Title: Master of Sorrow
Series: The Silent God Series #1
Author’s Name: Justin T. Call
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Genre: Fantasy Adventure
Page Count: 577 Pages
Author or Book Website: https://justintcall.com/
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Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
You have heard the story before – of a young boy, orphaned through tragic circumstances, raised by a wise old man, who comes to a fuller knowledge of his magic and uses it to fight the great evil that threatens his world.
But what if the boy hero and the malevolent, threatening taint were one and the same?
What if the boy slowly came to realize he was the reincarnation of an evil god? Would he save the world . . . or destroy it?
Among the Academy’s warrior-thieves, Annev de Breth is an outlier. Unlike his classmates who were stolen as infants from the capital city, Annev was born in the small village of Chaenbalu, was believed to be executed, and then unknowingly raised by his parents’ killers.
Seventeen years later, Annev struggles with the burdens of a forbidden magic, a forgotten heritage, and a secret deformity. When he is subsequently caught between the warring ideologies of his priestly mentor and the Academy’s masters, he must choose between forfeiting his promising future at the Academy or betraying his closest friends. Each decision leads to a deeper dilemma, until Annev finds himself pressed into a quest he does not wish to fulfil.
Will he finally embrace the doctrine of his tutors, murder a stranger, and abandon his mentor? Or will he accept the more difficult truth of who he is . . . and the darker truth of what he may become . . .
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This book made me feel all kind of things for Annev. It did not start off on a foot for for him. There were things with this mentor, those at school and some internal struggle that he has to deal with. It puts a lot of weight on his shoulder and he is going to have to make a decision on where his life is going to go. I really want to see what the next going to bring. I still have a few questions, but that is a good thing when a books makes you think about what is going to come next and think you have it figured out and the author throws a curveball.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars