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Mike Shel

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Mike Shel (not his real name) was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1964 and grew up in the suburb of Dearborn, the hometown of Henry Ford, genius industrialist and virulent anti-Semite nutjob. Mike has also lived in southern Illinois, Louisville, Kentucky, Atlanta, Georgia, and now Indianapolis, Indiana. After writing two adventures for Dungeon Magazine in the early 90s, he crawled down a deep, dark hole. He emerged 15 years later, Rip Van Winkle-like, looked around for a moment, then crawled back down again. Re-emerging after another 3 years, he rubbed the sleep from his eyes and began freelancing for Paizo Publishing and third-party publishers like Kobold Press and Legendary Games.

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Sin Eater Approacheth

Howdy, all!

The sequel to my debut, 2018's Aching God (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...) is scheduled for release in two days: May 20.

Sin Eater (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...) spends time in the heads of both Auric and his daughter Agnes, and answers many questions left dangling in AG.

I'm excited for you to read it. A number have already pre-ordered it at Amazon - Enough so that Read more of this blog post »
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Awesome world building. The author is also fantastic at creating suspense. It was definitely a really fun book to read. "
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The world that is deep in Aching God leaves you invested and wanting more. The follow up just continues to build and get you more invested. This book gave me nightmares. It’s not often you can say a book ingrains itself i" Read more of this review »
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"Likely the most well-written series you’ll find

Writing on par with (or better than) your big name authors who appear regularly on the NYT Bestsellers List. Really wonderful stuff here. "
Aching God by Mike Shel
"This book isn’t going to be the perfect read for every fan of fantasy, but if you’re looking for a novel that feels like an amazing campaign of a high fantasy roleplaying game, then this book is for you.

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“We all have our failings, Gnaeus,” answered Auric. “Understanding one’s own is the measure of wisdom.”
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“One measure of wisdom is to know, as we are moved around the board, what the game is about.”
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