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Master of Sorrows

(2019)
(The first book in the Silent Gods series)
A novel by

 
 
You have heard the story before - of a young boy, orphaned through tragic circumstances, raised by a wise old man, who comes to a fuller knowledge of his magic and uses it to fight the great evil that threatens his world.

But what if the boy hero and the malevolent, threatening taint were one and the same?

What if the boy slowly came to realize he was the reincarnation of an evil god? Would he save the world . . . or destroy it?

Among the Academy's warrior-thieves, Annev de Breth is an outlier. Unlike his classmates who were stolen as infants from the capital city, Annev was born in the small village of Chaenbalu, was believed to be executed, and then unknowingly raised by his parents' killers.

Seventeen years later, Annev struggles with the burdens of a forbidden magic, a forgotten heritage, and a secret deformity. When he is subsequently caught between the warring ideologies of his priestly mentor and the Academy's masters, he must choose between forfeiting his promising future at the Academy or betraying his closest friends. Each decision leads to a deeper dilemma, until Annev finds himself pressed into a quest he does not wish to fulfil.

Will he finally embrace the doctrine of his tutors, murder a stranger, and abandon his mentor? Or will he accept the more difficult truth of who he is . . . and the darker truth of what he may become . . .

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A classic coming-of-age tale meets a hero-to-be adventure with spiraling depth ... Call writes a world of deep and profound mythology." - Ed McDonald

"A fast-paced and intricate coming-of-age story that shows that villains aren't born but forged." - Nick Martell

"If you loved Robin Hobb's Fitz in Assassin's Apprentice, you'll love Annev in Justin Call's Master of Sorrows!" - Adrian Selby


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Hardback Editions

February 2020 : Hardback
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Title: Master of Sorrows (The Silent Gods Series, 1)
Author(s): Justin Travis Call
ISBN: 1-982591-78-1 / 978-1-982591-78-6
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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February 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Master of Sorrows: The Silent Gods Book 1
Author(s): Justin Call
ISBN: 1-4732-2286-9 / 978-1-4732-2286-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Master of Sorrows: The Silent Gods Book 1
Author(s): Justin Call
ISBN: 1-4732-2288-5 / 978-1-4732-2288-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Master of Sorrows: The Silent Gods Book 1
Author(s): Justin Call
ISBN: 1-4732-2287-7 / 978-1-4732-2287-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Master of Sorrows (Silent Gods)
Author(s): Justin Travis Call
ISBN: 1-982592-42-7 / 978-1-982592-42-4
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Master of Sorrows (Silent Gods)
Author(s): Justin Travis Call
ISBN: 1-982592-43-5 / 978-1-982592-43-1
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Master of Sorrows: The Silent Gods, Book 1
Author(s): Justin Travis Call
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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February 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Master of Sorrows: The Silent Gods, Book 1
Author(s): Justin Travis Call
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Master of Sorrows: The Silent Gods, Book 1
Author(s): Justin Travis Call
Publisher: Orion
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February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Master of Sorrows: The Silent Gods, Book 1
Author(s): Justin Travis Call
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Master of Sorrows: The Silent Gods, Book 1
Author(s): Justin Travis Call
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Master of Sorrows (The Silent Gods Series Book 1)
Author(s): Justin Travis Call
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Master of Sorrows: The Silent Gods Book 1
Author(s): Justin Call
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU