This is book number 1 in the The Sacred Throne series.
"Cole weaves a fantasy world that feels comfortably familiar, then goes to places you’d never expect. You won’t stop turning pages until the stunning finish." —Peter V. Brett
Myke Cole, star of CBS's Hunted and author of the Shadow Ops series, debuts the Sacred Throne epic fantasy trilogy with The Armored Saint, a story of religious tyrants, arcane war-machines, and underground resistance that will enthrall epic fantasy readers of all ages.
In a world where any act of magic could open a portal to hell, the Order insures that no wizard will live to summon devils, and will kill as many innocent people as they must to prevent that greater horror. After witnessing a horrendous slaughter, the village girl Heloise opposes the Order, and risks bringing their wrath down on herself, her family, and her village.
"Cole has created a dark medieval world that by the end only has a small sliver of light in it. . . . A must-read for fans of Erika Johansen's Queen of the Tearling series."—Booklist, starred review
"Dark but well-depicted."—RT Book Reviews
"Ruthless and heartwrenching." —Robin Hobb
"Cole weaves... a fantasy world that feels comfortably familiar, then goes to places you’d never expect. You won’t stop turning pages until the stunning finish." —Peter V. Brett
"Brutal and lovely — an inventive and poignant fantasy that's rich with keen characters, set in a vivid, fascinating world." —Cherie Priest
“A dark fantasy tale with sharp teeth and a hard punch. Heloise is the hero we need, and Myke Cole is the writer to bring her transformation to light.” — Chuck Wendig
"Intelligently written, fun, and brutal in equal measures." —Mark Lawrence