Pariah’s Lament

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“It’s often the forgetten who possess the power to change the world.”


When an attempt is made on the life of Ashara, Keeper of Yurr, his young, hapless advisor Edvar must uncover and stop those behind it. With enemies in the capital city and the belligerent Tesh, Keeper of neighboring kingdom Karrabar stirring trouble in the Borderlands, can Edvar hold together Ashara’s brittle reign?

The troubles ripple throughout Yurr, affecting an ancient race of people known as the Amast, who in their time of utmost need, turn to pariah Isy for salvation. Rejected by society, kith and kin, can Isy guide the Amast to safety during the greatest turmoil Yurr has known since the War of the Damned?


Readers of Joe Abercrombie and George RR Martin will appreciate the gritty realism of Richie Billing’s writing, yet at times it possesses a light-hearted and humorous touch akin to the works of James Barclay and Nicholas Eames. 

And for those who adore the heroes and character-driven plots of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss, you’ll find protagonists that will whisk you away on an epic journey of discovery, intrigue, friendship and love.

Reviews and Praise

“Billing shrewdly delves into the very relatable, human need to actualize and belong.” Mark Brooks, Author

“Billing has a knack for writing descriptions that can make readers feel like they’re walking in the character’s shoes.” Anna Civolani, Editor

“With themes of vengeance, betrayal, and unity, Pariah’s Lament made for an exciting and adventurous read. The raw emotional concerns of the characters added a much needed touch of humanity throughout, something you don’t get with a lot of modern books.” Ellie Mitchell, Bookish Beyond. Read the full review here.

“Other than Brandon Sanderson, Billing has written my favourite battle scenes where they’re epic, grand, but not confusing, leaving me lost.” Sarah Lillian Books. Read the full review here.

“Pariah’s Lament is a book full of political intrigue, warfare, and action. However, it is  also a book about the dispossessed and rejects of a society finding the courage in themselves to save the world that rejects them.” Bibliophilia Book Reviews. Read the full review here. 

Pariah’s Lament will be published by Of Metal and Magic Publishing on 17.03.2021

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Meet The Heroes

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Artwork by Mark Vernall. 

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Map of Yurr and Karrabar


World Map of Soria

Artwork by Mark Vernall

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