The protector of the land is dead.
A blood plague infests the soil and sea, eldritch angels vie for dominion over hearts and souls, and holy war boils between four gunpowder empires.
The line between truth and falsehood, the righteous and the wicked, hope and annihilation is buried deep beneath blood-soaked sand.
By Lat and Saint Chisti, that was bloody awesome. Zamil Akhtar knows how to keep his readers glued from start to finish, with this gore ridden blood fest and mind-bending of read from the Gunmetal God’s series.
Elder Epoc is the third instalment that reminds me and feels like a Lovecraftian tale riddled with cosmic horror and a world full horror where the price of power holds no bounds
Zamil Akhtars writing is fast becoming some of my favourite, his prose are exquisite, and the story just flows beautifully, keeping you mesmerised utterly throughout as his world desends into madness that war brings and the devastation it leaves behind.
With so many twists and turns. The new characters are so endearing, and old ones are even more fleshed out and showing and bringing out different sides of them as their fate to their Gods, and Saints sets them on new paths to bring new lands and riches to their people.
If you are a fan of The Prince of Nothing trilogy by R. Scott Bakker and love horror fantasy with a twist of cosmic horror, eldritch angels, demons, jinns and religious holy wars with gun toting paladins, then you should check out this series, it will leave you in awe of its epicness.
In this book, Elder Epoch, Zamil Akhtar tells the story of three protagonists, Kevah, Cyra, and Basil, whose lives are about to clash for the war and invasion of Zelthuriya, the home and shrine to Saint Chisti.
Once allies, Kevah and Cyra have become vast enemies, have vowed to kill each other as their powers grow in service to their Gods and Saints, Basil the breaker wants to Conquer Zelthuriya. But a blood plague has decended, bringing a red mist and horrors that dwell with in bring death as the gods play their games.
Absolutely brilliant. My head is spinning after reading that. Excellent worldbuilding, plot, and setting. If you haven’t read the series yet, there are three books and a short story so far in the series. I very highly recommend…😁💙🔥