Dark Forces Have Gathered and the Final Battle for Illustra Has Begun.
Their journey to Merakh should have made Errol and his companions heroes of the realm. Instead, they’ve been branded enemies of the kingdom.
In the wake of the king’s death, Duke Weir is ruling the country–and he intends to marry Adora to bring an heir from the royal line. With Errol and the others imprisoned and the identity of the rightful heir to the throne still hidden in secrecy, Illustra is on the verge of civil war–and threatened by hostile forces gathering on every side.
A dangerous mission to free Errol is attempted, but the dangers facing the kingdom mount with every passing moment. The barrier has fallen, ferrals are swarming toward the land, and their enemies draw ever closer. Will the discovery of the true heir turn back the tide of Illustra’s destruction?
A Draw of Kings was released on February 18, 2014 and is 465 pages long. Its release price for kindle is $9.09. It is also available in paperback for $14.99.
The Lady Scribe’s Notes: I’m a sucker for stories with women who, for whatever circumstance, challenge the norm — and put in the effort to play with the big boys. The start of this novel provides just that, without sacrificing the fact the women are women, or that circumstances for women playing in traditionally male roles does exist.
The writing style is interesting as well. This is a novel I’m wishlisting and considering very carefully.
On the sub-genre of this series: I really don’t know how to define this one, so I’m going with the safety of traditional, since it doesn’t seem to fit anywhere else.
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