Monday, September 1, 2008

Promo - The Soldier King by Violette Malan

The Soldier King
A Novel of Dhulyn and Parno
Violette Malan
September 2, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-7564-0516-8

From the author’s website:
Dhulyn Wolfshead and Parno Lionsmane, members of the Mercenary Brotherhood, are on their way to the Seers Shrine at Delmara, hoping to get help for Dhulyn, a Seer herself, whose Sight is erratic and untrustworthy. Dhulyn's Sight is her inheritance from her lost tribe, massacred when she was a child, and while Mercenaries are supposed to have no past lives, she and Parno have learned the hard way that you can't always leave your past behind you.

On their way, they pick up work by enlisting with the Nisvean army, and for once it seems Dhulyn's Sight is helping them, as they triumph against an invading force of Tegriani -- a surprise to everyone else, since the Tegriani haven't lost a battle for the past two years, thanks to the help and protection of the Blue Mage. Nevertheless, when Dhulyn and Parno pick up the wounded Lord Prince Edmir of Tegrian from the battlefield, it's with the intention of fixing him up and sending him home to his mother the Queen. After all, it's not the practice of the Mercenary Brotherhood to hold prisoners-of-war for ransom -- it's bad for future business. Flushed with victory, the Nisveans decide to keep Edmir for his political value, breaking their contract with the Mercenaries.

Dhulyn and Parno can't let that happen, but once they rescue Edmir, their problems only begin. Pursued by the Nisveans, accused of kidnapping and murder, they find everyone's hand turned against them, as the very Tegriani officials they ask for refuge deny that Edmir is Edmir. They escape with the help of a young actress, whose troupe of strolling players have also fallen victim to the clashing armies.

But where can they go now?

To learn more about The Soldier King and to read an excerpt, please visit the author’s website: Here

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Wendy said...

Oooh, this one sounds interesting!

Kimberly Swan said...

It does sound interesting and it should have plenty of action as well. :)