The Licanius Trilogy

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The Shadow of What Was Lost Summary

It has been 20 years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs - once thought of almost as gods - were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs' fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion's Four Tenets.

A representation of these laws is now written into the flesh of any who use the Gift, forcing those so marked into absolute obedience. As a student of the Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war fought - and lost - before he was born. Despised by most beyond the school walls, he and those around him are all but prisoners as they attempt to learn control of the Gift. Worse, as Davian struggles with his lessons, he knows that there is further to fall if he cannot pass his final tests. But when Davian discovers he has the ability to wield the forbidden power of the Augurs, he sets into motion a chain of events that will change everything.

To the north, an ancient enemy long thought defeated begins to stir. And to the west, a young man whose fate is intertwined with Davian’s wakes up in the forest, covered in blood and with no memory of who he is...

©2014 James Islington (P)2015 Podium Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • The Shadow of What Was Lost

    • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: James Islington
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295

    It has been 20 years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs - once thought of almost as gods - were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs' fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion's Four Tenets.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The tag line says it all...almost

    • By Mike on 07-07-15

    Regular price: £37.59

  • Book 2

    • An Echo of Things to Come

    • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: James Islington
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 694
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 644

    In the wake of a devastating attack, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs - finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against the land of Andarra. As the Augur Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, however, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late. His ally in the Capital, the new Northwarden, contends with assassins and politicians and uncovers a dangerous political secret.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Genuinely Weighty Tome

    • By Simon on 27-08-17

    Regular price: £38.79