An Ill-Fated Sky

An Ill-Fated Sky

Darrell Drake

Fantasy / Historical Fantasy / Sword & Sorcery

Tirdad will forsake honour. With his sword, or on it. All his life, Tirdad has been an honourable man. Right until the point where honour made him run his sword through his beloved cousin, ending her rebellion. Wracked with guilt, Tirdad is ready to forsake his honour, forget the past, and forge a new path ahead, but in a cruel twist of fate, Tirdad becomes bonded to the blade that made him a kinslayer. Cursed by the sword, Tirdad inherits both his cousin's planet-reckoning powers and the conspiracy against her that forced her into rebellion. The celestial powers are now his to command against those same enemies, if he dares risk the mayhem that inevitably follows, but he may not have any choice if he wants to unravel the plot that destroyed his House. Divs, yazatas, star-reckoners, Tirdad will face them all as he travels across Iran, sowing chaos and reaping curse. • • • "One of the most extraordinary things about An Ill-Fated Sky is the emergence of character development as its greatest strength. Building on an already strong showing in A Star-Reckoner's Lot, AIFS is host to some of the most believable, enigmatic and intriguing characters I have come across since Robin Hobb's Fitz and the Fool." — The Tome & Tankard Inn Characters are where Darrell really excels. He masterfully creates tormented and troubled characters, and then puts them into challenging situations. Things are dark, and the characters all have their issues, but there are some fascinating growth arcs throughout the book." — The Fantasy Inn "From start to finish, Drake immerses you in this wonderful world he’s created, with a magic system and mythology so foreign to most of us that it’s great to dive in and experience. The characters are rich and well-drawn, and you feel for them all." — Irresponsible Reader "The characters were wonderful to read about. The dialogue had an enjoyable blend of exposition, character development and humor." — Purple Owl Reviews **Review "One of the most extraordinary things about An Ill-Fated Sky is the emergence of character development as its greatest strength. Building on an already strong showing in A Star-Reckoner's Lot, AIFS is host to some of the most believable, enigmatic and intriguing characters I have come across since Robin Hobb's Fitz and the Fool." -- The Tome & Tankard Inn *"Characters are where Darrell really excels. He masterfully creates tormented and troubled characters, and then puts them into challenging situations. Things are dark, and the characters all have their issues, but there are some fascinating growth arcs throughout the book."* -- The Fantasy Inn *"From start to finish, Drake immerses you in this wonderful world he's created, with a magic system and mythology so foreign to most of us that it's great to dive in and experience. The characters are rich and well-drawn, and you feel for them all."* -- Irresponsible Reader *"The characters were wonderful to read about. The dialogue had an enjoyable blend of exposition, character development and humor."* -- Purple Owl Reviews
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