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TRUTH FROM MADNESS

In Ariath, this is more than a simple adage. For Theailys An, they are words to live by, especially in the city of Helveden, where he and his demon brethren, the dissident, are looked upon with scorn. Viewed as cohorts of the dead progenitor of Ariathan suffering, they are outcasts.

Still, Theailys has a job to do: destroy the Heart of Mirkúr and end the
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ebook, paperback, 336 pages
Published May 28th 2019 by LukeTarzian.com
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Justine
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The light is darkest just before the dawn.

In a world marred and preyed upon by demons, Theailys An has one goal, to reforge The Keepers' Wrath in order to end the demons' dominion over those struggling for survival. With divine intervention at every turn, an everlasting conflict between the wielders of illum and mirkúr, and a history that seems to repeat itself, Thaeilys must secure what's needed to bring peace to a land that has been plagued by a war of sh
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Angela Boord
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed Vultures, and the 4 stars rating is more like 4.25+. Very much recommended to those who like their fantasy poetic, literary, and philosophical, but still want all the classical fantasy magic and demon-fighting, too.

This is a very ethereal, dreamlike book, whose writing style only serves to heighten the strange world in which one is never sure whether the voices in the character's heads really exist or not. Half the suspense for me lay in trying to figure out what was actually go
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C.W. Snyder
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Vultures begins in media res, and doesn’t let up from the beginning on. There’s an economy of storytelling here rarely seen in the genre, and it’s a welcome break from endless descriptions of journeys and feasts and banners. Character takes center stage here, the world introduced through their eyes, and though you’re thrown in with little reference, it makes sense as seen from their perspectives.

The story doesn’t spoon feed its readers, but hurtles from one location to another, mystery building
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Jenny Wannier
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A strong opening to a trilogy I can't wait to finish, dark fantasy at its best. A fast read at just over 300 pages, the story follows Theailys, Serece and Behtreal in a twisting journey where many things aren't what you'd expect. The novel is sparsely written, yet Tarzian manages to still vividly evoke his characters and setting with gorgeous prose and a strong self-deprecating humor throughout.

Set in a world fighting off what they hope is the end of a demon (lokyn) invasion, the characters are
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