Shadow's Son by Jon Sprunk

In the holy city of Othir, treachery and corruption lurk at the end of every street, just the place for a freelance assassin with no loyalties and few scruples.

Caim makes his living on the edge of a blade, but when a routine job goes south, he is thrust into the middle of an insidious plot. Pitted against crooked lawmen, rival killers, and sorcery from the Other Side, his only allies are Josephine, the socialite daughter of his last victim, and Kit, a guardian spirit no one else can see. But in this fight for his life, Caim only trusts his knives and his instincts, but they won’t be enough when his quest for justice leads him from Othir’s hazardous back alleys to its shining corridors of power. To unmask a conspiracy at the heart of the empire, he must claim his birthright as the Shadow’s Son….

I’m a sucker for anything by Michael Komarck, and this is no exception. I’m thrilled that Pyr Books have finally gotten their hands on him. The novel itself sounds like typical Sword & Sorcery, but Pyr generally do a good job at finding novels that do justice to tried-and-true genres.

  • Woodge November 12, 2009 at 5:51 am

    Great looking cover!

  • Rob B November 13, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Even though it is ‘yet another hooded figure,’ the perspective and color really make the image standout. I can’t disagree about Komarck.

  • Jon K December 15, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Question: Are there more fantasy novels with “hooded figures” on the cover or fantasy novels with the word “shadow” in the title? (Besides Shadow’s Son, see Related Posts, above). Getting a little ridiculous, isn’t it?

  • aidan December 15, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Hah! An astute observation, Jon.

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