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Soul of the World

Soul of the World

When a young street artist’s secret magic is discovered, she finds herself thrust into a revolution that may change not just the city, but the world in the first book of this debut epic fantasy trilogy.

The great barrier has kept the colonies of the new world safe from the beasts of the forest for hundreds of years. In the shadow of the barrier, the city of New Sarresant has grown from tiny colony to great city. But the city is a powder keg. Food shortages stir the citizens to riots against the crown. Dissidents speak openly of revolution. And worse, the strength of the great barrier seems to be slipping.

Sarine is a street artist, selling her sketches for coin to help feed her family. With the help of her powers, and her miniature dragon companion Zi, she’s so far been able to escape the notice of both the foolish nobles she loves to draw and the city police. But a strange man with powers more terrifying than her own threatens to expose her secrets.

And she’s not the only one whose life threatens to be upended by the strange figure.

Start reading this vibrant and imaginative addition to the epic fantasy canon for readers of Brandon Sanderson, Brent Weeks, and Brian McClellan.
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Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy / Fiction / Fantasy / Epic

On Sale: June 27th 2017

Price: $2.99 / $3.99 (CDN)

Page Count: 656

ISBN-13: 9780316552165

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"A great epic fantasy debut. Memorable characters, intriguing magic systems and a well-realised world"—James Islington

"The first book in The Ascension Cycle is an impressive fantasy debut with three main compelling characters and a unique magic system sure to capture a fantasy reader's attention . . . . Mealing does a fabulous job with the intricate world-building and leaves the reader wanting to get their hands on the sequel."—RT Book Reviews

"Imaginative and elaborate epic fantasy debut . . . Strong characters and rich worldbuilding."

Publishers Weekly

"A story of magic, ambition, greed, betrayal, and war."—Booklist

"I was blown away by how much I enjoyed it . . . . Soul of the World is a magical book, almost overflowing with originality."—The Quill to Live

"A riveting debut. It's got everything I could possibly want in a fantasy book."

Powder & Page Book Reviews

"The magic systems in this book are epic and the comparison to Sanderson and Rothfuss is quite deserved."—On Starships and Dragonwings Book Reviews

The Ascension Cycle