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Aching God (Iconoclasts Book 1) by [Mike Shel]

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"Great adventure fantasy with excellent world building."  - Django Wexler, author of The Thousand Names

"If, like me, you like your books like you like your games: full of harrowing adventures, magic swords, cursed relics, and terribly hazardous dungeon-crawls, then this book is not to be missed."   - 
Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld

"Well-crafted fantasy for adults...This is the novel that kids who played D&D 20 years ago deserve."  - 
Alec Hutson, author of The Raveling Trilogy

"Bloody brilliant!"  - 
Demi Harper, author of God of Gnomes & co-founder of The Fantasy Hive

"On the face of it this is a classic D&D-styled quest but really it's so much more. It's a wise, thoughtful exploration of what such experiences do to people, the prices they pay, how it breaks them down and then leaves them to decide whether they stay broken or somehow stand back up." - 
Phil Tucker, author of Chronicles of the Black Gate

"This novel was a pure joy from the first page to the last."  - 
Cameron Scaggs, The Nerd Book Review

"I plan to devour the next volume as soon as it's released. Shel has created an intriguing world of high, epic fantasy that delivers on all fronts." - 
Adam Weller, Fantasy Book Review

"A thoroughly engrossing debut novel that I enjoyed's certainly one of my favorite books of 2018. It feels like sword & sorcery Indiana Jones." - 
The Speculative Shelf

"This is the best quest-fantasy book I've read in a long time." - 
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Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07C9DBKB6
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 9, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5017 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 416 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1985746158
  • Customer Reviews:
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Mike was born in Detroit and raised in Dearborn, Michigan, oldest of three boys, the son of a firefighter and homemaker. He has practiced as a psychotherapist for over 25 years. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife Tracy, son Leo, and dog Neko. Mike began freelancing for Paizo Publishing’s Pathfinder Roleplaying Game in 2010. He released his first novel, ACHING GOD, in 2018. Its sequel, SIN EATER, followed in 2019. IDOLS FALL is his third novel and completes the ICONOCLASTS trilogy. He is at work on his next novel, set in the same world, more than 200 years after the events of Iconoclasts. It is tentatively entitled West of the World and slated for a 2022 release.

Mike's short stories set in the ICONOCLASTS world can be found in two free fantasy anthologies, LOST LORE and HEROES WANTED.

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