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For ages League mothers have told their children terrifying stories about the Black Hats: a sect of murderous women eager to slay anyone who falls into their grasp, always searching for their next victim. Only Sisterhood of Light have been able to counter their evil. When a Black Hat is taken prisoner aboard Captain Davage's ship, the Sisters have every intention of execut ...more
Hardcover, 440 pages
Published February 4th 2009 by iUniverse.com (first published 2009)
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Christina Westover
Intricately woven, Ren Garcia's "The League of Elder:Sygillis of Metatron" is one of the finest works of fiction I have ever read. Set in the future, Lord Davage of Blanchefort is the hated enemy of a Black Hat named Marilith, his once bride-to-be.Hate is never as potent as that resulting from love gone wrong, and because of this, The Black Hats have declared war and death upon anyone who fights on the side of Lord Davage and The League of Elder.It is not until Lord Davage happens upon Sygillis ...more
Cameluta
I read this book after I read book #3 of the series The Dead Held Hands and I have to admit that I liked “Sygillis of Metatron” better than The Dead Held Hands. While “The Dead Held Hands” is fantasy 100%, in “Sygillis of Metatron” Mr. Garcia blends fantasy with science fiction … and he does a very good job. “Sygillis of Metatron” is still mainly a fantasy but with strong elements of science fiction, and the two genres are intermingled so fine that it seems correct/natural to fly a starship and ...more
ZB
I enjoyed this book. It took me awhile to pick it up and read it after I received it even though it had gotten good ratings. For whatever irrational reason I had, I went into the book expecting not to like it. However, it lived up to the ratings. I didn't rate it a four, but if GoodReads had half star ratings I would have rated it a 3.5. Fours I reserve for books I really liked and couldn't put down or have something profound to say. Fives are for books I would read over and over again or have i ...more
Cas Peace
I came to this book backwards, having read Book Two, Hazards of the Old Ones, first. I really enjoyed Hazards and wondered how it would be reading League when I already thought I knew the characters. Well, I have to say that I enjoyed League every bit as much as Hazards, and found it quite exciting learning more about the characters and the origins of their relationships. Some of the questions I had since reading Hazards were answered once I read League, and not always in the way I expected, whi ...more
Danielle Zwissler
Holy hell I loved this book! Lord Davage of Blanchefort is the hated by his ex-bride-to-be... And that love that went wrong was the start of the declared war.... This book is truly a timeless story on good and evil. The characters are strong, and his descriptions on everything from the Black Hats to the battlefield are done in such a way that you feel like you are there watching it all unfold. I bought this book from the author at a convention in Kentucky and am so very glad that I did. He was ...more
Anisa Alice-Claire
Seriously, don't judge this book by its intro. I found the first few chapters to be a little dry, but once I got through them the story and writing really started to pick up. This is an elaborate world with intricately woven details. There is a lot going on and that could account for slight information dump right out of the gates. I found the interactions between characters to be well thought out and flowing. Descriptions of places/things weren't over done and, overall, I enjoyed this read. I wo ...more
Greg
This book transports you to a world that is well thought out and complete. It is a great mix of fantasy and sci-fi. I have already told several people about this book and am looking forward to others in the series.
Mysti Parker
***Really great start to an imaginative sci-fi steam punk series. Review to come in the Sept issue of SQMag***
Bianca
A Must READ!!!
Jessica Billings
The cover alone of this book had me intrigued and The League of Elder did not disappoint. With an intensely rich background and setting, the book immediately gripped my attention with a strange description of something powerfully evil, waiting and watching: a haunting foreshadowing. In a classic story of good vs. evil, Ren Garcia takes a new twist with a main character intent on "turning" the ones who are supposed to be evil, bringing out the good in them. Although he initially must defy everyon ...more
Christina Westover
Intricately woven, Ren Garcia's "The League of Elder:Sygillis of Metatron" is one of the finest works of fiction I have ever read. Set in the future, Lord Davage of Blanchefort is the hated enemy of a Black Hat named Marilith, his once bride-to-be.Hate is never as potent as that resulting from love gone wrong, and because of this, The Black Hats have declared war and death upon anyone who fights on the side of Lord Davage and The League of Elder.It is not until Lord Davage happens upon Sygillis ...more
Chantal Boudreau
I had originally posted a review for this when I first read it, but that review seems to have vanished from existence. It was a great intro for the series, and if I remember correctly my first review I compared it to those high action cliff-hanger serials with larger-than-life heroes and plenty of thrills and excitement, emotion and drama. It was a fun book, with some very dark moments and its fair share of intrigue. I think this book tapped into the kind of story Mr. Garcia could bring to the t ...more
Justine Hedman
The characters are not only fun and full of life, but the world Ren creates is fantasical and fabulous. I loved every minute I spent in his world, and though it seldom happens, this was litterally a book I couldn't put down!
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Ren Garcia, the author of the League of Elder Series, graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in literature. He enjoys playing volleyball and ice hockey and lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and their four dogs. You can check out Ren’s website at http://theleagueofelder.com/, or his blog at http://thetempleoftheexplodinghead.wo... .
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Other Books in the Series

The League Of Elder (8 books)
  • The Hazards of the Old Ones (The League Of Elder #2)
  • The Dead Held Hands (The Temple of the Exploding Head #1)
  • The Machine (The Temple of the Exploding Head #2)
  • The Temple of the Exploding Head (The Temple of the Exploding Head #3)
  • Sands of the Solar Empire (Belmont Saga #1)
  • Against the Druries (Belmont Saga #2)
  • The Shadow tech Goddess (The League Of Elder #8)
Sands of the Solar Empire (Belmont Saga #1) The Dead Held Hands (The Temple of the Exploding Head #1) The Machine (The Temple of the Exploding Head #2) Against the Druries (Belmont Saga #2) The Hazards of the Old Ones (The League Of Elder #2)

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