From the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, a thrilling novel that kicks off a fantasy series with an entirely new mythology—complete with shape-shifting bards, fire-wielding giants, and children who can speak to astonishing beasts
MOTHER AND WARRIOR
Tallynd is a soldier who has already survived her toughest battle: losing her husband. But now she finds herself on the front lines of an invasion of giants, intent on wiping out the entire kingdom, including Tallynd’s two sons—all that she has left. The stakes have never been higher. If Tallynd fails, her boys may never become men.
SCHOLAR AND SPY
Dervan is an historian who longs for a simple, quiet life. But he’s drawn into intrigue when he’s hired to record the tales of a mysterious bard who may be a spy or even an assassin for a rival kingdom. As the bard shares his fantastical stories, Dervan makes a shocking discovery: He may have a connection to the tales, one that will bring his own secrets to light.
REBEL AND HERO
Abhi’s family have always been hunters, but Abhi wants to choose a different life for himself. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery, Abhi soon learns that his destiny is far greater than he imagined: a powerful new magic thrust upon him may hold the key to defeating the giants once and for all—if it doesn’t destroy him first.
Set in a magical world of terror and wonder, this novel is a deeply felt epic of courage and war, in which the fates of these characters intertwine—and where ordinary people become heroes, and their lives become legend.
Includes a bonus PDF with a map, the Dramatis Personae, and additional resources.
“A spectacular work of epic fantasy . . . an absolute delight.”—Shelf Awareness
“If you’re looking for some entertainment before Game of Thrones returns to television, this could be the series you need to read.”—Newsday
“A genuine page-turner.”—Kirkus Reviews
I am a big fan of the Iron Druid series. This book was a huge come down from the ironic wit and story line of the Iron Druid. Slow and scattered is the best I can do to describe it. The narration is poor at best. Nice variation of voices but many of the female voices are grabeled and hard to understand. The bards singing is horrific. By the end of the book I started turning the volume down until I thought it was over.