Welcome to TBR Treasures: a monthly series where I dig through my TBR hoard and emerge a book I’m really excited for, and highlight it. There are some truly amazing books out there and they deserve to be celebrated for how fantastic they are.
And it should also help keep my TBR list from entering the thousands. (Key word here is: should.) You can check out my previous highlights here!
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This Month’s Selection is…
The Gods of Men
Author: Barbara Kloss
Series: The Gods of Men #1
Length: Kindle Edition, 452 pages
Published: June 26th 2018
Genre: Fantasy | Adult Fiction | Epic Fantasy | Romance | Magic
Sable hated the gods. She hated what men did in their name.
Magic is forbidden throughout the Five Provinces; those born with it are hunted and killed. Sable doesn’t know her music holds power over souls—not until, at age nine, she plays her flute before the desert court and accidentally stops her baby sister’s heart, killing her. Horrified by what she’s done and fearing for her life, she flees north, out of Provincial jurisdiction and into the frigid land of exiles and thieves, known as The Wilds. There, Sable lives in hiding, burdened by guilt, and survives as a healer. But now, ten years later, someone—or something—is hunting her.
On the run again, Sable’s best chance for survival is Jos, a lethal man from the Five Provinces, who claims to need her skills as a healer to save his dying father, and she needs the large sum of money he’s offered. There’s something about him Sable doesn’t trust, but she doesn’t have many options. A spirit of the dead is hunting her, summoned by a mysterious necromancer, and it’s getting closer.
Sable soon discovers she’s just the start of the necromancer’s plan to take over the Five Provinces, and she’s the only one with the power to stop it. But harnessing her forbidden power means revealing it to the world, and the dangerous Provincial, Jos, she’s beginning to fall for.
This was another book recommended to me on Twitter, and I have to say, I have yet to be disappointed. And it’s another indie-published book so I’m doubly excited about it.
I am a simple book dragon: give me a high stakes chase and a sinister plot in a high fantasy package and I am sold. Luckily for me, that seems to be exactly what The Gods of Men promises. Honestly, it sounds like just the kind of fantasy I need to get through the last few weeks (hopefully!) of winter. The summary was already fantastic, the kind of blurb that makes me sit up and take immediate notice, and adding in that touch of possible enemies-to-lovers romance AND some forbidden magic is just icing on top of this magical cake. I have such high hopes for this story already and I haven’t even made it to the first page – let’s hope I can get there soon!
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