Thursday, March 17, 2016

Winemaker of the North by J.T. Williams (Saints of Wura, #1)

Winemaker of the North
by J.T. Williams

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Saints of Wura - Book 1
Publication Date: February 19, 2015
Publisher: J.T. Williams
Genre: Fantasy
Print Length: 306 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

The lands are without magic... and the northern gods are whispering...

Sviska is a man of the shadows, an assassin of an ancient sect and his master shave a dark task for him. A desolate mountain city holds a secret that he is the key to unlocking. This time, he goes not as an assassin but under guise as a winemaker.

Magic within the world was destroyed in the age before. But this ordained city, a last hold for dwarves, elves, and all folk of the old world and of the old gods, stands as a refuge for those deemed evil... the enemies of his masters.

His mission will be the last blow in a great crusade against magic but the true evil is not as he understands. An awakening is coming, darkness is on the horizon, and learning of his forgotten ancestry confuses his convictions. His masters would answer his betrayal with death. Now he must choose to follow their will and live or accept his true path and the consequences that come.

Winemaker of the North by J.T. Williams (Saints of Wura, #1)

Winemaker of the North (Saints of Wura #1)He was sent on a mission like none he has ever known, none he has been trained for. Sviska is trained assassin for the Order, accomplished in his profession, but when he is called on to go weaponless under the guise of a winemaker, his world and is destiny will be forever changed. Magic has been destroyed, but one city stills harbors those with abilities and it is here that Sviska will learn his part as a key player, question all he has known and discover his true heritage. Will he become magic’s secret weapon that will bring back its strength? Will he discover he has been previously led on a false crusade for death?

J.T. Williams’ Winemaker of the North is filled with the rich detail of its characters, and the power of strong writing as each scene unfolds with such clarity, one will feel the frigid winds of the North throughout their own body. Sviska’s character comes to life, as he struggles to unravel new truths and unlearn old lies. Follow him on a journey of self-discovery, new friendships and a few twists that you won’t see coming! J.T. Williams has created dark fantasy that will pull you in and transport you to another world.

I received a review copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

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