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The Reaping (The Pious Insurrection, #1)

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This is how the world ends: The innocent kill. Those killers lead. That is the nature of war, which ravages the province of Evigönda. For a breath, there is peace, but the gods’ demands pull at the strings. Amos is a mystic who guards Bo, a seer who sacrificed her physical sight to see spirits. Together, they must use her judgment to harvest souls for the Reaping, a sacred ...more
Hardcover, 1st, 274 pages
Published 2018 by Lulu
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Teresa
Aug 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Thanks to NetGalley and Dexter Morgenstern for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review.

When I initially went to download this book, for some reason I thought it was a graphic novel (probably the very graphic-novelesque cover art). If it were a graphic novel, I think I would have liked this book more.

While I do really like Morgenstern's writing style, it is a bit dense and I felt that the descriptions of scenery and characters were a bit lacking, and aside from Amos and Bo (the mai
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Sean Endress
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
The author was kind enough to provide a copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. Months overdue, here it is at last.

It has been my genuine pleasure to watch author Dexter Morgenstern's skills develop over the years. His technical, detailed writing is as vivid as its ever been, lending cinematic visual stylings to his action-packed scenes. This book has a brawl in nearly every chapter, and each is riveting and unique. Exciting combat has always been the author's strong suit, b
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Semina Pekmezović
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
This is the second book I read by this author and I can tell you that his craft has improved a lot since The Eternal Victim, a pretty awesome read all in its own way. Morgenstern has taken a detour from his usual genre of horror and tackled fantasy as his next challenge. A little birdy has told me he's already working on the next instalment of The Pious Insurrection, which makes it promising that he'll be a prolific author in his career.

The Reaping follows the path of two children. Bo, the gi
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Happy Booker
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Reaping is the first book of the pious insurrection series.

It’s about two mystics who are forced to undertake a religious journey to reap a soul from every nation, but in doing so, they begin questioning their actions and inadvertently spiral the land down into chaos.


The quest is called ‘the reaping.’ Amos and Bo have to collect souls from each tribe and to take it to Nexus. Amos cannot speak, and Bo is blind. Both characters work really together attempting to save the world.



I believe the i
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Sandy
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: _-books-i-won
While I liked this book, I got confused. The style of writing is excellent. It just skipped around a bit & I got lost. (that is on me not the author)
I do Recommend it, I'm giving it to my son, who will most likely love it.
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Epper Marshall
Oct 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: adventure, magic
There are too many things that weren't explained well enough for this story to make sense. Characters whose background/actions were unknown completely, with no explanation. Events happening without a good explanation. And then the editing needed more work. ...more
Tanya
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The world could end as the innocent kill and then they become the leaders. There was peace for a while but the gods have other ideas. Who will win?.Will everything end? Follow what will happen

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Susmita
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite a rich kaleidoscope of characters and peculiarities. A rich fantasy world.
A bit too grim at times as well.
I liked the variety of ideas and the development of the story.
I really liked Bo and enjoyed her path.

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