by Robert Jackson Bennett
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Foundryside - Book 1
Publisher: Crown (August 21, 2018)
Publication Date: August 21, 2018
Genre: Dark Epic Fantasy
Print Length: 512 pages
In a city that runs on industrialized magic, a secret war will be fought to overwrite reality itself--the first in a dazzling new fantasy series from City of Stairs author Robert Jackson Bennett.
Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne’s docks, is nothing her unique abilities can’t handle.
But unbeknownst to her, Sancia’s been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. The Merchant Houses who control this magic--the art of using coded commands to imbue everyday objects with sentience--have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast, remorseless capitalist machine. But if they can unlock the artifact’s secrets, they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims.
Now someone in those Houses wants Sancia dead, and the artifact for themselves. And in the city of Tevanne, there’s nobody with the power to stop them.
To have a chance at surviving—and at stopping the deadly transformation that’s under way—Sancia will have to marshal unlikely allies, learn to harness the artifact’s power for herself, and undergo her own transformation, one that will turn her into something she could never have imagined.
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett (Foundryside, #1)
In a dystopian world where only the strong survive by any means necessary, Sancia Grado is a thief extraordinaire, thanks to her unique, magical abilities. Welcome to FOUNDRYSIDE by Robert Jackson Bennett, where magic is controlled by the powerful few and its technology can change the world.
When Sancia discovers she is being used as a disposable pawn hired to steal an artifact of immense power, she will gather the most unlikely allies to harness the powers for herself, forever changing her into a being unlike any known before.
Adult epic fantasy has arrived with characters that literally jump off the page with their amazing personalities, daring and resolve to do the right thing for all. Fabulous world-building, high octane action and “scriving,” magic that is coded!
Will Sancia be corrupted by the potential power at her fingertips? Will she become obsessed with power and money? Has technology reached a new low with no consideration for the masses? Danger lurks around every corner and only the strong can survive. Fascinating reading that will appeal to all!
Robert Jackson Bennett is now on my authors-to-read radar!
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Crown Publishing!