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Reading Ideas: Blade of Fortriu, by Juliet Marillier (2007).

Not on of the newest novels to be published. But most definitely one of the lovelier book covers that I have seen this year. 📖📚🔮⭐️🌹💫😊

Book Synopsis

As the young king Bridei prepares to lead his forces in a major offensive against the Gaels, the princess Ana, a hostage at the court of Fortriu, is sent on a difficult journey north to make a strategic marriage with a chieftain she has never met. Her escort is led by a man she despises: the enigmatic Faolan, Bridei’s assassin and spy. Their ill-fated expedition creates a reluctant bond between Faolan and Ana, which continues as they face unexpected perils at the chieftain Alpin’s stronghold in the midst of mysterious Briar Wood. When Ana discovers a charismatic prisoner who seems bent on remaining within the bleakest of confinement, a conspiracy of silence meets her attempts to unravel the puzzle.

As Bridei’s forces move down the Glen, it is revealed to those left behind that the king of Fortriu is marching towards not only defeat, but certain death. There is only one messenger who can reach him in time. To employ such an ally will set brother against brother, and endanger what has become dearest to Ana’s heart…

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Posted in Fantasy Fiction

Book Suggestions: Darien – Empire of Salt, by C. F. I gulden (2017).

From what I can tell this should be a good series. The description gives the impression of much intrigue. May be worth a second look. 📚😊✌️📖👍

Book Synopsis

The city of Darien lies at the heart of a dying empire.

Twelve families spoil for a throne soon to be made vacant – by murder or civil war. Into this fevered, hungry city come six strangers:

An orphan and an old swordsman.

A hunter and a pitiless killer.

A young thief and a cynical chancer.

As the sun sinks the city will know no slumber. For long dormant passions have awoken. Fortunes will be won and lost. Lives will be staked and claimed.

And a story long waiting to be told will catch fire in the telling . . .

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