cover image The Horns of Ruin

The Horns of Ruin

Tim Akers, Pyr, $16 trade paper (270p) ISBN 978-1-61614-246-9

Akers (Heart of Veridon) creates a complex steampunk world in which rival brothers Morgan, Alexander, and Amon are revered as gods. The last of Morgan's Paladins, Eva Forge, is tasked with providing security for Barnabas, the Fratriarch of the Cult of Morgan, just as a plot is set in motion—ostensibly by the remnants of the Cult of Amon—to destroy the Morganites. As she travels from the monorails above the city of Ash to the hidden underground lairs of the remaining Amonites, Forge is forced to face her preconceptions and question her training and her understanding of the world in which she lives. Ash is a vibrant city, and the cults of the three brothers have a relationship as ambivalent and complicated as the relationship among any actual siblings. (Nov.)