Black God’s War is the first book in Moses Siregar III’s planned series, Splendor and Ruin.
From the first page, I was captivated by Lucia, who manages not to be petulant and jealous when her younger brother is born and takes all of the attention. Her interactions with Lord Danato, the Black God, are fabulous, especially the way she keeps trying to ignore him. After all, she chose Ysa, his sister, as her patron. In general, I love the gods, who come in pairs, as well as the ceremony where children choose a patron god for their life.
Siregar does a marvelous job with both the characters and the world-building, creating lands (Rezzia and Pawelon) that I’m eager to return to. If you’re interested in checking out The Black God’s War, he has ways for you to do so, including a free novella and the first chapter of the novel up on his Goodreads page. If you’re interested in finding out more about him, be sure to check out his Website.
Edit: I forgot to mention Black God’s War is 99 cents on Kindle. (It was free over the weekend.)
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