The Rot's War (Ignifer Cycle #2)
Moments after Sen stepped through the revenant arch, an inky darkness flooded out across his world. Over the wreckage of a city broken by revolution it surged, engulfing the grand Grammaton tower, smothering the King's Aigle palace and drowning every last caste in the dark. Sen alone escaped; a young man prophesied to raise the Saint and save his wor...more
This is a big book, even more brilliant than The Saint’s Rise. You start a new page, and the narrative takes a turn you never saw coming. Michael John Grist brings to life conflicts and concepts unlike anyone writing today.
Some of it looks like the maturation of seeds sown in the nine-book Last Mayor series, but it flows, and your imagination responds. The storyline is a telling, thoroughly compelling. Sen (of the Corpse World) is not Amo (the Last Mayo ...more
An excellent sequal to an equally excellent book. The Saint's Rise was about Sen coming into his own, gaining friends, and starting a war. This book strips all of that away as Sen features a new challenge: assembling an impossible army of legendary heroes without losing himself. There are a lot of differences between the two books. Grist seems to borrow from other genres. Where the first book had themes of revolution in a Les Miserables style, book 2 has some almost sci-fi elements. ...more
For 11 years he lived in Tokyo exploring Japan’s modern ruins, such as abandoned theme parks, military bases, and ghost towns, gaining millions of hits on this website ...more