A Curse upon the Saints
"As you turn the pages and the story unfolds it turns out that the good are not so good, the bad are not so bad, the strong are not so strong and the weak are not weak et al. You are pulled into a story full of magic and religion, it's all about how different races and factions practice both. And all the time you wonder what will happen next." - Hendrick, Goodreads reviewer
“We were fighting a typical religious war until the goat-men arrived.”
For eight years war raged between the armies of King Traden of Garmundland, convert to the Church of the Holy Family, and those united with the Holy Church of Nasir, the one true god. Victory was in the Nasirians' grasp as they lay siege to the pagan city of Silverwic. The cannon were in place to begin the final assault. That’s when the Sarbarah, a race of slavers, entered the war. The "goat-men," who once enslaved the human race for thousands of years, threatened to reconquer the lands they had lost. Now, a war-weary soldier, his idealistic sister, and a devoted father must put aside their differences to overcome this threat humanity.
A Curse upon the Saints weaves themes of faith and disillusionment throughout its plot. It's a tale of how good people can overcome a history of mistrust to battle evil.