Sam Sykes




Sam Sykes is the author of Tome Of The Undergates, a vast and sprawling story of adventure, demons, madness and carnage. Suspected by many to be at least tangentially related to most causes of human suffering, Sam Sykes is also a force to be reckoned with beyond literature.

At 25, Sykes is one of the younger authors to have arrived on the stage of literary fantasy. Tome Of The Undergates is his first book, published in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Holland, and Canada. He currently resides in the United States and is probably watching you read this right now.

Sam Sykes isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.

My Apology

I would like to apologize for the harm I have caused through my vulgar and sexual words, my poor judgment and my lack of respect for my colleagues.

Through my words and actions, I have made spaces that should be welcoming for all feel unsafe.  It was wrong of me to do so.  It was wrong of me not to consider the feelings and needs of those around me.  It was wrong of me to contribute to an atmospher

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“See, to appreciate a woman you have to appreciate a woman’s right to change. And to appreciate a woman’s right to change, you have to realize that she’ll do it with maddening frequency, usually just to confuse you so that you’ll never see her coming when she decides to rip your throat out and drink your blood.”
Sam Sykes, The City Stained Red

“Half-drunken poetry is the most honest kind of poetry. Too slurred to be eloquent, not slurred enough to be witless.”
Sam Sykes, The City Stained Red

“How can you be so sure?” Lenk asked. “That there’s no plan?” “Because,” Mocca said as he eyed the bottle, “I can’t imagine any God would be boring enough to want to know how everything ends.”
Sam Sykes, The City Stained Red


Which April New Release would you like to read in May?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In April" list.

** Write-ins are allowed. If you do so, please include title, author and series name.

Grave Destiny (Alex Craft, #6) by Kalayna Price
Grave Destiny by Kalayna Price
(Alex Craft, #6)
  3 votes, 75.0%

The Savior (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #17) by J.R. Ward
The Savior by J.R. Ward
(Black Dagger Brotherhood, #17)
  1 vote, 25.0%

Ignite (Dark Kings #15) by Donna Grant
Ignite by Donna Grant
(Dark Kings #15)
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses, #1) by Cassandra Clare
The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare
(The Eldest Curses, #1)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Seven Blades in Black (The Grave of Empires #1) by Sam Sykes
Seven Blades in Black by Sam Sykes
(The Grave of Empires #1)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Defy Me (Shatter Me, #5) by Tahereh Mafi
Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi
(Shatter Me, #5)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Darkness Returns (Guardians Of Eternity, #13) by Alexandra Ivy
Darkness Returns by Alexandra Ivy
(Guardians of Eternity, #13)
  0 votes, 0.0%

  0 votes, 0.0%

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) by Jay Kristoff
Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff
(The Aurora Cycle #1)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Storm of Locusts (The Sixth World, #2) by Rebecca Roanhorse
Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse
(The Sixth World #2)
  0 votes, 0.0%


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The Not a Book Cl...: DW: Name the Beast by Sam Sykes 3 101 Jan 15, 2014 04:18PM  

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