Tuesday, June 21, 2011
VENGEANCE BORN...drum roll please!
VENGEANCE BORN: A Novel of the Light Blade
There is no mercy in the demon realm. No escape. In this place of desperation and conflict, anyone who is not pure bred is virtually powerless. Until an unlikely champion is born…
Annika, half-blood daughter of the Na’Reish King, longs for more than her tormented life among her father’s people. Conceived in hatred and bred as a tool of retribution, she’s gifted with a special talent that can heal as well as destroy.
With the Na’Reish vastly outnumbering them, Kalan, a Light Blade warrior, knows the future of humankind depends on him alone. Incursions into human territory and raids for blood-slaves by the Na’Reish Horde have increased. As Chosen-leader, he faces the task of stopping the demons—and convincing the Council of aging Light Blade warriors that change is necessary for survival.
When Annika learns Kalan is a prisoner in her father’s dungeon, her dream of escape seems within reach. She agrees to free him in exchange for his protection once they reach human territory. Now, marked for death for helping him, Annika must learn to trust Kalan as they face not only the perilous journey to the border but enemies within the Council—and discover a shocking truth that could throw the human race into civil war…
How's that for a book cover and blurb? Can you tell I'm just a wee bit excited? :-) Thank you, art department at Berkley! This is a superb first cover - it was everything I was hoping for. You nailed Annika to a T and elements of her story are woven into it. Sigh.
The release date for VB is February, 7th 2012! I can't wait (this feels almost like a birth announcement of a baby! LOL).
And you can already pre-order it! Here are some bookstores where you can place a pre-order.
In New Zealand: