By S. M. Stirling
In his Novels of the switch, New York instances bestselling writer S.M. Stirling provides “a devastated, mystical international that may attract enthusiasts of conventional myth in addition to post-apocalyptic SF” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). carrying on with their quest that all started in The Golden Princess, destiny rulers of an international with out expertise threat their lives looking a fabled blade…
Reiko, Empress of Japan, has allied herself with Princess Órlaith, inheritor to the excessive country of Montival, to discover the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, a mythical treasure of an historical dynasty that confers valor and victory to its bearer. Órlaith is familiar with all too good the facility it indicates. Her personal inherited blade, the Sword of the woman, was once either a burden and a hazard to her father, Rudi Mackenzie, because it did not store the king from being assassinated.
But the fabled sword lies deep in the Valley of loss of life, and the hunt might be faraway from effortless. And battle is development, in Montival and much beyond.
As Órlaith and Reiko come upon probability and sweetness, Órlaith’s mom, Queen Mathilda, believes her daughter’s alliance and quest have endangered the whole realm. There are factions either inside and with out Montival whose loyalty died with the king, and whispers of treachery and warfare develop ever louder.
And the Malevolence that underlies the enemy will bend all its forces to ruin them.