Seven Blades in Black

Seven Blades in Black

Sam Sykes returns with a new fantasy that introduces to an unforgettable outcast magician caught between two warring empires. Among humans, none have power like mages. And among mages, none have will like Sal the Cacophony. Once revered, now vagrant, she walks a wasteland scarred by generations of magical warfare. The Scar, a land torn between powerful empires, is where ro Sam Sykes returns with a new fantasy that introduces to an unforgettable outcast magician caught between two warring ...

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Title:Seven Blades in Black
Author:Sam Sykes
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Seven Blades in Black
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:704 pages pages

Seven Blades in Black Reviews

  • Peter
    Jan 19, 2019
    Exciting and inventive. I never realized how much I needed wizard-hunting gunslingers in my life. Buy Sam?s book. ...
  • lady victoriana
    Feb 25, 2019
    i'm sorry but.......this cover can't be real. please. this looks like someone cut out a face and hands out of a 70s vogue magazine and glued it onto a silhouette. how (why!!!!) is a publishing house putting out a cover my nine-year-old cousin could have pasted together in ms paint. ...
  • Devann
    Apr 13, 2019
    I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley. Whatever else they say, they'll say Sal the Cacophony did the right thing. Now and again, at least. Those of you who have been following my reviews for awhile will realize what an absolute anomaly it is for me to read a high fan...
  • ♠️ TABI ♠️
    Feb 26, 2019
    I long for the day to have a name as epic as Sal the Cacophany like forget goals of fame and fortune . . . this is what I want as my legacy ...
  • Suzanne
    Feb 14, 2019
    I'm really glad I received this book from netgalley - I can tell how much I enjoyed it because although it was long, I was sad when it ended. This is the story of Sal the Cacophony. We learn about her life bit by bit; and in fact, I'm pretty glad I didn't read the book description befo...
  • Gergana
    Jun 08, 2019
    DNF: 5% (or about an hour out of 20.5 of the audiobook) Monologues. There are times when I appreciate them... I'm sure there's a lot to love in this book. The intro is intriguing and there's plenty of action from the start. I'm just not in the mood for a protagonist that distr...
  • David Stewart
    May 17, 2019
    Sal the Cacophony is a hell of a character. I don't know that I've read her equal, though Monza Murcatto from Joe Abercromie's Best Served Cold is close. These deadly ladies share a few common characteristics, from their ability to extract death from the unlikeliest of circumstances, t...
  • Sana
    Jun 12, 2018
    This is such a strange cover? ...
  • Tim
    Apr 16, 2019
    This is something you don?t see very often; a fantasy obviously inspired by westerns. It?s filled with outlaws, lone gunmen and our hero wandering the desert-like setting with a trusted steed (though in this case, the steed is a giant mean spirited bird, inspired by Final Fantasy?...
  • Raquel Flockhart
    Mar 18, 2019
    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...
  • Kelsea
    Mar 20, 2019
    DNF @ 49% Sadly, this book was not my cup of tea. I was so thrilled to win an ARC of the book from the publisher via Goodreads and I loved the start of the book, but I?m halfway in and I?ve lost all motivation to continue. I find myself disconnected from the characters and bored...
  • Holly (The Grimdragon)
    Mar 30, 2019
    "And I felt like I was choking on my own blood again. I felt like I was drowning on dry land. I felt like I wanted to tear my throat out so I could breathe again. I felt like I wanted to take out my gun and start shooting until things made sense.." Well, fuck. If this isn't my jam, ...
  • J.A. Ironside
    Apr 06, 2019
    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 4.5 Stars You've heard his laugh before. Everyone has. It's the giggle of the cruel child who kicks a dog and lies to his parents' faces. It's the chuckle of a man who knows a woman isn't allowed to say no to him without...
  • Jason Aycock
    May 18, 2019
    Seven Blades In Blackis the dark, gritty, sarcastic, epic, guns, swords, and sorcery revenge story you've been wanting, even if you didn't know it. The Story I usually post the blurb from the back of the book in this spot but I don't want to do that in this case. I almost feel ...
  • Paul Krueger
    Jan 22, 2019
    Caveat: Sam and I are colleagues who know each other personally. Take this review as you will in that light, but also know that if I didn't love this book, I wouldn't have felt moved to write this review. I've now read everything Sykes has ever published, and I can confidently say t...
