Servant of Rage by A.Z. Anthony
To kill an heir is to claim their power. But at what cost?
As the khan’s fiercest headhunters, brothers Subei and Bataar are feared across the steppe. When they’re struck by lightning from a freak storm, however, they awake to find unnatural powers growing within them. And what’s more, they’re not alone.
All across the land other “heirs of the ancestors” have been imbued with these powers. Some call it a gift. Others, a curse. The khan calls it opportunity.
Under the tutelage of two infamous women – one a conqueror, the other a monk – the brothers are sent to the lands of the mighty Zhong empire to hunt heirs and consume their power for the good of the khanate.
With each kill, their powers grow. But so too does something else, boiling beneath the surface until it breaks free in uncontrollable fits of violence. As these so-called bloodrages grow stronger and last longer, Subei and Bataar must weigh their duty, and their honor, against the unnatural madness growing within.
*This novel was given to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are indeed my own.*
A mystical dark and twisted read!
Right away we are thrust into our main characters world, the dialogue is a bit heavy at first and it becomes a lot to take in but I got the hang of it the more I read on. At first, I wasn’t sure that I would very much like the book but as I progressed, the storyline got really good.
There are plenty of twists and turns that kept me on my toes!
The reason I didn’t give this amazing novel a five-star rating is that it has very little descriptions and sometimes it felt very clipped off, so it left a chunk of something very important missing. Also at times, the pace slacked off a little bit. You get so used to the fast pace that when it gets a little slow you feel a burning need for it to speed up more, but it wasn’t unbearable.
Servant of Rage is an awesome debut and I really can’t wait to see where it leads to next!
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