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The Desert and the Blade

Emberverse: Book #12

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In his Novels of the Change, New York Times bestselling author S.M. Stirling presents "a devastated, mystical world that will appeal to fans of traditional fantasy as well as post-apocalyptic SF."* Continuing their quest that began in The Golden Princess, two future rulers of a world without technology risk their lives seeking a fabled blade. Reiko, Empress of Japan, has allied herself with Princess Orlaith, heir to the High Kingdom of Montival, to find the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, a legendary treasure of an ancient dynasty that confers valor and victory to its bearer. Orlaith understands all too well the power it signifies. Her own inherited blade, the Sword of the Lady, was both a burden and a danger to her father, Rudi Mackenzie, as it failed to save the king from being assassinated. But the fabled sword lies deep with the Valley of Death, and the search will be far from easy. And war is building, in Montival and far beyond. As Orlaith and Reiko encounter danger and wonder, Orlaith's mother, Queen Matildha, believes her daughter's alliance and quest has endangered the entire realm. There are factions both within and without Montival whose loyalty died with the king, and whispers of treachery and war grow ever louder. And the Malevolence that underlies the enemy will bend all its forces to destroy them. *Publishers Weekly (starred review)


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Emberverse Series


Dies the Fire
Dies the Fire
S. M. Stirling
The Protector's War
The Protector's War
S. M. Stirling
A Meeting at Corvallis
A Meeting at Corvallis
S. M. Stirling
The Sunrise Lands
The Sunrise Lands
S. M. Stirling
The Scourge of God
The Scourge of God
S. M. Stirling
The Sword of the Lady
The Sword of the Lady
S. M. Stirling
The High King of Montival
The High King of Montival
S. M. Stirling
The Tears of the Sun
The Tears of the Sun
S. M. Stirling
Lord of Mountains
Lord of Mountains
S. M. Stirling
The Given Sacrifice
The Given Sacrifice
S. M. Stirling
The Golden Princess
The Golden Princess
S.M. Stirling
The Desert and the Blade
The Desert and the Blade
S.M. Stirling
Prince of Outcasts
Prince of Outcasts
S.M. Stirling
The Sea Peoples
The Sea Peoples
S.M. Stirling

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