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The Traitor God

(2018)
(The first book in the Age of Tyranny series)
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A city threatened by unimaginable horrors must trust their most hated outcast—or lose everything—in this sword and sorcery debut with a grimdark twist.

“Epic fantasy meets hardboiled noir, with a foul-mouthed, seen-it-all narrator you won’t soon forget.” —Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

After 10 years on the run, dodging daemons and debt, reviled magician Edrin Walker returns home to avenge the brutal murder of his friend. Lynas had uncovered a terrible secret, something that threatened to devour the entire city. He tried to warn the Arcanum, the sorcerers who rule the city.
 
He failed.
 
Lynas was skinned alive and Walker felt every cut. Now, nothing will stop him from finding the murderer. Magi, mortals, daemons, and even the gods��Walker will burn them all if he has to. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time he’s killed a god.


Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Cameron Johnston is an exciting new voice in fantasy. His writing has a dark sense of humour and his debut is bursting with imagination and wonders. Fantastic stuff!" - Stephen Aryan

"The Traitor God by Cameron Johnston is part murder mystery, part detective story, and all fantasy that’s full of magic, shady villains and even shadier heroes. A hugely enjoyable tale and definitely a 2018 debut to look out for. Marvellous stuff." - Edward Cox

"Classic sword & sorcery with a wickedly blood-soaked grimdark twist." - Peter McLean

"High magic and low lives collide in The Traitor God, one part street-level procedural and two parts an urban magic apocalypse, this is fantasy walking tall and carrying a big stick." - Gavin G Smith

"Visceral and gripping fantasy, horribly and hugely enjoyable." - Anna Smith-Spark

"An assured and complex debut novel with a main protagonist of questionable loyalty and morals that, despite yourself, you can’t help but love. It’s not often you come across a fresh voice and a fresh take on magic, but The Traitor God gives both. Moments of absolute horror sit cheek by jowl with humour of the blackest kind and some of the monstrous creations in this book are nauseatingly wonderful. After a slightly slow start I found it increasingly difficult to put this book down. I dearly hope we get to see more of Magus Edrin Walker in future books." - Anna Stephens

"Grabs you and doesn't let go...packed with action and laced with black humour." - Neil Williamson


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