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Among the Fallen

The Dragon Touched return to ascendency under Criton’s leadership, while the death cult of Ravennis spreads.


File Under: Fantasy [ Old Gods, New Faiths | Reunions | An Angel’s Touch | Both Sides Now ]


The second book in the Godserfs series

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The Gods are Drawing Battle Lines

In the wake of the battle of Silent Hall, the city of Ardis is reeling, its leaders frightened and disorganized. The remaining oracle of the god Ravennis has resurfaced there and is spreading a new gospel – one in which Ravennis is the new Lord of the Underworld. Narky is swept up in the promotion of his religion, even while the prevailing church of Magor tries to put down its upstart rivals.

In the meantime, Criton and Bandu discover a community of Dragon Touched that has survived in hiding, and with Criton’s leadership, they begin a campaign to retake their former territories with the power of God Most High at their backs.

Left to their own devices, Phaedra and Hunter go on a quest to rediscover the secrets of academic wizardry. But they soon discover that all five islanders are needed to prevent a true worldwide catastrophe. If only Criton and Narky weren’t already on opposing sides of a regional war…

SeriesGodserfs
Title

Among the Fallen

Author

N. S. Dolkart

Publication date

04 Apr 2017

Cover ArtAndreas Rocha
Ebook

4th April 2017 | 9780857665713 | Epub & Mobi | RRP £5.49 / US$6.99 / CAN $7.99

US Print

4th April 2017 | 9780857665706 | Massmarket Paperback | RRP US$7.99 / CAN$10.99

UK Print

6th April 2017 | 9780857665690 | Paperback | RRP £8.99

Goodreads URLRead and Discuss Among the Fallen

“I am constantly surprised how a new author can bring a creative world into the light of the written word and unfold a competent and entertaining novel. Really astounding, as it reads like an accomplished author that has been writing for many years. GET THIS!”
Koeur’s Book Reviews

“Once again N S Dolkart has achieved an epic tale with an intimate feel because, despite the vast topographical and conceptual canvas, you experience the characters’ needs, emotions and concerns.”
Strange Alliances

“True and rewarding fantasy at its best.”
– Morpheus Tales

Praise and Reviews for the Godserfs series:

Silent Hall is very nearly a perfect novel. I wish my first book had been anywhere near as inventive and challenging to the norm.”
– James A Moore, author of The Last Sacrifice

“This was crazy good! 4.8/5”
Koeur’s Book Reviews

“This is a very special debut novel. The quality of writing takes this tale way beyond a simple fantasy adventure.”
Strange Alliances

“An excellent debut from a new author. What a lush world of magics and peoples, gods, and dragons. What’s more, the author set it all in a patriarchal world, yet delivers some rather feminist notions in a very organic way. Likewise, there are nuggets about racism and even domestic violence, but done so subtly and woven in so smoothly that they don’t stand out as such. They just blend in to make a much rounder story that has a lot more to say than the typical medieval-patriarchy fantasy. A delightful surprise, and cleverly done.”
Women of Badassery

“If you are a reader of fantasy, I highly recommend Silent Hall, the first in Dolkart’s new series. Read it because you like a comfort read. Read it because you like to read about close friends succeeding together. Read it because you appreciate the value of ethical interaction that is so lost in most of the fantasy literature coming out today. Read it for its cleverness, read it for its endearing Talmud like study of a fantastical theology. Read it because of its feminist bent or its discussion of the value of knowledge and the fear that knowledge can generate. Read it to watch characters learn to love themselves. Read it because it’s raining outside. Whatever. Read it!”
Dirty Little Bookworm

“I believe any fan of epic fantasy, or anyone who just like a well written, focused character driven story,  will enjoy this book. If you’re big into Anthony Ryan’s Blood Song series, Michael Sullivan’s Ryiria series, Tim Marquitz’s Blood War series, or Jeff Salyard’s Bloodsounder’s Arc series, then this book should be a must read for you.”
The Bookwyrm Speaks

“Love this story.”
H D Lynn, author of The Corner Store Witch

“Reading Silent Hall, I was impressed by just how well thought out and paced the narrative was. As a first novel, this is supremely good book.”
Misanthropester

“N S Dolkart’s debut novel, Silent Hall, is an epic fantasy adventure that explores new ground with a reluctant band of adventurers and really captures the reader’s attention.”
Looking for a Good Book

Silent Hall wages a war between selfish gods and a band of wanderers, whose strained friendship is their greatest weapon. The reader has no opportunity to lose interest in this tale.”
Cowering King

“A great, mythological sort of story that brings all of high fantasy’s good stuff to the table without having all that Good Ol’ Boy fantasy nonsense of its genre predecessors from the 90s and early 2000s.”
– Jasmine Gower, author of Moonshine

“Dolkart did a great job of switching between his characters, and I felt their pain when they were faced with trials.“
A Man for All Seasons

“Epic fantasy at its most divine.“
Sean Grigsby

N S Dolkart was home-schooled until high school by his Israeli father and American mother. He is a graduate of the notorious Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts where he studied creative writing and Jewish studies. Among the Fallen is his second novel, the sequel to 2016's Silent Hall.

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