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In the Shadow of the Gods

Book 1, Bound Gods - A Bound Gods Novel

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A breathtaking talent makes her debut with this first book in a dark epic fantasy trilogy, in which a mismatched band of mortals led by a violent, secretive man must stand against a pair of resentful gods to save their world.

Eons ago, a pair of gods known as the Twins grew powerful in the world of Fiatera, until the Divine Mother and Almighty Father exiled them, binding them deep in the earth. But the price of keeping the fire lands safe is steep. To prevent these young gods from rising again, all twins in the land must be killed at birth, a safeguard that has worked until now.

Trapped for centuries, the Twins are gathering their latent powers to break free and destroy the Parents for their tyranny—to set off a fight between two generations of gods for control of the world and the mortals who dwell in it.

When the gods make war, only one side can be victorious. Joros, a mysterious and cunning priest, has devised a dangerous plan to win. Over eight years, he gathers a team of disparate fighters—Scal, a lost and damaged swordsman from the North; Vatri, a scarred priestess who claims to see the future in her fires; Anddyr, a drug-addled mage wandering between sanity and madness; and Rora and Aro, a pair of twins who have secretly survived beyond the reach of the law.

These warriors must learn to stand together against the unfathomable power of vengeful gods, to stop them from tearing down the sun . . . and plunging their world into darkness.

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 04, 2016 – Dunne's gripping epic fantasy debut opens 800 years after Patharro and Metherra, the parent gods, cast their twin offspring, Fratarro and Sororra, down from the heavens for the sin of wanting there to be more to their lives than what their parents decreed. The twin gods have been bound to the well-hidden and powerless land of Fiatera. As the book begins, strange occurrences signal changes that might presage the twins' restoration. Massed against this threat is a motley group: a heretic priest named Joros and his magic-using slave, Anddyr; Scal, a Northman and former Fiateran prisoner; a pair of sewer-rat siblings pretending they're not twins; and a visionary priestess. The gods have brought this group together but which gods, and to what purpose? The interesting concept will keep readers involved as the story gradually unfolds. With at least two sequels planned, this installment is mostly setup, but Dunne's polished prose and well-rounded characters make it a strong start.

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In the Shadow of the Gods
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Epic
  • Published: Jun 21, 2016
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 400 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Bound Gods
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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