Long forgotten gods have passed judgment on the Age of Man. Sidge, a pious orphan, must unravel a lost past to understand their divine will. But first, he needs humanity to see him as more than a slave.
Sidge is a bugman, the only of his kind at the human Stormblade Temple. Raised by his mentor, Izhar, he has mastered the twelve thousand mantras and knows every ritual in meticulous detail. As they embark on the pilgrimage, he wants nothing more than to make Izhar proud and ascend to the rank of Cloud Born.
But the favored successor to lead the temple believes Sidge to be an abomination and his drug-addled mentor, a heretic. Then there is his growing infatuation with a streetwise woman named, Kaaliya.
The pilgrimage will not only test Sidge’s faith but his sense of identity as he races to ensure his beloved temple does not fall into the wrong hands.
Pilgrim of the Storm is the first book in a unique epic fantasy trilogy from Russ Linton. If you like character-driven plots, intricate world building, and want a refreshing spin on the typical genre conventions, then you’ll love all three books of the Stormblade Saga.
Jefferson Smith of Immerse or Die
"...with IOD, my rule is that I stick with the story for as long as it holds my attention, even if it isn't my usual bag. Today's book took me out to visit those edges for a while, but I am very glad I stuck with it" "...the world is fascinating and well thought out."