Salvation’s Fire is a fantasy novel which is part of a series called After The War, published by Rebellion (UK) and Solaris (USA).
This story is set in a world created by Rebellion and Adrian Tchaikovsky (who wrote the first novel in the series, Redemption’s Blade). You don’t have to read that book to make sense of this one but it’s very good and a fantastic introduction so do get it if you can.
“The Tzarkomen necromancers sacrificed a thousand women to create a Bride for the Kinslayer so he would spare them in the war. But the Kinslayer is dead and now the creation intended to ensure his eternal rule lies abandoned by its makers in the last place in the world that anyone would look for it.
Which doesn’t prevent someone finding her by accident.
Will the Bride return the gods to the world or will she bring the end of days? It all depends on the one who found her, Kula, a broken-hearted little girl with nothing left to lose.”
This story is an ensemble adventure which takes place after the main events of a terrible conflict. Those who remain are trying to pick up the bits of their lives and put themselves back together. Even the emissaries of the gods are seeking redemption. But that’s not easy given who they are and what they’ve done.
Following on in the series’ theme I wanted to explore what might happen if someone innocent and sinned against, without power, became the architect of an enormous, godlike power. It could go a lot of ways. I’m tired of it going the terribly awful way. So there’s that. The other thing that cropped up here is one of the ‘bad guys’ who is experiencing terrible confusion and remorse over their part in the world’s downfall. And there’s pie.