Shepherd of Souls
A Novel of Illygad
by Liv Savell, Sterling D'Este
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Pub Date 27 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 15 Nov 2022
“If he was doomed to forever carry the heart of a coward, he could at least refuse to act upon it.”
The dead are stirring in Ingola.
It's been fifteen years since he helped save his best friend from an ancient Goddess, and High Sorcerer Etienne wants nothing to do with the Gods—old or new—any longer. But when the lost spirit of a young noblewoman needs his help, Etienne finds himself pulled back into a world of dark magic, pirates, and Old Gods.
Ryou is loyal to his Queen, the ruler of pirates and thieves, but when he is sent to assist Etienne with unraveling the mysteries of missing ships and walking dead, he finds his loyalties tested. Is the sly mage just a distraction or something more?
It is up to the mage, the spirit, and the pirate to thwart the evil tainting the land of Ingola in this high-stakes adventure, complete with mystery, action, and LGBTQIA+ romance.
Content Warnings: Violence, gore, death, non-explicit sex.
What readers are saying:
"I really enjoyed the book. It was a great ride. Full of adventure, queer romance, and magic. I enjoyed the pace, the relationship building, and the fight scenes. What I would have done to read a book like this growing up. I didn’t have to project myself into the read because you wrote it directly into it." —Pedro L
"The evolution and continuation of the Call of Calamity saga set fifteen years in the future. A mature Etienne has fine-tuned his mage skills and finds himself embarked on a journey that includes a beautiful young noble cut down in her prime and trapped in the spirit body, a strong skillful pirate that is infuriating, seductive, entertaining, and intriguing. Unsolved murders and death mages, blood magic, and mystery make this an enticing read. It also is one of the rare books that is LGBTQIA+ friendly. The inclusiveness is refreshing." —Kat R
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Holy shit this was so good.
I had no idea this was a companion/sequel series to another series from the author, which is the thid time it has happened to me so I should probably start checking. But I'm so happy I requested it, because it was such an enjoyable read. I loved the characters, specially Etienne, and the romance. There were so many moments that had me holding my breath, bc the good writing really helped make the scenes engaging (I was going to say realistic in the sense that I felt like I was right there but I feel like it's not the right word lol). I'm going to be thinking about that ending for a few days now, I can't wait for book 2.
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