B is for Black God’s War

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.)


This is a post for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. My theme is epic fantasy, and blog posts will cover authors, books, tropes, themes, or anything else I can think of to fill the alphabet. Come back regularly to see what else I’ve had to say — or check out some of the other bloggers participating.

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  2. Great theme for the challenge! I love epic fantasy. Will be looking forward to all of your posts! I think I’ll go check out this book now and the website ๐Ÿ™‚

    My theme for the challenge is The Lord of the Rings and here’s the link to my “b” post:
    http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/b-is-for-bag-end-bilbo-baggins-and.html

    • Ooh, that’s a lovely theme — much more focused than mine. I’ll touch on Lord of the Rings for L — and now I’ll probably point people to your blog, too.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Let me know what you think of the book if you read it.

  3. Thanks for the tip on this one! It’s in my Kindle queue, and I’m really looking forward to it. But first, I must finish Farwalker.

    • Oh, good. You’ll have to let me know what you think — of both.

      And that reminds me that I need to edit this to point out that it’s currently free on Kindle. Thanks!

  4. I must read this book! Thank you for the tip. When I read further on the kindle blurb that The Black God comes to Lucia in her dreams, I was even totally more hooked. (yes, yes, I’m a writer. :P)

    Enjoying my trip with you through the land of epic fantasy. ๐Ÿ˜€

    -Chris

    • Glad it sounds exciting to you. Let me know what you think after you’ve read it!

      Thanks for commenting. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. I’ve never heard of this book before, but I can guarantee I’ll be reading it now. Sounds like my kind of book. Also, love the picture on your heading. That clock is awesome.
    Great post and happy A-Z blogging.

    • I love helping people find new books and new authors! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

      Thanks for the compliment on my banner image. I found it at Smashing Magazine, in their post Blog Headers for Free Download. There are some other very nice ones, but this one just seemed to fit for me.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  6. HI! I’m visiting from the AtoZ challenge. Great theme! Enjoy the month. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I love your theme for the A-Z. I was going to do this myself but I’m glad I didn’t. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great A-Z post!
    Nutschell
    http://www.thewritingnut.com

  8. Hi, dropping on on the A-Z blog-hop!

    Not come across this author, but then I have to admit this is not my usual genre. Piqued my interest enough to keep my eyes open for this author/title, though!

    Good luck with the challenge! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • If you do pick the book up, let me know what you think. Even better — let the author know!

      Thanks for stopping in and commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚

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