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Title: Shadow of a Dead God (#1 Mennik Thorn)

Author: Patrick Samphire

Published: 27th of May 2020 – Five Fathoms Press

Format: Digital – 462 pages


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Hello Hello! How are you?

Today’s post is a spotlight for Shadow of a Dead God by Patrick Samphire, which came 7th place in the #BBNYA2021 competition that I was lucky enough to be on the panel for!!

I had such great fun participating in last year’s panel, and I can’t wait to take part in this year’s panel, but until then, I am going to be bringing you blog posts for all 10 of the finalists, with some reviews where I can squeeze them in, so stay tuned for those.

Thank you to Dave from @The_WriteReads, and the whole team over at @BBNYA_Official for the past year’s competition, and for letting me take part in these tours.

Now, without further ado, here is all the information you need to know about the book that came in 7th place!!

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS

It was only supposed to be one little job – a simple curse-breaking for Mennik Thorn to pay back a favor to his oldest friend. But then it all blew up in his face. Now he’s been framed for a murder he didn’t commit.

So how is a second-rate mage, broke, traumatized, and with a habit of annoying the wrong people, supposed to prove his innocence when everyone believes he’s guilty?

Mennik has no choice if he wants to get out of this: he is going to have to throw himself into the corrupt world of the city’s high mages, a world he fled years ago. Faced by supernatural beasts, the mage-killing Ash Guard, and a ruthless, unknown adversary, it’s going to take every trick Mennik can summon just to keep him and his friend alive.

But a new, dark power is rising in Agatos, and all that stands in its way is one damaged mage…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR – PATRICK SAMPHIRE

Patrick Samphire is the author of the adult fantasy novel SHADOW OF A DEAD GOD, as well as the middle grade novels SECRETS OF THE DRAGON TOMB and THE EMPEROR OF MARS. He has also published around twenty short stories and novellas.

Patrick has been writing stories since he was fourteen years old and thought it would be a good way of avoiding having to sit through English lessons at school. He was absolutely convinced that he would be famous by the time he was eighteen, but sadly, even infamy has eluded him.

He lives in Wales, surrounded by mountains, with his wife, their sons, and their cat. When he’s not writing, he designs websites and ebooks.

Patrick’s Links: WebsiteFacebookTwitterPinterestGoodreads

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post, see you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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