Monday, January 20, 2014
Valor of the Healer by Angela Highland
Just a small update to let you guys know you should read Valor of the Healer by Angela Highland. It's a secondary world fantasy that uses familiar characters and situations in a clever way. It is also far less Eurocentric than a great many secondary fantasy worlds, which I personally appreciate. Here's the blurb:
An assassin hired by vengeful elven rebels to kill the calculating Duke of Shalridan, Julian walks into a trap and barely escapes with his life. Healed by a beautiful captive in the dungeons, he's enthralled and vows to free her from the duke's clutches.
A Knight of the Hawk duty-bound to cleanse elven magic from Adalonia, Kestar has a secret--and heretical--ability to sense the use of magic from afar. He knows something suspicious is happening in the duke's keep, but he has no idea how deep the conspiracy goes.
A half-elven healer with no control over her magic, Faanshi is the goddess's to command. She's always been a pawn of the powerful, but after healing two mysterious and very different men, she faces a choice that may decide the fate of the whole kingdom...
Book one in the Rebels of Adalonia