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    • Publication date:12 Feb 2015

Tithe of the Saviours

By A J Dalton

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The final battle for the people of the empire is at hand - and it will shake the universe itself.

The gods will see you brought down...
The spirits of your ancestors will have their revenge upon you...
The Saviours will drain you of your very soul.

In claiming a place in the world, mortals have won many enemies for themselves. The ancient gods are jealous and conspire against them. The King of the Dead looks to lead his armies into the land of the living. In their own realm, the mighty Declension watches and waits, as events begin to unfold precisely as they had always planned.

Jillan and his companions are beset on all sides, yet are plagued by self-doubt and internal division. When the final battle for survival begins, both they and their gods face extinction. They are easy prey for the warriors of the Declension, who are intent upon stripping Jillan of his magic and raising up their empire once more.

His friends and beloved Hella taken from him, Jillan is captured and tortured. He is ultimately broken and condemned to work in a mine, to see out his days labouring in misery for the enemy he has fought against his entire life.

He is a man without hope.

Biographical Notes

A. J. Dalton (Adam Dalton) has been an English language teacher as far afield as Egypt, the Czech Republic, Thailand, Slovakia, Poland and Manchester Metropolitan University. He published his first fantasy trilogy, consisting of NECROMANCER'S GAMBIT (2008), NECROMANCER'S BETRAYAL (2009) and NECROMANCER'S FALL (2010), to great acclaim.

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  • Publication date: 17 Apr 2014
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