cover image Destroyer of Worlds

Destroyer of Worlds

Larry Correia. Baen, $25 (416p) ISBN 978-1-982124-84-7

An unlikely hero fights to stop a genocide in Correia’s masterful third military fantasy in the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior series (after House of Assassins). Lok is a land divided into castes, where untouchables occupy the lowest, most miserable rung—but not for much longer. Grand Inquisitor Omand Vokkan plans to eliminate the untouchables in what he calls “The Great Extermination,” and the only thing standing in the way of his crusade is a growing band of rebels. The members of the “casteless rebellion” are determined to reach the secret paradise described by their Prophet, Thera: a land without hierarchy and with enough food and water for all. Warrior Ashok Vadal, a former High Protector of Lok branded a traitor for defying the corrupt government, leads the resistance with the Sons of the Black Sword, a troop of heretic fighters looking for refuge. The battle will bring Ashok face-to-face with his former brother-at-arms, Lord Protector Devedas, who’s been sent to hunt down Ashok. The inevitable fight scenes are just as epic as fans expect. Packed with action, grit, and Ashok’s own grim sarcasm, Correia’s latest is sure to satisfy. (Sept.)