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Servant of a Dark God

by John Brown

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Series: The Dark God (1)

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One of the mysterious Divines, godlike rulers capable of harvesting a person's life force, has vanished. Young Talen's relatively idyllic life is turned upside down when his family is accused of being "soul-eaters" who worship a twisted god. Pursued by fearful clansmen and a nightmarish earthen monstrosity known only as Hunger, Talen begins to investigate his latent world-changing abilities. Soon he learns of his family's extensive role in the enigmatic Order, whose mission is to "break the yoke of the Divines," and the nature of the dark power that hunts them.… (more)
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  CarmaSpence | Jul 26, 2018 |
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  sunqueen | Jan 11, 2017 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Unfortunately, this book started out slow, and it was very difficult to sustain my interest throughout to the finish. Talen (our 'hero') was an incredibly unsympathetic character and it's difficult to enjoy rooting against a protagonist who isn't supposed to be an anti-hero. ( )
  Magentawolf | Nov 3, 2011 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I couldn't really get into this book. It wasn't so much bad as not good. I didn't really care for the characters, which is always a deal breaker for me. I wasn't pulled in. The plot and world do have their good points and can be quite interesting. ( )
  Nikkles | Sep 12, 2010 |
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A provocative, suspenseful beginning of a new series.
added by Katya0133 | editBooklist, Krista Hutley (Sep 15, 2009)
 
Reminiscent of L.E. Modesitt Jr.'s "Recluce" novels and David Drake's "Lord of the Isles" series and David Farland's "Runelords" books, this well-wrought tale of families in conflict against both politics and religion represents a welcome addition to large-scale fantasy.
added by Katya0133 | editLibrary Journal, Jackie Cassandra (Sep 15, 2009)
 
Brown's narrative takes a few hundred pages to get up to speed, but the latter parts are breakneck-paced and action-packed. Patient readers will be rewarded with a thoroughly enjoyable fantasy adventure.
added by Katya0133 | editPublishers Weekly (Aug 17, 2009)
 

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The Goat King danced the crags by day,
At night he came to feed,
And dupe the foolish farmer's wives
To hold his monstrous breed.
The husbands sought to hunt him down
And take him as he lay,
But the wily King, with a wicked touch,
Stole their souls away.
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Talen sat at the wooden table in nothing but his underwear because he had no pants.
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One of the mysterious Divines, godlike rulers capable of harvesting a person's life force, has vanished. Young Talen's relatively idyllic life is turned upside down when his family is accused of being "soul-eaters" who worship a twisted god. Pursued by fearful clansmen and a nightmarish earthen monstrosity known only as Hunger, Talen begins to investigate his latent world-changing abilities. Soon he learns of his family's extensive role in the enigmatic Order, whose mission is to "break the yoke of the Divines," and the nature of the dark power that hunts them.

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