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King of Shards: Worldmender Trilogy, Book 1
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Across the ineffable expanse of the Great Deep float billions of shattered universes: the Shards. Populated with vengeful demons and tormented humans, the Shards need Earth to survive just as plants need water. Earth itself is kept alive by 36 righteous people, 36 hidden saints known as the Lamed Vav. Kill but a few of the Lamed Vav and the Earth will shatter, and all the Shards that rely upon it will die in a horrible cataclysm.
When Daniel Fisher is abducted on his wedding day by the demon king, Ashmedai, he learns he is a Lamed Vav, one of the hidden righteous upholding the world. The demon Mashit has usurped the throne of demonkind from Ashmedai and has been systematically murdering the Lamed Vav. On a desert-covered Shard teeming with strange creatures, pursued by a fearsome demon army, Daniel and Ashmedai, saint and demon, must join forces to stop Mashit before she destroys all of existence. Daniel's survival means he must ally with evil Ashmedai. Yet who but a saint—a Lamed Vav—can save the world?

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        Launching the Worldmender series, debut author Kressel draws heavily on Hebrew legend and biblical lore to build a robustly imagined fantasy world modeled on Gehenna. Events begin on the earthly plane with the abduction of New Yorker Daniel Fisher from his wedding, moments before the completion of his vows. In Gehinnom, a desert otherworld to which he is spirited away, Daniel is informed by his demon abductor, Ashmedai (or Caleb, in human form), that he is a lamed vavnik, one of 36 righteous persons who sustain the universe. Hoping to save Daniel from Mashit, another demon who wants him dead, Ashmedai recruits a select entourage that includes Marul Menacha, a witch, and Rana Lila, a builder ignorant of her own mystical pedigree. Kressel advances his plot briskly through a series of alliances, betrayals, separations, and reunions, and the veiled motives of several of his characters keep his story pleasingly unpredictable. His skill at extrapolating traditional religious lore into the stuff of fantasy bodes well for future books in the series. Agent: Michael Harriot, Folio Literary Management.

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When Daniel Fisher is abducted on his wedding day by the demon king, Ashmedai, he learns he is a Lamed Vav, one of the hidden righteous upholding the world. The demon Mashit has usurped the throne of demonkind from Ashmedai and has been systematically murdering the Lamed Vav. On a desert-covered Shard teeming with strange creatures, pursued by a fearsome demon army, Daniel and Ashmedai, saint and demon, must join forces to stop Mashit before she destroys all of existence. Daniel's survival means he must ally with evil Ashmedai. Yet who but a...

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