Hi Guys! I’m here with another Storytellers on Tour post and this is for Vultures by Luke Tarzian!
Let me tell you a little bit about this book!
An enemy slain is not a conflict won…
After decades of war the demon Te Mirkvahíl is dead. But its progeny endure, spilling from the Heart of Mirkúr, sowing death across the land of Ariath. If the people are to finally know peace, the Heart must be destroyed. Theailys An believes he can do just that with The Keepers’ Wrath, an infamous power focus wrought in Ariath’s yesteryears–but the weapon first must be reforged.
War spares no one…
Serece never intended to get involved in Ariath’s war. But history and demons have a way of pulling strings. When she learns Theailys An, a man whom she abhors, bears striking similarity to the first creator of The Keepers’ Wrath, Serece departs her mountain world for Ariath to ascertain the truth.
From patience, hope…
For millennia Behtréal has walked the world alone. Rewriting history to resurrect his people is easier said than done. But Ariath holds the key–soon The Keepers’ Wrath will be remade.
Truth from madness…
As paths converge and a shadow falls across Ariath, one thing becomes increasingly and horrifyingly clear–these events have played out many times before.
This is a debut, self published fantasy novel that was originally released in March 2019 and I’ve had my eye on it for a while, mostly due to it’s stunning cover! This is a fairly short, dark fantasy book coming in at just over 300 pages but within this small number of pages, Luke has managed to build an immersive world that it full of complex characters.
The world building is great and there are lots of different characters including some shapeshifters, manifested demons and celestial beings.
This is a great book so far (I’m still reading… yay for reading slumps!) but it’s really promising so far and I will update my review if anything changes once I’m finished!
Don’t forget to check out the other hosts to see their thoughts too (https://www.storytellersontour.online/2021/01/11/tour-schedule-vultures-by-luke-tarzian/)!