Musa – Sorrow

“Sorrow” is a serial written by David Pilling and Martin Bolton, and is published by Musa under the Urania imprint. I will be sure to update every time the books I’ve worked with become available, so be sure to check back every month!

Sorrow Part 12: The Gray Man  by David Pilling & Martin Bolton
Musa Publishing -> Aug 16 2013

sorrow12thegrayman“From winter’s decay bloom the flowers of spring.”

An uneasy peace has descended over the World Apparent. The Winter Realm and the Old Kingdom are recovering from the cataclysmic events of the Twelfth Reconquest, while in the south, the Djanki and the Sharib retreat to lick their wounds from the battle at Temple Rock. To the east, the divided Empire of Temeria is nearing the end of a long civil war, in which rival Generals have fought like mad dogs to seize the long-vacant Imperial Throne.

Sorrow’s trail leads Colken to ever higher ground and lower company, but he is fascinated by their enigmatic leader. With his plight growing increasingly desperate, Felipe decides he is not going down without a fight. Meanwhile the Prophet Naiyar finally understands his dreams, and the signs are ominous…

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Sorrow Part 11: The High Bloods  by David Pilling & Martin Bolton
Musa Publishing -> July 19 2013

Sorrow11“To find the truth, seek the High Places.”

An uneasy peace has descended over the World Apparent. The Winter Realm and the Old Kingdom are recovering from the cataclysmic events of the Twelfth Reconquest, while in the south, the Djanki and the Sharib retreat to lick their wounds from the battle at Temple Rock. To the east, the divided Empire of Temeria is nearing the end of a long civil war, in which rival Generals have fought like mad dogs to seize the long-vacant Imperial Throne.

Sorrow leads Bail into the mountains in search of an ancient relic, escorted by the savage tribe who dwell there. Colken’s path leads him onto higher ground where he is met by someone, or something, unexpected. Meanwhile the infamous pirate, Captain Wade, has a meeting with the Raven Queen that could go either way…

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Sorrow Part 10: The City of Eagles  by David Pilling & Martin Bolton
Musa Publishing -> June 21 2013

sorrow 10 cityof eagles“The fall of a general, the rise of a slave.”

Felipe, the Knight of Occido, wanders the wilderness in search of Sorrow. Battered and exhausted, even his dreams are plagued by his hated grand master, Fulk, urging him ever on to find the child.

Hasan, The City of Eagles, is under siege while its leader General Saqr is consumed by madness and despair. While others lose hope Saqr’s loyal secretary, the slave Hoshea, is determined to prevent the city from falling – by any means necessary.

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Sorrow Part 9: The Maker of Pain by David Pilling & Martin Bolton
Musa Publishing -> May 24 2013

sorrow 9 maker of pain“Darkness awaits those blinded by the light of glory.”

General Saqr sinks ever deeper into despair. Besieged by General Anma, her grip on his magnificent city, Hasan, the City of Eagles, tightens by the day. Saqr is out of ideas and close to madness but his secretary, the cunning Hoshea, is prepared to go to any extreme to prevent the inevitable. Having escaped the clutches of the enigmatic Moon-Walkers, Bail and Sorrow find themselves in the company of the High Bloods – a stark and remorseless mountain tribe – and Sorrow makes quite an impression.

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Sorrow 8: The Crooked Man  by David Pilling & Martin Bolton
Musa Publishing -> May 3 2013

sorrow 8 crooked man“In the time of Sorrow, one shall take shelter under the Dead, and there be met by the Crooked Man.”

Sorrow and Bail journey through The High Places, doing their best not be noticed by the fearsome inhabitants. Bail begins to understand that there may be more to this innocent child than meets the eye. Felipe has escaped the battle at The Field of the White Bull with his life. Now a fugitive from General Anma’s forces, he seeks shelter with a hermit in the nearby swamp. But how long can he resist the Grand Master’s iron will?

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Sorrow Part 7: The Prophet’s Dreams  by David Pilling & Martin Bolton
Musa Publishing -> April 5 2013

sorrow 7 prophet dream“A prophet’s dream is a warrior’s fate.”

