Library Journal gives Servant of a Dark God a starred review

Library Journal just gave Servant of a Dark God a starred review. Yesss! BTW, that’s not one star out of four or five. The review gets a star or it doesn’t. Those with a star are “highly-rated.” I just wish I could lick it and put it on my forehead.

Brown, John. Servant of a Dark God. Tor. Oct. 2009. (The Dark Gods, Vol. 1). c.448p. ISBN 978-0-7653-2235-7. $25.99. FANTASY

Suffering under the oppressive rule of their Mokaddian conquerors, the Koramites hide ancient magics that draw power from a person’s “days,” thus shortening the lives of the donors. A young boy becomes caught up in a personal and political struggle when one of the Divines who knows how to wield this power disappears. Brown’s first novel, the opener in a new fantasy series, creates an elaborate new world with a rich and deep spiritual and political background. VERDICT Reminiscent of L.E. Modesitt Jr.’s “Recluce” novels and David Drake’s “Lord of the Isles” series and David Farland’s “Runelords” books, this well-wrought tale of families in conflict against both politics and religion represents a welcome addition to large-scale fantasy.

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2 Responses to Library Journal gives Servant of a Dark God a starred review

  1. bdayton says:

    I’m glad you do the same thing with star stickers that I do. Congrats on the review, John. I’ll be pimping your novel all over Amazon,,, goodreads, librarything and any other place that I can remember where I have a username. Why? Because I want an ARC of the second book.

    Seriously, though, after reading your book I really think it deserves this kinda press. Plus, I enjoy writing reviews, so I figure, why not?

  2. John Brown says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed it!