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Waiting on Wednesday: The Shadow of What Was Lost (Book 1 of The Licanius Trilogy).


Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Each Wednesday you get to highlight a book that your really looking forward to. This week I’ve chosen:

 The Shadow of What Was Lost (Book 1 of The Licanius Trilogy) by James Islington.



It has been twenty years since the god-like Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them – the Gifted – are spared only because they have accepted the rebellion’s Four Tenets, vastly limiting their own powers.

As a young Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war lost before he was even born. He and his friends are despised beyond their school walls for the magical power they wield: a power that Davian, despite his best efforts, cannot seem to control. Worse, with his final test approaching and the consequences of failure severe, time to overcome his struggles is fast running out.

But when Davian discovers he wields the forbidden power of the Augurs, he unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will change his life – and shake the entire world.

The expected publication date is: November 10th 2016.

This book was previously released independently (I think) a couple of years ago and has now been picked up by a publisher (Orbit in the UK) and updated with a new cover – which to me looks really smart and 100 extra pages.

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