An uneasy peace has descended over the World Apparent. The Winter Realm and the Old Kingdom are recovering from the cataclysmic events of the Twelfth Reconquest, while in the south, the Djanki and the Sharib retreat to lick their wounds from the battle at Temple Rock. To the east, the divided Empire of Temeria is nearing the end of a long civil war, in which rival Generals have fought like mad dogs to seize the long-vacant Imperial Throne.

The battle at The Field of the White Bull ends in bloody chaos and treachery, and Felipe is left fighting for his life. Meanwhile, Colken wanders the desert of Eastern Temeria in search of clues to the whereabouts of Sorrow, and the Prophet Naiyar is having some disturbing dreams…

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Sorrow Part 6: The Field of the White Bull by David Pilling & Martin Bolton
Musa Publishing -> February 15 2013

sorrow 6 white bull“On the field of sacrifice, the war god is never sated.”

Sorrow now travels with the Moon-Walkers as a slave, yet it isn’t long before they encounter foes even his captors fear. But who is really behind the drama that ensues? Meanwhile, the Templar knights have been conscripted by General Saqr as he prepares to face General Anma’s hordes at the infamous Field of the White Bull. As the Templars prepare for blood and chaos, they pray that their war god is watching.

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Sorrow Part 5: The King’s Glory by David Pilling & Martin Bolton
Musa Publishing -> January 18 2013

sorrow kings glory“In the race for total power, only chaos reigns.”

The two surviving Generals of the bloody Temerian civil war, Anma and Saqr, prepare for one last battle for the coveted title of Emperor.

As they join the enigmatic Moon-Walkers on their journey through the desert, Sorrow finds out whether his trust in Bail was justified.

Meanwhile, the Templar Knights face a long and dangerous voyage. They face starvation, disease and pirates, but darker forces are at work.

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Sorrow Part 4: The Gelded Wolf by David Pilling & Martin Bolton
Musa Publishing -> Dec 21 2012

sorrowpart4“The power struggle becomes ever more vicious, and the wolves smell blood.”

As the Winter Realm slides into chaos, Felipe De Gascur and his fellow knights don’t get far before they are forced to fight for their lives.

Far away in Temeria, Sorrow and Bail must learn to trust each other if they are to survive the barren wastes.

The evil Raven Queen charges Colken with an errand, but his heart is not in it…

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Sorrow Part 3: The House of Unkindness by David Pilling & Martin Bolton
Musa Publishing -> Nov 16 2012

“Rumour spreads. Agents are dispatched. The race for Sorrow begins.”

Bail and Sorrow wander in the wilderness, watched by the ghosts of a million dead soldiers.

Three Knights of the Temple leave Silverback on a seemingly impossible quest.

Meanwhile, Colken has an appointment with the Raven Queen, and The House of Unkindness proves to be more disturbing than he could possibly have imagined.

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Sorrow Part 2: The Burned Earth by David Pilling & Martin Bolton
Musa Publishing -> Oct 19 2012

The future of the realm is at stake, but the stars are about to align…

Meanwhile, after slaying the would-be Emperor, Bail is about to find himself stranded in the Burned Earth —and the desert is not a forgiving place.

Grand Master Fulk of the Temple is in search of a new King to unite the Winter Realm, but a scheme among the Templar knights is in the making.

The pirates of the Jagged Blade have captured a ship named after the murdered queen, and on it Colken finally finds something worth fighting for.

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Sorrow: The Ring of Steel by David Pilling & Martin Bolton
Musa Publishing -> Sept 21 2012

“The stars are high, the plain wide. The world awaits the coming of Sorrow…”

An uneasy peace has descended over the World Apparent. The Winter Realm and the Old Kingdom are recovering from the cataclysmic events of the Twelfth Reconquest, while in the south, the Djanki and the Sharib retreat to lick their wounds from the battle at Temple Rock. To the east, the divided Empire of Temeria is nearing the end of a long civil war, in which rival Generals have fought like mad dogs to seize the long-vacant Imperial Throne.

Meanwhile, in an obscure and barren desert, far away from wars and politics, a peaceful nomadic tribe is attacked at night and wiped out by a mysterious enemy. There is only one survivor, a young boy named Sorrow after an ancient prophecy.

As the world looks for redemption, those who crave total power will stop at nothing to get to acquire the child, Sorrow.

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