The Language of Spears

A Soulwasher Novel

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Pub Date Aug 09 2023 | Archive Date Mar 26 2024

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In the esteemed Moon Empire, the Askarai are an elite rank of widely revered generals sworn to protect the kingdom. For Emani Malakai, renown and admiration are only half the burden borne for being the most respected of these soldiers in an empire built on the ruins of its enemies—and that burden is about to get even heavier.

As the kingdom's capital, Ko'Mazi, becomes the epicenter of King Afar's New Way, the people are forced to diverge from their martial traditions and adopt a peaceful lifestyle.

But the Moon Empire was built on blood and ashes.

A treasured member of the king's closest circle, Emani is angered by the decision as it threatens to leave the empire vulnerable to enemy assault. Worse yet, the nearby kingdom of Esterhold has seen the rapid ascent of a False King whose dangerous ambition looms on Ko'Mazi's horizon. And after a mysterious mercenary known as The Cat appears in town, the reality of the False King's monstrous force is laid bare for Emani to see. The choice is simple, accept King Afar's New Way or disobey the King and protect his home.

An exciting tale of loyalty and duty, The Language of Spears marks the start of a unique fantasy series, supercharged with high stakes and adventure.


In the esteemed Moon Empire, the Askarai are an elite rank of widely revered generals sworn to protect the kingdom. For...

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The Language of Spears swept me into a world where tradition clashes with change, and duty wrestles with conscience. Set in the grandeur of the Moon Empire, the story follows Emani Malakai, a revered Askarai general, navigating the tumultuous transition from a war-fueled society to one of peace. The author skillfully weaves together themes of loyalty, honor, and the struggle for identity against the backdrop of impending conflict. I found myself engrossed in Emani's journey, torn between his allegiance to the king and his desire to protect his homeland. With its richly developed characters and immersive world-building, this book kept me eagerly turning pages until the very end. The Language of Spears is a great read for fantasy enthusiasts craving adventure and depth alike.

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Hold onto your hats, folks, because The Language of Spears is about to take you on the wildest ride of your life! Picture this: an empire built on the sweat and blood of its enemies, a legendary general named Emani Malakai, and a king trying to shift gears from war to peace. Sounds juicy, right? But wait, there's more! Just when you think you've got the plot figured out, in swoops this mysterious mercenary called The Cat, stirring up trouble faster than you can say 'dragon fire.' Trust me, this book is like a rollercoaster of adrenaline-pumping action and heart-stopping decisions. If you're into fantasy that's not afraid to shake things up, grab a copy of The Language of Spears ASAP. You won't regret it! 🚀

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I was hooked from the cover and really enjoyed what I read, it had a great overall feel to it and I enjoyed the overall concept. The characters felt like they were supposed to and enjoyed how well they worked overall. The fantasy elements worked with everything that I wanted and I enjoyed the adventure in this book. Jay Moreland writes a great concept and characters and I wanted more in this series.

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