By Sam Sykes
(Pyr, Paperback, 9781616143558, 547pp.)
Publication Date: March 22, 2011
Categories: Fantasy - Epic
The Tome of the Undergates has been recovered, and the gates of hell remain closed. Lenk and his five companions set sail to bring the accursed relic away from the demonic reach of Ulbecetonth, the Kraken Queen, but their ship crashes upon an island made of the bones left behind from a war long dead. And it appears that bloodthirsty alien warrior women, fanatical beasts from the deep and heretic-hunting wizards are the least of their concerns. Haunted by their pasts, plagued by their gods, tormented by their own people, their greatest foes may yet be themselves. The reach of Ulbecetonth is longer than hell can hold.
Sam Sykes is the author of the acclaimed The Aeons' Gate series, a vast and sprawling story of adventure, demons, madness and carnage. He lives in Arizona with two hounds in a small, drab apartment and has eaten at least one of every animal on earth. You can visit his website at www.samsykes.com.
Praise for The Aeons' Gate and Sam Sykes:
"Holy freaking bottle rockets, people! This book ROCKS!"
-Elitist Book Reviews, on Tome of the Undergates
"Sam Sykes does blood and noise in the liveliest tradition of contemporary fantasy, with all the brash vigor of youth, and with a sly, penetrating sensitivity all his own. Not many writers can give you fireworks and subtlety at the same time like he can."
-Scott Lynch, author of The Lies of Locke Lamora
"If you like your fantasy dark and twisted . . . The Aeons' Gate is a series tailor-made for you."
"Recommend[ed] for people who enjoy fantasy with some dark humor, violence, and chaos."
-Night Owl Reviews (four stars)
"I do not wish Sam Sykes dead."
-John Scalzi, author of Redshirts
"Epic, crude, dark, silly, scary, violent, and surprisingly tender."
-Rob Will Review