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:608 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. ...
  • Mike
    Apr 11, 2019
    So damn good. This book walks that razor line between grimdark and old school swords and sorcery. ...
  • Melanie
    Mar 04, 2019
    ARC provided by Orbit in exchange for an honest review. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Buddy read with Jules at JA Ironside! ? ...
  • 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. ...
  • Stefan
    Apr 20, 2019
    Beautiful, vulgar, and brilliant, that is how I would describe this book. Sal the Cacophony travels through a magic ravaged landscape bent on revenge. I fell in love with the prose, elegant and sharp as a sword?s edge. This line really struck me. ?The loudest sound in the w...
  • 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...
  • Sana
    Jun 12, 2018
    This is such a strange cover? ...
  • Paul
    Mar 26, 2019
    Seven Blades in Black is an intricate and enjoyable character-study that at times suffers from keeping the reader in the dark for a little too long. 3.5 out of 5 stars. For my full review: https://paulspicks.blog/2019/03/26/se... For all my reviews: https://paulspicks.blog ...
  • 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. ...
  • Marybeth
    Apr 15, 2019
    WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED?!?! Beautiful, but horrific. Detailed, but leaves you guessing to the end. This book & the main character are a collection of contradictions that somehow fit together, sometimes seemlessly, but usually in noticable ways, like Sal's scars. Sal is the defini...
  • Nicole
    Apr 10, 2019
    Review originally posted at Thoughts Stained With Ink: **Incredible thanks to Orbit for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review** Fuck me. Okay, let me give you a little history, before I go in and attempt to review this book. I have been meaning to read Sykes for?...
  • 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...
  • 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! ...
  • 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...
  • Kdawg91
    Feb 19, 2019
    This is super fun, kind of a fantasy dipped in an anime and tripping on mushrooms. fast paced, full of violence and attitude and an amazing world. Sam tells a wild story, you will dig it, I promise ...
  • John Mendez
    Jan 29, 2019
    Genres: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy, Western Fantasy, Grimdark(mild), Action Fantasy, Quest Fantasy Similar books: The Gunslinger(setting), Dresden Files(narrative voice), Final Fantasy (setting), Kill Bill (Plot), Gods of Blood and Powder (Ben Styke plotline) Rating: Hig...
  • 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."...
  • شيماء ✨
    Feb 25, 2019
    I feel like everyone my age is getting into relationships and growing up and I?m just here getting lazier and finding more books to add to my TBR ...
  • Rituranjan Gogoi
    Apr 13, 2019
    An entertaining action fantasy with real heart. I had a fun time reading it, and finished it within a day. The setting and the tone of the novel reminded me of Ed McDonald's Blackwing. It portrays a world ravaged by war and conflict, where magic and machines collide together. It is ble...
  • 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?...
  • 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....
  • Al Burke
    Apr 15, 2019
    Check out my review here - https://www.alwroteabook.com/2019/04/... ...
  • 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 ...