World Weavers is out in ebook and paperback!
It has been a year since Sulis Hasifel fled to the desert, narrowly escaping death at the hands of a vengeful god. The time of the final battle, the final confrontation with the deities of her world, is nearing. Lured by the call of their long-trapped powers, the deities will descend upon the Obsidian Temple, where the Chosen await.
But the war between gods and humans has enveloped the entire land. Sulis’s twin, Kadar, joins forces with the nomadic warrior tribes of the desert. Little by little, the desert armies draw the deities away from their stronghold in the north, towards their doom.
In the face of a battle that will reshape mankind’s destiny and the face of the earth itself, old friendships will be tested and new alliances forged.
In this spellbinding denouement to Desert Rising and The Obsidian Temple, Kelley Grant brings her epic trilogy to a thunderous and powerful conclusion.
★ Desert Rising, Kelley Grant, Publishers Weekly.
Squabbling deities and cultural clashes form the heart of this entertaining and original debut secondary-world fantasy, the first in a promising new series. Sulis, born into a powerful desert clan of textile merchants, is determined to follow in her murdered mother’s footsteps and join the Temple, dedicating her life to the One. Drawn by a genuine calling, Sulis becomes a pledge at the great Temple in Illian, the crossroads city where desert nomads trade with less footloose northerners. The Temple suffers from its own twisted internal politics, and it exerts considerable control over trade in a caste-based society where undesirables are “Forsaken” and treated as chattel. As religious factions jockey for power, Sulis’s self-confidence and determination, and her willingness to ask uncomfortable questions, make her a leader of her fellow pledges and a dangerous threat to the established powers. Grant draws readers into her unusual setting with lively, well-rounded characters and a satisfyingly twisty plot. Thoughtful worldbuilding adds color and believability. Readers searching for a strong female protagonist and dangerous intrigue in a refreshing fantasy world will enjoy this impressive series opener. (Apr.)