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Cleansed

(The True Tree Chronicles #1)

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The world is in the grasp of the God of Chaos, whose only mantra is: Do as Thou Wilt.
When Chaos orchestrates the mass slaughter he calls The Cleansing, men and Gods alike turn to stand up against him. With the God of Chaos, the God of Death, and the God of Order clashing, their followers must face off in and epic, bloody struggle.
Dirge, an apprentice to the Brotherhood o
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Paperback, 360 pages
Published July 18th 2016 by Blue Deco Publishing
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Lukasz
Jul 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Cleansed chronicles the life of Dirge, from childhood to adolescence. Orphaned at a young age, he’s taken in by Talic, the leader of the Order of the Brotherhood, assassins for the God of Death, Aza’zel. Dirge grows into a dangerous young man skilled in combat. When The Prophet of the forgotten God of Order, Ukase, approaches him, Dirge finally finds his way. He breaks with the Brotherhood to serve his new master.

His military adventures are bloody and epic. Cleansed goes into dark, scary places.
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Randy Pearson
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The characters and story of Cleansed completely drew me in. I had to know what would happen next - I couldn't put it down! GS Scott has created a vibrant, fascinating, and terrifying world. It's not one I would ever want to live in, but I can't wait to visit again. Scott really knows how to craft a story. A few times throughout this novel, I thought I knew where the story was going, but then it veered off in an unexpected direction. The ending blew me away! Kudos to Mr. Scott! Bring on the next ...more
Thomas A
Apr 23, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Intriguing world-building, but disappointing and unclear plot

As I finished Cleansed, I had to sit back and wonder what the hell I just read. By the end of the book, I still hadn’t figured out whether there was a plot or if it was just a loosely strung-together series of events and abandoned plot threads. Each time the plot began to build in a direction, it felt like the author changed their mind, ditched it, and decided to go with something new. And it’s not that the story has plot twists freque
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Robin Smith
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story is the coming of age of a man name Dirge. We follow him from his youth within the constraints of Tuilar, leading up to his adulthood which is filled with dangers and uncertainty.
Dirge has a difficult childhood where you find yourself rooting for him to get above all of the squalor and despair he had to face. As he starts trying to find what path best suits who he is as a person, he is met with specific ideologies that fall under the three gods we are introduced to in Scott's world.
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Chris
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was at the author's recent wedding. Great guy, this story is vastly more enjoyable than the first one. I wished there was more cross over with the first prequel book. I found the language a bit confusing as it seems to be a mix of old English and modern (profanity mostly) English. I hope the next book contains anything about trees ...more
M.J. Sewall
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well written, though the book could have used more tension in the overall plot. The characters seem to go from one day to the next and their motivations aren’t always clear.
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This story follows the life of Dirge, from childhood up through his young adult years (please note, this book is NOT YA. This is adult fantasy.) After the death of his mother, he is orphaned, taken in by Talic, the leader of the Order of the Brotherhood, assassins for the God of Death, Aza'zel. Coming into his teen years, he becomes an apprentice to the Brotherhood, even though following Aza'zel never felt fully right. It is not until he meets a prophet for the God of Order, Ukase, that he finds ...more
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G. S. Scott is the author of CLEANSED, CHAOS REIGNS, VOL 1: THE HAND of GOD, CHAOS REIGNS, VOL 2: THE TOWER of TIME, THE TYRANNY of GODS AND MEN, and SORROW’S HEART from the series THE CHRONICLES OF THE TRUE TREE.
Mr. Scott spent his youth, sitting in a basement playing tabletop role-playing games. It got his creative juices flowing. Characters of all types banged around in his head, demanding to
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The True Tree Chronicles (3 books)
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