Heresy by Anselm Audley
Anselm Audley begins a somewhat non-traditional fantasy series set in what was one of the most creative environments I have read recently. The main character of Heresy, Cathan, is very typical for most fantasy in that he has powers he doesn't know about, is the son of a nobleman, and gets caught up in a major struggle that will affect the world. Cliché…
The bad guys are a group of fanatical priests who are trying to control the whole world and make the worship of their God the only acceptable form of religion. They are bad, the good guys are good. Cliché…
But... The setting is a planet where the ocean is much larger than what we have on Earth. Sea travel is a major theme and the author does a good job of reflecting the impact that distance and geography could have on a culture. Audley's ability to create a functioni... Read More
Anselm Audley(1982- )
Anselm Audley was 19 years old when he published his first fantasy novel. He studied at Millfield School and St John’s College, Oxford, taking a course in Ancient and Modern History. He lives in Dorset.
Aquasilva — (2001-2003) Publisher: All across the waterworld of Aquasilva, change is being fought and ruthlessly suppressed by the Domain and its ferocious holy warriors, the Sacri. If the people of Aquasilva have any hope of survival, the Domain must be stopped. Amid the perpetually raging storms plaguing the mineral-starved world, young Cathan, son of a powerful count, travels to inform his father of a crucial discovery of an iron ore cache in their lands. En route to the clan congress where his father awaits, Cathan unwittingly stumbles upon a Domain-engineered plot to unleash a firestorm of oppression upon the world. Cathan is thrust into events beyond his control, forced to become an unwilling agent of change. A way must be found to break the ruthless grip of the Domain. And Cathan begins to understand the daunting scope of what lies ahead in a long and deadly struggle for liberation. Extraordinary first-time novelist Anselm Audley has crafted a fiercely intelligent, lightning-paced, and ambitious fantasy saga that mines the contrary natures of evil and good, fire and water, stasis and change. A richly dramatic evocation of an epic struggle that often bears pointed comparison to our own real-life culture wars, this astonishing first volume of Audley’s Heresy trilogy introduces one of the most exciting voices of the new millennium.
Heresy by Anselm Audley