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First, Become Ashes

(2021)
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K. M. Szpara follows Docile, one of the most anticipated science fiction novels of 2020, with First, Become Ashes, a fantastic standalone adventure that blends pain and pleasure and will make readers question what is real, and what is magical.

The Fellowship raised Lark to kill monsters.
His partner betrayed them to the Feds.
But Lark knows his magic is real, and he’ll do anything to complete his quest.

Lark spent the first twenty-four years, nine months, and three days of his life training for a righteous quest: to rid the world of monsters. Alongside his partner Kane, he wore the cage and endured the scourge in order to develop his innate magic. He never thought that when Kane left, he'd next see him in the company of FBI agents and a SWAT team. He never dreamed that the leader of the Fellowship of the Anointed would be brought up on charges of abuse and assault.

He never expected the government would tell him that the monsters aren't real—that there is no magic, and all the pain was for nothing.

Lark isn't ready to give up. He is determined to fulfill his quest, to defeat the monsters he was promised. Along the way he will grapple with the past, confront love, and discover his long-buried truth.

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Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Szpara is the rare author to tackle trauma and healing without flinching." - N K Jemisin


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Hardback Editions

April 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: First, Become Ashes
Author(s): K M Szpara
ISBN: 1-250-21618-4 / 978-1-250-21618-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor.com
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April 2021 : USA Audio edition

Title: First, Become Ashes
Author(s): K M Szpara
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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April 2021 : Australia Audio edition

Title: First, Become Ashes
Author(s): K M Szpara
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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April 2021 : Canada Audio edition

Title: First, Become Ashes
Author(s): K M Szpara
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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April 2021 : UK Audio edition

Title: First, Become Ashes
Author(s): K M Szpara
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: First, Become Ashes
Author(s): K M Szpara
Publisher: Tor.com
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU