TWO SIBLINGS. OUTCASTS FOR LIFE - TOGETHER. IT CAN ONLY MEAN TROUBLE.
Vocho and Kacha are champion duellists: a brother and sister known for the finest swordplay in the city of Reyes. Or at least they used to be - until they were thrown out of the Duellist's Guild.
Now all that's left to them is to become reluctant highwaymen. But when they pick the wrong carriage to rob, their simple plans to win back fame and fortune go south fast.
After barely besting a powerful magician, Vocho and Kacha make off with an immense locked chest. But the contents will bring them more than they've bargained for, when they soon find themselves embroiled in a dangerous plot to return an angry king to power . . .
Swords and Scoundrels is the first book in the Duellists Trilogy - a tale of death, magic, and the perils of family loyalty.
*All three books in the series available in 3 months, from October to December 2015*
'Roguish highwaymen and all the intrigue of a bloody revolution . . . will keep you guessing till the end!' Anne Lyle
Knight (The Viking's Sacrifice) opens her Duelist trilogy with a lighthearted secondary-world fantasy that quickly evolves into a tangled web of lies, deceit, and twisted loyalties. Kacha and Vocho love and hate each other in the ways only siblings can. Her perfection frustrates him; his bravado and lies enrage her. Both are top-notch sword fighters and had been members of the elite Duelist Guild until one of their jobs went very badly awry. Now forced to thieve for a living, they end up stealing the wrong things from the wrong people and must fight for their lives even as they struggle to protect the province of Reyes. Threads of humor lighten what could very easily be an uncomfortably dark tale filled with magic, politics, and crushing disillusionment. Beautifully crafted action scenes blend intimately with strong emotion and realistic characters. Told from several viewpoints and punctuated by flashbacks, the shifting narration serves to paint a well-rounded picture filled with fascinating surprises and unforeseen twists.