Legend has it, The Living God will bring about the destruction of the world in order to rebuild it into a paradise. Some worship and welcome His coming, others fear Him and would do anything to stop it.
Kaytalin Platt's The Living God follows the internal struggle of two mages, Saran and Keleir, as they confront their fears and attempt to find meaning in the hand that life has dealt them. Saran seeks to overthrow her crazed father and salvage what is left of her country before it falls into complete ruin. Keleir is cursed with a Rauke's soul, an ancient creature who is only able to survive by merging with an unborn child upon entering our world. Saran and Keleir are touched by fate, gifted with the ability to sense each other, and destined for a future that neither care to know. When Saran's magic is stolen, she must confront a life without the ability to manipulate time, struggle to see the rebellion finished, and keep Keleir from becoming The Living God.
The 2009 World Fantasy Award winners are:
Terry Lamsley's R.I.P. and Rio Youers' Old Man Scratch were published in September. Both novellas are horror stories. Risingshadow.net has had an opportunity to read them, so here's our review of them.
A REVIEW OF TWO HORROR NOVELLAS
The winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2009 are:
Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award)
Memoirs of a Master Forger, by William Heaney, aka Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
The Reach of Children, by Tim Lebbon (Humdrumming)
Ramsey Campbell's Creatures of the Pool is a mystery/horror book, which will be published by PS Publishing. Risingshadow.net has had an opportunity to read this book in advance, so we'll publish our review here.
A REVIEW OF RAMSEY CAMPBELL'S CREATURES OF THE POOL
The 2009 Hugo Award winners are:
And the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (presented by Dell Magazines): David Anthony Durham.
More info: The Hugo Awards