This month welcomes a new Fantasy author that we predict will have a long and amazing career!
Title: The Burning Isle
Author: Will Panzo
Series: Book #1, Series name TBD
Grimdark at its core, The Burning Isle has the overall feel of Joe Abercrombie’s First Law series, combined (in a good way) with Mark Lawrence’s Broken Empire series, despite being quite different stylistically from them both.
While the primary protagonist Cassius has the same unstoppable drive to meet his goals at any cost, unlike Joe and Mark’s leads, Cassius must rely heavily on his magical combat skills to force his will upon the world. Magical combat skills he uses with devastating effectiveness…….
From the Publisher:
“A man has only three reasons for being anywhere: to right a wrong, to earn a coin, or because he is lost.”
Cassius is not lost…
The mage Cassius has just arrived on the island of Scipio. Five miles of slum on the edge of fifty miles of jungle, Scipio is a lawless haven for criminals, pirates, and exiles. The city is split in two, each half ruled by a corrupt feudal lord. Both of them answer to a mysterious general who lives deep in the jungle with his army, but they still constantly battle for power. If a man knows how to turn their discord to his advantage, he might also turn a profit…
But trained on the Isle of Twelve, Cassius is no ordinary spellcaster, and his goal is not simply money. This a treacherous island where the native gods are restless, and anything can happen…