A Sword Named Truth By Sherwood Smith

A Sword Named Truth

Rise of the Alliance Book One

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ISBN: 9780698161504

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Published by (2019-06-11)

Untested young rulers must cooperate to protect their world from the magical threat of the mysterious kingdom of Norsunder in this first entry in the Rise of the Alliance series

Set in the Sartorias-deles universe and perfect for fans of court politics and high-caliber fantasy series writers like Robin Hobb and Naomi Novik

Set in the beloved world of the Inda series, Sherwood Smith returns readers to the enthralling saga of Sartorias-deles, bringing together deadly high politics, engaging worldbuilding, and nuanced examinations of power, love, and betrayal.

Long-dormant magical forces are moving once again in Sartorias-deles. Agents of Norsunder, a mysterious bastion of incredible dark power, have reappeared in the world, amassing resources and sowing instability.

But with numerous nations led by young rulers brought too early to their thrones, the world is hardly ready to defend itself. These leaders soon realize that any significant victory against Norsunder will require an alliance between their nations. Yet good intentions may fracture in the face of personal grudges, secrets, and inexperience. As the Norsundrian attacks become bolder, the members of this tenuous alliance must find ways to trust one another and bind themselves together--lest they fail to defend against a host that has crushed entire worlds.
 
"The leisurely pace, sprawling cast, and wide-ranging scope will delight existing fans and those seeking an immersive experience."—Publishers Weekly

Book Details

Format: eBook
Price: 8.99 USD / 9.99 CAD
Published: 2019-06-11
ISBN: 9780698161504
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Page Count: 656

Praise for the Sartorias-deles universe:

“The world creation and characterization within Inda have the complexity and depth and inventiveness that mark a first-rate fantasy novel…. By the time I finished, I was so captured by this book that it lingered for days afterward…that, I think, is the mark of a major work of fiction…you owe it to yourself to read Inda.” —Orson Scott Card, bestselling author of Ender’s Game

“The Inda books are everything you want from a fantasy series—an interesting, fully-developed world with several languages, environments, and cultures that are evocatively described, a complex but not confusing plotline with a number of unexpected twists, really well-written action scenes, and above all characters whose lives you follow and whose fates you care about.” – Diana L. Paxson, bestselling author of Sword of Avalon

“Smith deftly stage-manages the wide-ranging plots with brisk pacing, spare yet complex characterizations and a narrative that balances sweeping action and uneasy intimacy.” —Publishers Weekly

“Sherwood Smith should rank high on any list of military writers.... The cavalry battles, hand-to-hand, strategy sessions, the aftermaths of battles...roll across the page with effortless mastery.” —SF Signal

Banner of the Damned is a damned good book.... A compelling protagonist with a vivid voice, a master’s control of pacing and tension.” —Tor.com

"A frequently thrilling tale, full of adventure, romance, and magic, a charming mix of everyday details and epic overtones." —Locus

“Readers will be thoroughly transfixed by Inda's adventures…. Sherwood Smith is a great world builder who makes the kingdom, the Venn Empire and the other places Inda travels seem very real. There is plenty of action, but not at the expense of creating believable characters who make for stirring high seas adventures.” —Alternative Worlds

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