The final days of Sun Girna Ginar have arrived.
The old witch in the marketplace knows it, but no one believes her. How could the Sultanate fall when the God-Sultan rules over the earth and Skyworld? How could anyone ever defeat General Marandang, the giant slayer, and the city’s champion, Lam-Ang?
Entering into a wager with the gods, the old witch promises to destroy the city. And by granting the most insignificant the ability to make their dreams come true, it all comes to pass. We witness the fall of the Sultan’s great city through their stories: the hunter who seeks revenge, the one-handed thief who wants justice, and the exiled datu searching for redemption.
Together, they bring about the destruction of the city of Sun Girna Ginar. Its walls are breached by the six-headed giant of Gawi-Gawen as fire consumes the Palace and the never-ending rain swallows the city in flood.
The End of All Skies is a story of reclaimed myths, but it is also a mirror of recent history, of today. It revisits our lost past and entreats us to never forget the sins committed against us, while reminding us of the power and humanity each of us possesses.
About the author
Vincent C. Sales has been a writer for over 25 years.
He began his career as an advertising copywriter in OgilvyOne and spent a decade in the industry working for agency startups and as a freelancer.
As a journalist, he was editor-in-chief of the consumer electronics magazine T3, which he helped to grow into one of the Philippines’ top men’s magazines.
After transitioning to digital, he has been a content creator for several Asian online platforms, currently for the health platform Hello Health Group.
During a five-year stint in his dream job as a stay-at-home dad, he wrote the novel The End of All Skies, the inception of which began over 20 years earlier.
He is the author of several other books, including a self-published anthology of short fiction, Children in Exile. He has also written a trilogy of best-selling genre novels for Summit Books.
He has been published in the Philippine Graphic and is a fellow of the 34th University of the Philippines National Writer’s Workshop.
He lives in Manila with his wife, three children, two hamsters, and a rabbit.
Watch the author’s interview by Sophia Dearos of National Book Development Board at the Manila International Book Fair at SMX using this link https://fb.watch/fPEzjCxHae/