Fisk, a lowly hoghand, is horrified when he receives a
vision from a god.
Even worse, he falls into the pigpen in the view of a
handsome Protector Knight, who helps him up and insists he
receive medical care.
He warns the knight, Levin, of impending danger, not
expecting the man to heed his words.
Then Fisk loses his position and is banished from the
he trudges toward the city his god has ordered him to, Levin
Having listened to Fisk’s warning, and saved the life of his
mentor, Levin has now been instructed to serve as Fisk’s
and Levin set off to journey, as the god has instructed, to
With the increasingly frightening visions weakening Fisk,
and the danger they face growing, will Fisk and Levin
survive long enough to explore their feelings for each
The Nameless God
is one of the best fantasy stories I’ve read in a long time.
A difficult life has made Fisk cynical, mistrusting
the motives of richer and more powerful people.
He also has a set view of his place in the
world—being a prophet is not it, in his mind.
Because of his beliefs, learning to trust Levin is
difficult for Fisk.
Levin, on the other hand, has a great deal of faith
in his goddess and his place in the world, making it easy
for him to accept his new position as Fisk’s protector.
The journey the two men undertake in order to follow
the will of Fisk’s nameless god is dangerous, partly because
of the devastating effect the visions have on Fisk’s body.
Through it all, Fisk is determined to fulfill the
duty that has been forced upon him, no matter what the cost
The Nameless God,
including the characters, the setting, the conflict, and the
love scenes, is well-written.
While readers shouldn’t expect a light or simple
read, the storyline is compelling.
In fact, I read the book in one setting because I had
to know how it ended.
When I reached the end, I felt as if I’d gone through
the journey with Fisk and Levin.
I was also a little sad, because the story was over.
I am happy to Joyfully Recommend
The Nameless God.
I also have
to say I hope Emily Veinglory plans to write more stories
set in this world, because I think there are a great many
stories waiting to be told.