The Spirit Collectors (Thralldoms, Book 1) [Hardcover]

The Spirit Collectors (Thralldoms, Book 1) [Hardcover]
  • The Spirit Collectors (Thralldoms, Book 1) [Hardcover]
  • The Spirit Collectors (Thralldoms, Book 1) [Hardcover]
  • The Spirit Collectors (Thralldoms, Book 1) [Hardcover]
  • The Spirit Collectors (Thralldoms, Book 1) [Hardcover]
  • The Spirit Collectors (Thralldoms, Book 1) [Hardcover]
  • The Spirit Collectors (Thralldoms, Book 1) [Hardcover]
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Author: M. Amanuensis Sharkchild
Cover Designer: Greg Opalinski
Illustrator: John F. Stifter
Release Date: August 25, 2015
Hardcover: Imitation Leather with Foil Stamping; Vinyl Dust Jacket; 193 pages
Dimensions: 9 x 5.8 x 1 inches
Publisher: Armored Books; First Edition
Limited Edition: 1,000 printed
Special: Signed by Author

2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal Winner in the Category of Fantasy
2016 National Indie Excellence Awards Winner for Fantasy
2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist for Fantasy

What is the worth of your spirit?

In the world of Awya, where life is scattered across isles in a seemingly endless ocean of black liquid, the Isle of Winder is home to uymns whose primary trade is agriculture and flower cultivation. Here, an umyn boy by the name of Amory Demshen becomes obsessed with Tempertime Cemetery—a collection of portals powered by spirits that link the isles of Awya together, and a place forbidden to those without proper training and knowledge.

Amory disobeys the laws and his mother, sacrificing the qualities of youth and the virtues of his upbringing to pursue a selfish adventure connived by a hidden, sinister force. Unnerving truths and perilous consequences await as Amory—equipped with an authoritative jar, a chest of bewitching cards, and a flying stone slab—plunges into the darkness of the spirit collectors.

Will Amory learn the worth of a spirit in time to save his own?


"It was simply a book that once I picked it up - I could not put it down - I read it straight through in one solid sitting." -Matthew S. Spence

"I like just about everything this book has. The Spirit Collectors has a very original fantasy setting." -Wayne Walls

"This book was extremely different, and unlike anything I have ever read. The writing was so unique and beautiful, and just couldn’t get enough of it!" -Anonymous

"The author also has a way with language--in stark contrast to the prosaic, minimalist trend that, in my opinion, has gagged modern fiction for far too long, he writes with a poetic, ornamental style that brings each passage to imaginative, vivid life. It is not usually florid, nor is it obtuse in being ornate, nor forced, as some work is when attempting a more decorated style, but its usage has a substantial quality to it--a skilled pen. Fully recognizing this style is not to everyone's taste, it is handled well and enjoyably for those who prefer the beauty of language be lingered upon with care, rather than a quick patter from one mundanely composed sentence to the next." -Raven Daegmorgan

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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Jakob Ely

The Spirit Collectors (Thralldoms, Book 1) [Hardcover]

Adam Doherty

Beautiful books

Dane R.
Great all around!

Loved the book cant wait for more!!!!!

Joseph Brown
Five Stars

Great book. Original and entertaining as all books by Sharkchild are. Get your copy.

Mike Wolff
A Good Story

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The Spirit Collectors was a very interesting read. Amory is a youth that wants more out of life. So much so, that he goes against the laws of his island home and visits Tempertime Cemetary before hes learned enough to deal with the magic that resides there. Amory goes on an adventure. Im not saying its a happy adventure, but it is eventful.
This book is well written and has a lot of descriptive prose. Normally I am not into that sort of writing. I find I usually skim over it. But, in all but a very few instances, the author keeps me interested enough in the descriptive writing that I dont skim as normal.
I felt bad for the main character and was appalled by how he is used. But I think that adds to the mystery that you are left with at the end of the book.
Not a long book, its a quick read and very entertaining. Id recommend this book to anyone that enjoys books with a magical element, as well as a subject matter that turns sort of dark. This is good fantasy.
4 of 5 Stars

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