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Smoke and Stone

(The first book in the City of Sacrifice series)
A novel by

After a cataclysmic war of the gods, the last of humanity huddles in Bastion, a colossal ringed city. Beyond the outermost wall lies endless desert haunted by the souls of all the world's dead.

Trapped in a rigid caste system, Nuru, a young street sorcerer, lives in the outer ring. She dreams of escape and freedom. When something contacts her from beyond the wall, she risks everything and leaps at the opportunity. Mother Death, a banished god seeking to reclaim her place in Bastion's patchwork pantheon, has found her way back into the city.

Akachi, born to the wealth and splendour of Bastion's inner rings, is a priest of Cloud Serpent, Lord of the Hunt. A temple-trained sorcerer, he is tasked with bringing peace to the troublesome outer ring. Drawn into a dark and violent world of assassins, gangs, and street sorcerers, he battles the spreading influence of Mother Death in a desperate attempt to save Bastion.

The gods are once again at war.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"The fertile of Mesoamerican, warped through the lens of Fletcher's hyperkinetic imagination, yields hypnotic, terrifying results." - Brian Staveley

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Used availability for Michael R Fletcher's Smoke and Stone

Paperback Editions

September 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: Smoke and Stone
Author(s): Michael R Fletcher
ISBN: 1-68738-431-2 / 978-1-68738-431-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently Published
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Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Smoke and Stone (City of Sacrifice Book 1)
Author(s): Michael R Fletcher
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