Got some amazing ARC review copies this week, Trial of Intentions (Vault of Heaven 2) & The Unremembered: Author’s Definitive Edition (Vault of Heaven 1) by Peter Orullian. Very excited for both of these books. I have both books on My 2015 most anticipated releases . I have been hearing and reading so much great stuff on these books. Both books sound absolutely fascinating. Some great new Epic Fantasy for sure. I have been trying for a while to get review copies of these books. I finally got in touch with a great publicist that helped me out. Thank You! You can imagine my excitement when UPS dropped these off the other day. I will be starting these very soon, so keep an eye out for reviews. Can’t wait to read and review! Thanks Tor Books.
Both of these great books are out NOW from Tor Books.
About the books:
- Series: Vault of Heaven (Book 2)
- Hardcover: 672 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (May 26, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765325721
- ISBN-13: 978-0765325723
The gods who created this world have abandoned it. In their mercy, however, they chained the rogue god–and the monstrous creatures he created to plague mortalkind–in the vast and inhospitable wasteland of the Bourne. The magical Veil that contains them has protected humankind for millennia and the monsters are little more than tales told to frighten children. But the Veil has become weak and creatures of Nightmare have come through. To fight them, the races of men must form a great alliance to try and stop the creatures. But there is dissent. One king won’t answer the call, his pride blinding him even to the poison in his own court. Another would see Convocation fail for his own political advantage. And still others believe Convocation is not enough. Some turn to the talents of the Sheason, who can shape the very essence of the world to their will. But their order is divided, on the brink of collapse.Tahn Junell remembers friends who despaired in a place left barren by war. One of the few who have actually faced the unspeakable horde in battle, Tahn sees something else at work and wonders about the nature of the creatures on the other side of the Veil. He chooses to go to a place of his youth, a place of science, daring to think he can find a way to prevent slaughter, prevent war.And his choices may reshape a world . . . .The second title in the Vault of Heaven series, Peter Orullian’s Trial of Intentions is a mesmerizing fantasy epic that turns the conventions of the genre on its head
- Series: Vault of Heaven (Book 1)
- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (April 7, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765379872
- ISBN-13: 978-0765379870
The gods, makers of worlds, seek to create balance–between matter and energy; and between mortals who strive toward the transcendent, and the natural perils they must tame or overcome. But one of the gods fashions a world filled with hellish creatures far too powerful to allow balance; he is condemned to live for eternity with his most hateful creations in that world’s distant Bourne, restrained by a magical veil kept vital by the power of song. Millennia pass, awareness of the hidden danger fades to legend, and both song and veil weaken. And the most remote cities are laid waste by fell, nightmarish troops escaped from the Bourne. Some people dismiss the attacks as mere rumor. Instead of standing against the real threat, they persecute those with the knowledge, magic and power to fight these abominations, denying the inevitability of war and annihilation. And the evil from the Bourne swells…. The troubles of the world seem far from the Hollows where Tahn Junell struggles to remember his lost childhood and to understand words he feels compelled to utter each time he draws his bow. Trouble arrives when two strangers–an enigmatic man wearing the sigil of the feared Order of Sheason and a beautiful woman of the legendary Far–come, to take Tahn, his sister and his two best friends on a dangerous, secret journey. Tahn knows neither why nor where they will go. He knows only that terrible forces have been unleashed upon mankind and he has been called to stand up and face that which most daunts him–his own forgotten secrets and the darkness that would destroy him and his world.
One of Library Journal’s Best SF/Fantasy Books of 2011
About the author:
Peter Orullian has worked in marketing at Xbox for nearly a decade, most recently leading the Music and Entertainment marketing strategy for Xbox LIVE, and has toured as a featured vocalist internationally at major music festivals. He has published several short stories. The Unremembered is his first novel. He lives in Seattle.