Anasoma, jewel of the Mahruse Empire, has fallen. As orphaned, monk-raised Caldan and his companions flee the city, leaving behind their hopes for a new beginning, horrors from the time of the Shattering begin to close in. With Miranda's mind broken by forbidden sorcery, Caldan does the unthinkable to save her: he breaks the most sacrosanct laws of the Protectors.
But when the emperor's warlocks arrive to capture him, Caldan realizes that his burgeoning powers may be more of a curse than a blessing, and the enemies assailing the empire may be rivaled by more sinister forces within. And soon, the blood of innocents may be on Caldan's own hands.
About the Author
Mitchell lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife, Angela, and daughter, Isabelle. When he was eleven, Mitchell Hogan was given the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to read, and a love of fantasy novels was born. He put off his dream of writing until he couldn’t stand it anymore, when Mitchell quit his job and lived off dwindling savings, and the support of his fiancé, until he finished the first draft of A Crucible of Souls. It won the 2013 Aurealis award for Best Fantasy novel and he is eternally grateful to the readers who took a chance on an unknown author.
PRAISE FOR MITCHELL HOGAN
At the end of A Crucible of Souls you will have questions that need answers ... and the most pressing one is how soon can I get the sequel? - Good Reading
Any fan of the Fantasy genre will love this novel, as will anyone who enjoys epic storytelling, complex characters, or just getting the chance to read something that stands far above the norm. - mariannedepierres.com
The story is strong and the writing style simple but assured as a promising new series begins. -- Daily Telegraph
...a solid fantasy debut - Canberra Times
Series: Sorcery Ascendant Sequence
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 14th December 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.0 x 4.2
Weight (kg): 0.77