The Horns of Ruin

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Prometheus Books, Nov 30, 2010 - Fiction
22 Reviews
Eva Forge is the last paladin of a dead god. Morgan, god of battle and champion of the Fraterdom, was assassinated by his jealous brother, Amon. Over time, the Cult of Morgan has been surpassed by other gods, his blessings ignored in favor of brighter technologies and more mechanical miracles. Eva was the last child dedicated to the Cult of Morgan, forsaken by her parents and forgotten by her family. Now she watches as her new family, her Cult, crumbles all around her.

When a series of kidnappings and murders makes it clear that someone is trying to hasten the death of the Cult of Morgan, Eva must seek out unexpected allies and unwelcome answers in the city of Ash. But will she be able to save the city from a growing conspiracy, one that reaches back to her childhood, even back to the murder of her god?

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The action scenes were also well written. - Goodreads
Interesting premise. - LibraryThing
Akers has a wonderful talent for storytelling. - Goodreads
The best part is the narrative voice. - Goodreads
The plot was pretty thick but not incomprehensible. - LibraryThing
The main female character doesn't stop kicking ass. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

An odd little book I read in an afternoon a last week. I picked it up at the story because the cover art was interesting and bought it on a whim. Story is really a cross between fantasy and Sci-Fi ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Page - Goodreads

I found this to be a very clever twist on SteamPunk in a way that re-imagines the genre. The characters a vivid, the description is excellent and imaginative and Tim does not patronize the reader by ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Tim Akers was born in deeply rural North Carolina, the only son of a theologian. He moved to Chicago for college, where he lives with his wife of thirteen years and their German shepherd. He splits his time between databases and fountain pens. You can visit Tim’s Web site at

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