Goddess of Limbo
The Forgotten Splinters Chronicles 1
by Lea Falls
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 14 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 16 Oct 2021
Zauberfalls Publishing, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
Free will is a relic of the past. Souls have a prewritten path to heaven. If they miss it, they are doomed to roam the lost realm of limbo as splinters of their former selves or worse—as demons.
Their only hope is the reaper Alames, whose own soul shattered when her celestial lover, Balthos, usurped their creators to make them gods. In her absence, he builds a pantheon of monsters and tricks the mortals, whom he blames for his grief, into worshiping him. But when a new generation defies Balthos's law, Alames's splinters appear among them.
Brilliant physicist Ally longs for progress and innovation, but the Council controlling her nation strips the "Mad Princess" of power. Pregnant and uncertain, the unrivaled Captain Se'azana abandons her career for the false promises of love. The starving serf Richard makes a deal with a Fae demon to save his son. And teenage rebel Vana trades her guitar for a blade when faced with ruthless nobility.
When worlds tear and hearts break, will they defy the gods' narrative to create a brighter future or will they obey the lies preached and doom their souls forever?
For fans of THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE and THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE comes a fast-paced epic fantasy with a diverse cast of underdogs fighting demons, gods, and oppression.
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"In this sweeping fantasy epic, the author weaves together a compelling cast of characters with clear personal goals and stakes with an engrossing world and plot that kept me turning pages. In the past, I've abandoned books like the GAME OF THRONES series (sorry) because there were too many POV characters for me to keep track of or care about. Not so with GODDESS OF LIMBO! Although there are many POV characters, I found their stories easy to follow and easier still to invest in. I also appreciated the diverse representation in this book—you'll find everything from gender fluidity to disability representation, transgender representation, and so much more."
- Briana Morgan, author of THE TRICKER-TREATER AND OTHER STORIES