Chains of the Heretic (Bloodsounder's Arc)

4.05 avg rating
( 597 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781531870331: Chains of the Heretic (Bloodsounder's Arc)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Men are more easily broken than myths.

Emperor Cynead has usurped command of the Memoridons - Tower-controlled memory witches - and consolidated his reign over the Syldoonian Empire. After escaping the capital city of Sunwrack, Captain Braylar Killcoin and his Jackal company evade pursuit across Urglovia, tasked with reaching deposed emperor Thumarr and helping him recapture the throne. Braylar's sister, Soffjian, rejoins the Jackals and reveals that Commander Darzaak promised her freedom if she agreed to aid them in breaking Cynead's grip on the other Memoridons and ousting him.

Imperial forces attempt to intercept Braylar's company before they can reach Thumarr. The Jackals fight through Cynead's battalions but find themselves trapped along the Godveil. Outmaneuvered and outnumbered, Braylar gambles on some obscure passages that Arki has translated and uses his cursed flail, Bloodsounder, to part the Godveil, leading the Jackals to the other side. There, they encounter the ruins of human civilization, but they also learn that the Deserters who abandoned humanity a millennium ago and created the Veil in their wake are still very much alive. But are they gods? Demons? Monsters? What Braylar, Soffjian, Arki, and the Jackals discover beyond the Godveil will shake an empire, reshape a map, and irrevocably alter the course of history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jeff Salyards grew up in a small town north of Chicago, where he honed his writing skills, leaning toward stories that were loud, chaotic, and full of irrepressible characters. While his tastes have grown a bit darker and more mature over the years, he’s never lost his fascination for the fantastic. By day he’s a book editor for the American Bar Association, but he writes his own novels by night. Salyards resides in Chicago with his wife and three daughters, and Chains of the Heretic is his third book.

No Bio

Review:

"With Chains of the Heretic, Jeff Salyards presents an engrossing tale of a military company forced to flee their homes. When the Jackals of Sunwrack decide to cross the Godveil to escape decimation, they enter into a fantastic and deadly new world. Its an act that redefines them as soldiers, and one which has serious consequences for the Syldoon Empire. This is a journey of survival and personal ambition you don't want to miss." -- Jon Sprunk, author of the Shadow Saga

"A rousing conclusion to one of the best military fantasy trilogies of recent years. Salyards's blend of gritty realism, inventive (and delightful creepy!) magic, and sarcastic camaraderie makes for a compelling and satisfying read."--Courtney Schafer, author of the Shattered Sigil trilogy

"Where [Veil of the Deserters] expanded upon the world and the story of the first,this one rips that world wide open and shoves us headlong into a whole new heapof betrayals. More importantly, where that second book was a textbook example ofhow you build to a climax, Chains of the Heretic schools the genre on how you successfullydeliver it.

Seriously, it's that good." -- Beauty in Ruins

"I give Chains of the Heretic and Bloodsounder's Arc my highest recommendations; it really is one of my favorite grimdark fantasy series." -- Bookwraiths


To call Chains of the Heretic one of the finest pieces of dark fantasy I have ever read would be a gross understatement. It is simply phenomenal, an incredible masterpiece and outstanding achievement for Jeff Salyards.”
The Bibliosanctum, 5/5

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jeff Salyards
Published by Brilliance Audio
ISBN 10: 1531870333 ISBN 13: 9781531870331
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio. Condition: New. Brand New, This is a MP3 audio CD. Seller Inventory # 1531870333

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jeff Salyards
ISBN 10: 1531870333 ISBN 13: 9781531870331
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Chains of the Heretic. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781531870331

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jeff Salyards
Published by Audible Studios on Brilliance (2016)
ISBN 10: 1531870333 ISBN 13: 9781531870331
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Audible Studios on Brilliance, 2016. CD-Audio. Condition: New. Unabridged. Language: English . Brand New. Men are more easily broken than myths. Emperor Cynead has usurped command of the Memoridons - Tower-controlled memory witches - and consolidated his reign over the Syldoonian Empire. After escaping the capital city of Sunwrack, Captain Braylar Killcoin and his Jackal company evade pursuit across Urglovia, tasked with reaching deposed emperor Thumarr and helping him recapture the throne. Braylar s sister, Soffjian, rejoins the Jackals and reveals that Commander Darzaak promised her freedom if she agreed to aid them in breaking Cynead s grip on the other Memoridons and ousting him. Imperial forces attempt to intercept Braylar s company before they can reach Thumarr. The Jackals fight through Cynead s battalions but find themselves trapped along the Godveil. Outmaneuvered and outnumbered, Braylar gambles on some obscure passages that Arki has translated and uses his cursed flail, Bloodsounder, to part the Godveil, leading the Jackals to the other side. There, they encounter the ruins of human civilization, but they also learn that the Deserters who abandoned humanity a millennium ago and created the Veil in their wake are still very much alive. But are they gods? Demons? Monsters? What Braylar, Soffjian, Arki, and the Jackals discover beyond the Godveil will shake an empire, reshape a map, and irrevocably alter the course of history. Seller Inventory # BRI9781531870331

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jeff Salyards
Published by Audible Studios on Brilliance (2016)
ISBN 10: 1531870333 ISBN 13: 9781531870331
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Audible Studios on Brilliance, 2016. CD-Audio. Condition: New. Unabridged. Language: English . Brand New. Men are more easily broken than myths. Emperor Cynead has usurped command of the Memoridons - Tower-controlled memory witches - and consolidated his reign over the Syldoonian Empire. After escaping the capital city of Sunwrack, Captain Braylar Killcoin and his Jackal company evade pursuit across Urglovia, tasked with reaching deposed emperor Thumarr and helping him recapture the throne. Braylar s sister, Soffjian, rejoins the Jackals and reveals that Commander Darzaak promised her freedom if she agreed to aid them in breaking Cynead s grip on the other Memoridons and ousting him. Imperial forces attempt to intercept Braylar s company before they can reach Thumarr. The Jackals fight through Cynead s battalions but find themselves trapped along the Godveil. Outmaneuvered and outnumbered, Braylar gambles on some obscure passages that Arki has translated and uses his cursed flail, Bloodsounder, to part the Godveil, leading the Jackals to the other side. There, they encounter the ruins of human civilization, but they also learn that the Deserters who abandoned humanity a millennium ago and created the Veil in their wake are still very much alive. But are they gods? Demons? Monsters? What Braylar, Soffjian, Arki, and the Jackals discover beyond the Godveil will shake an empire, reshape a map, and irrevocably alter the course of history. Seller Inventory # BRI9781531870331

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Salyards, Jeff
Published by Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
ISBN 10: 1531870333 ISBN 13: 9781531870331
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio. Condition: New. MP3 CD. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 1531870333

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds