By Zachary Jernigan
On Jeroun, there's no query to whether God exists--only what his intentions are.
Under the looming judgment of Adrash and his final weapon--a string of spinning spheres beside the moon often called The Needle--warring factions of white and black fits end up their competition to the orbiting god with the nice battling event of Danoor, at the some distance facet of Jeroun's in basic terms inhabitable continent.
From the 13th Order of Black fits comes Vedas, a tender grasp of martial arts, encumbered with guilt over the dying of 1 of his scholars. touring with him are Churls, a warrior lady and mercenary haunted through the ghost of her daughter, and Berun, a developed artificial of modular spheres possessed by way of the foul spirit of his author. jointly they need to courageous their very own demons, in addition to thieves, mages, beasts, dearth, and problem at the perilous highway to Danoor, and the bloody sectarian conflict that's certain to follow.
On the opposite part of the realm, unbeknownst to the tourists, Ebn and Pol of the Royal Outbound Mages (astronauts utilizing Alchemical magic to accomplish house flight) have shaped a plan to soothe Adrash and convey peace to the planet. yet Ebn and Pol each one have their very own clandestine agendas--which may well name down the wrath of the very god they wish to woo.
Who could be aware of the brain of God? And who of their correct brain could search to defy him? Gritty, erotic, and fast moving, writer Zachary Jernigan takes you on a sensuous experience via an international on the knife-edge of salvation and destruction, in a single of the year's most enjoyable myth epics. -- Words of Praise: "A visionary, violent, sexually charged, mystical novel--NO go back demanding situations class. essentially, Zachary Jernigan has no admire for style confines. His story of gods putting within the sky and a "constructed man" with sparkling blue coals for his eyes and a motley band of opponents navigating a harsh panorama peopled via savage creatures and non secular zealots... good, it's natural genius. Here's hoping it's simply the 1st of many such works from this guy." - David Anthony Durham, Campbell Award-winning writer of the ACACIA Trilogy
"Zachary Jernigan's genre-defying epic increases the bar for literary speculative fiction. It has the sweep of Frank Herbert's DUNE and the intoxicatingly unusual grandeur of Gene Wolfe's e-book OF the recent sunlight, with a decadent, superbly rendered imaginative and prescient all its personal. essentially the most striking debuts of modern years." - Elizabeth Hand, Nebula and global delusion Award-winning writer of obtainable darkish and RADIANT DAYS "Be cautious settling on this one up, simply because when you sign up for with the adventurers during this unusual and beautiful debut novel, there'll be no going again to the prevalent precincts of heroic delusion. Zachary Jernigan starts off on the very fringe of the map and plunges deep into uncharted territory. Mages in house, home made gods, cruel killers in love and a mechanical warrior with a center of bronze look forward to your examining excitement. For considering readers who like swashbuckling with an part, NO go back delivers." - James Patrick Kelly, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards "NO go back is a wealthy, assorted, artistic fable, in a mode that jogs my memory in many ways of Tanith Lee's stories FROM THE FLAT EARTH books. Zachary Jernigan has created a stunningly unique international and that i can't wait to work out the place he's taking it next." - Martha Wells, writer of the BOOKS OF THE RAKSURA "Jernigan's fiction is luminous and hallucinatory with its world-building, whereas nonetheless grounding readers into robust characters absolutely human. He scribes the long run as an alien panorama with simply barely enough familiarity to unsettle us from our prevalent, cozy tropes. I hugely suggest this beautiful debut novel to all lovers of odd fiction." - J. M. McDermott, writer of the DOGSLAND TRILOGY