  • Robin Hobb
    Dec 28, 2018
    Ah, the usual caveat! I know Sam Sykes and I read this book as an Advance Reading Copy, an edition sent to me for free by the publisher. As always, this does not affect my review of the book. Seven Blades in Black weighs in at a substantial 771 pages; the edition I have is a chunk! ...
  • milou  ☁️
    Apr 27, 2019
    If you need a favour, you bring her flowers. If you need her forgiveness, you bring her jewellery. And if you need both, you bring her a book. To me it's quite a challenge to write this review, but then again so was reading this very book to me at least. It almost literally st...
  • Koeur
    Jan 31, 2019
    Publishing Date: April 2019 Publisher: Orbit ISBN: 9780316363433 Genre: Fantasy Rating: 4.4/5 Publisher?s Description: Betrayed by those she trusts most and her magic ripped from her, all Sal the Cacophony has left is her name, her story, and the weapon she used to car...
  • Sammantha♡
    Apr 11, 2019
    "This is all I'm going to leave behind." She reached up, traced the scar over her eye with two fingers. "Even before this, before the gun, before the list, I didn't have much to my name but corpses, It's only gotten worse since then. This story, what I did, is all I have left to give."...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Feb 25, 2019
    Funny how school never teaches you the important things like taxes, mortgages or how to cope with the emotional turmoil of getting sorely disappointed by one of your most anticipated releases of the year. The experience of reading this novel is rather cloudy in my memory, as it took...
  • Lauren Chamberlin
    Mar 24, 2019
    4.25 TW: Abuse (mostly mental), intense violence/ gore, violence against children/ innocents, and PTSD. Sal the Cacophony is most certainly a different protagonist. She?s selfish, stubborn, and a murderer, but she also does a great deal for the world even when sometimes she doesn?...
  • Teaspoon
    Jun 01, 2019
    SPOILERS FREE 5/5 All the stars ! TW/CW : genocide, torture, some really shocking scenes of violence, war, gore. Some scenes can also make you feel anguish. One really good point, so rare it has to be pointed out: protagonist is LGBT+, a woman and also a badass. WITH THAT B...
  • The Captain
    Apr 09, 2019
    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . While I enjoyed this book, it didn't completely float me boat. I think that this stems from me misconception that this was a standalone novel....
  • Nicholas Eames
    Feb 07, 2019
    This is my kind of book. Fast-paced and funny, tempered with tender moments and some really excellent worldbuilding. The characters--from Sal the Cacophony to the entire supporting cast (especially the bad guys)--are colorful and complex. And if, like me and every other rational human ...
  • Iryna *Book and Sword*
    Jan 15, 2019
    Who's got greedy fingers when it comes to NetGalley and wants to read all of the epic fantasies? This girl! Thank you NetGalley and Orbit for an arc. My WEBSITE My INSTAGRAM My WORDPRESS BLOG ...
  • Fares
    Apr 30, 2019
    4.99999999 We have a saying here (it's actually more of a gesture), when someone does something the hard way and ignores the easy way, you stretch your hand over your head, you grab the ear on the other side of your head and say this is my ear. I feel some parts of the book did just ...
  • Izzie
    Jun 20, 2019
    Seven Blades in Black is fucking awesome. Full of magic and monsters and burning cities, while also being heartening and deeply personal, and with a main character stuffed full of hidden depths and a twisty backstory and a thirst for vengeance. The ending was a satisfying conclusion in...
  • Lia  °on a summer hiatus but don't worry I'll be back°
    May 01, 2019
    Fares said I will without a doubt like this, and if Little Knight says so, then I shall trust him and read it. ...
  • Ashwini Abhyankar
    May 07, 2019
    I realised something when I read this one. I am not sure if this is the genre for me. I enjoyed it far more immensely than I anticipated but it would not be my first choice while picking up a fantasy. However the writing is really good and there is more than just the usual high stakes ...
  • Micperk
    Apr 22, 2019
    I've read a lot of epic fantasy/fantasy books it's primarily the only genre that I read and I've decided to start reviewing the ones I've read from this point onward. I say all this to let you know that this is my first time ever reading Sam Sykes, and also my first time reviewing a bo...