Book Review: The City Stained Red (Bring Down Heaven #1) by Sam Sykes



About the book:

The City Stained Red (Bring Down Heaven series Book 1) by Sam Sykes

The first book in a new trilogy from the acclaimed author of the Aeon’s Gate series. A long-exiled living god arises. A city begins to break apart at the seams. Lenk and his battle-scarred companions have come to Cier’Djaal in search of Miron Evanhands, a wealthy priest who contracted them to eradicate demons — and then vanished before paying for the job. But hunting Miron down might be tougher than even these weary adventurers can handle as two unstoppable religious armies move towards all-out war, tensions rise within the capital’s cultural melting pot, and demons begin to pour from the shadows…And Khoth Kapira, the long-banished living god, has seen his chance to return and regain dominion over the world. Now all that prevents the city from tearing itself apart in carnage are Lenk, Kataria, a savage human-hating warrior, Denaos, a dangerous rogue, Asper, a healer priestess, Dreadaeleon, a young wizard, and Gariath, one of the last of the dragonmen.




About the author:

Sam Sykes is the author of Tome Of The Undergates, a vast and sprawling story of adventure, demons, madness and carnage. Suspected by many to be at least tangentially related to most causes of human suffering, Sam Sykes is also a force to be reckoned with beyond literature. At 25, Sykes is one of the younger authors to have arrived on the stage of literary fantasy. Tome Of The Undergates is his first book, published in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Holland, and Canada. He currently resides in the United States and is probably watching you read this right now.



twitter username




I had heard of this author, but I had not read any of his first series. When I saw Mr. Sykes had a new book coming out I decided it was a perfect time to start reading. I was not disappointed. This was a fun, action packed book. I enjoyed the story line, the many great characters, and the world he created. I am definitely in for the next books in this series. Now I have to go back and read the Aeon’s Gate series to get some more of Sam Sykes writing. Overall fantastic read. Can’t wait to see where the next book takes us. The City Stained Red is out today in Orbit books trade paperback, so go “BUY HIS BOOK” Also if you don’t follow Mr. Sykes on twitter you should, Very entertaining, just like his writing!

4/5 Stars





One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s