I am not sure which number this is on my #20booksofsummer challenge this is, I have read 10 of them so far and I am a little behind with posting my reviews. The Deathless by Peter Newman is the first book in The Deathless trilogy and here is what it is all about…
From the Gemmell Award-winning author of THE VAGRANT, a thrilling new series of power, intrigue, and magic.
Creatures lurk in the endless forests of the Wild, plucking victims from those who scratch a living by the sides of the great Godroads, paths of crystal which provide refuge from the infernal tide.
Humanity’s protectors reign within crystal castles held aloft on magical currents – seven timeless royal families, born and reborn into flawless bodies. As immortal as the precious stones from which they take their names, they fight to hold the Wild at bay. For generations a fragile balance has held.
AND THE DAMNED…
House Sapphire, one of the ancient Deathless families, is riven by suspicion and grief. Their hunting expeditions against the Wild are failing and entire villages have begun to disappear.
Then, when assassins strike, House Sapphire shatters.
NOTHING LASTS FOREVER
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This is the first book in The Deathless Trilogy, it is a really good read that sets the scene and then led me into the world of the Deathless.
The Deathless are immortal when they die their souls are reborn into a new body and they live as a normal person would until they get to old age or die, so the cycle begins again. They live in castle of crystal that float above the ground below. The ground is a wilderness full of great dangers from creatures that stalk the shadows and hunt everything. There are ways of living in the wild.
The Deathless are the rulers, and with rulers there are going to be politics, and boy are there some underhanded shenanigans going on in this story. Trying to alter the future by removing bloodlines, or trying to discover ways of undermining anothers position makes this an intriguing read.
There are various characters in this story, a mix of good, bad and often times not quite sure on which side of the fence they sit. On the ground there are people with there own problems, and once again the matter of who can be trusted is an issue.
I really like this first book in the trilogy, it has a good pace and there is a lot going on to keep me turning the pages. I liked it a lot and I would recommend it to readers who are looking for a new fantasy trilogy to get into.
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