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When you must dwell in the citadel of your enemies, do you join them? Depart towards exile and death? Or raze their dark tower to the ground? 

Gael tries to ignore the significance of his actions. Managing supplies for a warlord's arsenal, the cursed mage purposefully evades the fact that he's enabling the destruction of his former people. But when he discovers the precious metal needed to craft the weapons is being stolen from under his nose, he resolves to find the culprit at any cost.

Relentless and driven, Gael follows the trail of clues to expose not just a thief but a chain of heinous treacheries. When he unearths the roles his friends have played, he's no longer certain whose side he should be on. Especially when his master orders him to destroy a magical artifact that could save them all.

With his protégé imprisoned and facing a death sentence, and his mentor sacrificed to the warlord's policy, Gael must decide where to place his loyalty. Will he discern and choose what is right, or will he forfeit his last chance at redemption?

The Tally Master is the gripping first novel in the Gael & Keir epic fantasy series. If you like characters who seem to step right off the page, twisty plots, and vivid world-building, then you'll love J.M. Ney-Grimm's engrossing tale.

Buy The Tally Master to choose senseless hope or sober treason today!


J.M. Ney-Grimm lives with her husband and children in Virginia, just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She's learning about permaculture gardening and debunking popular myths about food. The rest of the time she reads Robin McKinley, Diana Wynne Jones, and Lois McMaster Bujold, plays boardgames like Settlers of Catan, rears her twins, and writes stories set in her troll-infested North-lands. Look for her novels and novellas at your favorite bookstore—online or on Main Street.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
November 14
Wild Unicorn Books
Draft2Digital, LLC

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