By Zachary Jernigan
On Jeroun, there's no query as to if God exists--only what his intentions are.
Under the looming judgment of Adrash and his final weapon--a string of spinning spheres beside the moon often called The Needle--warring factions of white and black matches end up their competition to the orbiting god with the nice combating match of Danoor, at the a ways aspect of Jeroun's purely inhabitable continent.
From the 13th Order of Black fits comes Vedas, a tender grasp of martial arts, weighted down with guilt over the demise of 1 of his scholars. touring with him are Churls, a warrior girl and mercenary haunted via the ghost of her daughter, and Berun, a built artificial of modular spheres possessed via the foul spirit of his author. jointly they have to courageous their very own demons, in addition to thieves, mages, beasts, dearth, and complication at the perilous street to Danoor, and the bloody sectarian conflict that's certain to follow.
On the opposite part of the realm, unbeknownst to the tourists, Ebn and Pol of the Royal Outbound Mages (astronauts utilizing Alchemical magic to accomplish house flight) have shaped a plan to assuage Adrash and produce peace to the planet. yet Ebn and Pol each one have their very own clandestine agendas--which could name down the wrath of the very god they desire to woo.
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"Zachary Jernigan's genre-defying epic increases the bar for literary speculative fiction. It has the sweep of Frank Herbert's DUNE and the intoxicatingly unusual grandeur of Gene Wolfe's booklet OF the recent solar, with a decadent, fantastically rendered imaginative and prescient all its personal. essentially the most awesome debuts of modern years." - Elizabeth Hand, Nebula and global myth Award-winning writer of accessible darkish and RADIANT DAYS "Be cautious deciding on this one up, simply because when you subscribe to with the adventurers during this unusual and attractive debut novel, there'll be no going again to the standard precincts of heroic fable. Zachary Jernigan begins on the very fringe of the map and plunges deep into uncharted territory. Mages in area, selfmade gods, cruel killers in love and a mechanical warrior with a middle of bronze look ahead to your interpreting excitement. For pondering readers who like swashbuckling with an area, NO go back delivers." - James Patrick Kelly, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards "NO go back is a wealthy, various, artistic fable, in a method that jogs my memory in many ways of Tanith Lee's stories FROM THE FLAT EARTH books. Zachary Jernigan has created a stunningly unique global and that i can't wait to determine the place he is taking it next." - Martha Wells, writer of the BOOKS OF THE RAKSURA "Jernigan's fiction is luminous and hallucinatory with its world-building, whereas nonetheless grounding readers into powerful characters absolutely human. He scribes the long run as an alien panorama with purely simply enough familiarity to unsettle us from our favourite, cozy tropes. I hugely suggest this pretty debut novel to all fanatics of wierd fiction." - J. M. McDermott, writer of the DOGSLAND TRILOGY