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Soul of the World - (Ascension Cycle) by David Mealing (Paperback)

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  • Starvation and corruption have pushed the citizens of the New Sarrisant to the brink of rebellion.
  • About the Author: David Mealing grew up adoring all things fantasy.
  • 656 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Fantasy
  • Series Name: Ascension Cycle

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"A brilliant debut epic fantasy with a unique magic system and unforgettable characters. It is a time of revolution. In the cities, food shortages stir citizens to riots against the crown. In the wilds, new magic threatens the dominance of the tribes. and on the battlefields, even the most brilliant commanders struggle in the shadow of total war. Three lines of magic must be mastered in order to usher in a new age, and three heroes must emerge. Sarine is an artist on the streets of New Sarresant whose secret familiar helps her uncover bloodlust and madness where she expected only revolutionary fervor. Arak'Jur wields the power of beasts to keep his people safe, but his strength cannot protect them from war amongst themselves. Erris is a brilliant cavalry officer trying to defend New Sarresant from an enemy general armed with magic she barely understands. Each must learn the secrets of their power in time to guide their people through ruin. But a greater evil may be trying to stop them"--



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Starvation and corruption have pushed the citizens of the New Sarrisant to the brink of rebellion. It will take only a spark to tip the scales towards violence, but as the Great Barrier weakens and rare arcane powers return to the land, war seems a foregone conclusion in David Mealing's cinematic debut epic fantasy.

The Great Barrier has kept the colonies of the new world safe for hundreds of years. But the colony is a powder keg. Food shortages stir the citizens to riots against the crown. Dissidents whisper of revolution. And worse, the strength of the Great Barrier seems to be slipping.

Sarine is a street artist, selling her sketches for coin to feed her family. With the help of her magic powers, she's so far been able to escape the notice of the city police. But a strange man with powers more terrifying than her own threatens to expose her secrets.

And she's not the only one whose life threatens the strange figure threatens to upend.

Start reading this incredible addition to the epic fantasy canon. For fans of Brandon Sanderson, Brent Weeks, and Brian McClellan.



Review Quotes




"A great epic fantasy debut. Memorable characters, intriguing magic systems and a well-realised world"--James Islington

"A riveting debut. It's got everything I could possibly want in a fantasy book."--Powder & Page Book Reviews

"A story of magic, ambition, greed, betrayal, and war."--Booklist

"I was blown away by how much I enjoyed it . . . . Soul of the World is a magical book, almost overflowing with originality."--The Quill to Live

"Imaginative and elaborate epic fantasy debut . . . Strong characters and rich worldbuilding."
--Publishers Weekly

"The first book in The Ascension Cycle is an impressive fantasy debut with three main compelling characters and a unique magic system sure to capture a fantasy reader's attention . . . . Mealing does a fabulous job with the intricate world-building and leaves the reader wanting to get their hands on the sequel."--RT Book Reviews

"The magic systems in this book are epic and the comparison to Sanderson and Rothfuss is quite deserved."--On Starships and Dragonwings Book Reviews



About the Author



David Mealing grew up adoring all things fantasy. He studied philosophy, politics and economics at the University of Oxford, where he taught himself to write by building worlds and stories for pen and paper RPGs. He lives in Washington state with his wife and three daughters, and aspires to one day own a ranch in the middle of nowhere.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.5 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inches (W) x 1.8 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 656
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Fantasy
Series Title: Ascension Cycle
Publisher: Orbit
Format: Paperback
Author: David Mealing
Language: English
Street Date: June 27, 2017
TCIN: 51892697
UPC: 9780316552332
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-7342
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.8 inches length x 6.3 inches width x 9.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.4 pounds
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