#BookBlast The Faith Of The Nine by Sachin Dev

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About the Book:

The Third Yuga is slowly drawing to a close. Nam – the greatest Empire on Janani – is going to face some fierce winds of change. Seers foresee omens of death and destruction in the return of the Banished One – A God who will claim the ashes of this world as revenge. While out in the streets, rumours abound – of older forgotten powers stirring.


Caught in this maelstrom of a power struggle between Gods are three ordinary lives: General Fateh, the most celebrated soldier in Nam who starts to question his faith, Ishan – a gifted orphan who struggles to comprehend his destiny and Abhaya – a young monk in search of truths about this world. Their choices and actions will shape the destiny of this scarred world that becomes the playground for vindictive Gods.


In a world where Rakshasas arise out of left-over traces of Maaya and twilight forms the portal to countless worlds around us for Daityas and Yakshis to dance through, a God is only as powerful as those who believe.And when Gods rise, faith of men will be tested…And broken.


Faith of the Nine


 

Fantasy for Adults

 

When you usually ask around for
recommendations for Fantasy for adults, you end with Game of Thrones at the top
of the list. Followed perhaps by scores of Shannara books. (Which by the way
are still coming out! Terry Brooks is a phenomenal author!)
 
Because for most of us ( especially more so
in a country like India) we are wary of being found reading a book whose cover
looks like Chandrakanta the old Doordarshan series we used to watch as kids. So
we still get by with the Harry Potter series and sometimes don’t think much
beyond.
So I’ve been reading only fantasy (or
broadly speculative fiction that counts Fantasy as one of the main streams –
Sci-fi & Horror being the other mainstay besides countless sub-genres) for
the last fifteen years now. Ever since I picked up LOTR & Dune ( by Frank
Herbert. Masterpiece! ) in college. I’ve suffered looks of disdain by
colleagues/ fellow travellers as I was nose-deep in some fantasy western (Namely
– Dark Tower Series by Stephen King. Yes. He writes stuff outside of horror
too!) But I cared less than the backside of a rodent for such. I was living in
a different world and I was loving it.
 
So this, is an attempt to list down some
fantastic gems I discovered during this journey of mine and to let the broader
world be aware that Fantasy has come a long way from the tales of a young farm
boy setting out to find his destiny (which involved throwing a beautiful ring
into the volcanic fires of Mordor!) I will also try and slot them into
different sub genres as I know them. Makes it easier for recommending, right?
 
Epic
fantasy.  
Magic
that will leave you spell bound. Political manoeuvrings. Tricky backstabbing. Adventure.
Kingdoms or worlds at stake. All this and more!
Mistborn
Trilogy & the on-going Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson
. The on-going series is a massive ten part magnum opus and it
reflects all things great and fun about the genre. Cannot recommend enough of
this guy. He is prolific when it comes to writing. Churning out at least 1-2
books every year. Year after year.
Promise
of Blood ( Powder Mage trilogy # 1) by Brian McClellan
. Sometimes called Flintlock fantasy This guy is setting the fire to
the keg with this explosive debut novel in this series that deserves to be read
more.
Gentlemen
Bastards series by Scott Lynch
– Chronicling the
life and adventures of a thief and petty crook, Lock Lamora and his friends,
this is also one stunning piece of work that any lover of mayhem and adventure
should definitely be getting his hands on. Lies
of Lock Lamora
sets up the rollicking pace of this series and it’s on
book-3 now – with the rest of the books eagerly awaited. You should jump onto
this ship. 
 
Grim
Dark Fantasy.
This is modern fantasy with a lot of
writers jumping into bandwagon. Brutal, gritty, splashed with blood and gore –
and darker themes explored.
Malazan
Book of the Fallen
– 10 book series that is
COMPLETE and mind blowing by Steven
Eriksen
.
Any book by Joe Abercrombie. This guy is truly the emperor of this sub-genre
with his brilliant books setting out to explore darker spaces within a man’s
mind.
Broken
Empire by Mark Lawrence
. Be warned, this books may
be a bit too intense but are shining example of what a writer can do to twist
the readers into his dark worlds. It features a 11-year old sociopath who sets
out to conquer the world.
Prince
of Nothing trilogy by R Scott Bakker
. If you like
your fantasy philosophical, dark and heavy this is your one stop. His second
trilogy is incomplete and eagerly awaited.
 
Military
fantasy.  
Yes,
there is something like this. And Myke
Cole
’s first trilogy starting off with Control Point is a wonderfully
accessible entry point into such worlds. Combining the best of military fiction
with fantasy worlds.
 
Silk
Road Fantasy
. Again a recent phenomenon of readers
getting bored of medieval European settings for their fantasy tales. Notable
books are Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay,
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin
Ahmed
, The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu.

 

 
There are multiple other books that are
genre-benders mashing up the good things in one genre with another. It’s a gold
mine out there and I would urge all readers who ultimately like a good story to
keep exploring beyond the walls and gates of Hogwarts. 

  


 

About the Author:

Sachin Dev

Sachin discovered Tolkien in his teens, alternative rock as a new adult and digital marketing in pretty much his late twenties. These still form a large wedge in his circle of life. Travel, radio and theatre have also figured in that ever-expanding and diminishing circle.


On perhaps a more prosaic note, he is an engineer from BITS Pilani and holds an MBA from Indian School of Business. Attribute the love for numbers and pie-charts to this. He is currently based in Bangalore and happily married to Harini. He spends an inordinately large amount of time chasing after his two dogs (who love the free life a bit too much) when he is not busy dreaming up fantasy worlds full of monsters. And beautiful Yakshis, of course.


He can usually be found ranting on twitter under the handle @xenosach, devouring books and talking about them on his blog. You can always stalk him online at his official website

Faith of the NIne
 

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

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