• Seven Blades in Black

  • By: Sam Sykes
  • Narrated by: Daisy-May Parsons
  • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (652 ratings)

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Seven Blades in Black

By: Sam Sykes
Narrated by: Daisy-May Parsons
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Publisher's summary

Acclaimed author Sam Sykes returns with a brilliant new epic fantasy that introduces an unforgettable outcast mage caught between two warring empires.

Her magic was stolen. She was left for dead.

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 carve both. But she has a will stronger than magic and knows exactly where to go.

The Scar, a land torn between powerful empires, where rogue mages go to disappear, disgraced soldiers go to die and Sal went with a blade, a gun, and a list of seven names.

Revenge will be its own reward.

For more from Sam Sykes, check out:

The Affinity for Steel Trilogy

  • Tome of the Undergates
  • Black Halo
  • The Skybound Sea

Bring Down Heaven

  • The City Stained Red
  • The Mortal Tally
  • God's Last Breath
©2019 Sam Sykes (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic reviews

"With skillful worldbuilding, unexpected humor, and characters real enough to touch, this is easily Sykes's best book to date."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Sykes is a master at taking familiar elements of fantasy and stirring them to a wicked, wholly original churn. In Sal the Cacophony, Sykes has crafted a protagonist for the ages. Ludicrous, wicked, delightful."—Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising

"Seven Blades in Black offers villains that are as memorable and unique as the heroes. Action, magic, romance and humor mingle well in this mammoth tale. It's an immersive read in a well realized world."—Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author of Fool's Assassin