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Priest of Lies

War for the Rose Throne, Book 2
Narrated by: John Lee
Series: War for the Rose Throne, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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Tomas Piety has been many things: soldier, priest, gangster...and spy. As Tomas's power grows, the nobility better watch their backs, in this dark and gritty epic fantasy series.

People are weak, and the poorer and more oppressed they are, the weaker they become - until they can't take it anymore. And when  they rise up...may the gods help their oppressors. 

When Tomas Piety returned from the war, he just wanted to rebuild his empire of crime with his gang of Pious Men. But his past as a spy for the Queen's Men drew him back in and brought him more power than he ever imagined. 

Now, with half of his city in ashes and the Queen's Men at his back, the webs of political intrigue stretch out from the capital to pull Tomas in. Dannsburg is calling. 

In Dannsburg the nobility fight with words, not blades, but the results are every bit as bloody. In this pit of beasts, Tomas must decide once and for all whether he is truly the people's champion...or just a priest of lies.

©2019 Peter McLean (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Thomas Piety is back, with machinations, mayhem and blood aplenty. If you like your fantasy with a side of dark and gritty you won’t want to miss this.” (Christina Henry, author of The Girl in Red)
 

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A spectacular sequel

A completely different take on fantasy.. awesome writing and captivating characters that keep you gripped to the end

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Crime fantasy masterpiece

My biggest takeaway as an inspiring story teller is the voice. McLean nails it with Thomas Piety. For anyone needing an education on the subject of character voice, this is it.

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Gut-wrenching, pulse pounding, crime-fantasy

Joe Abercrombie finally has some real competition. Lovers of the First Law Series will not want to miss these books. Thomas Piety is no Logen Nine-Fingers, but he isn't meant to be. This is what real fantasy was meant to be.