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The Desert And The Blade by S.M. Stirling

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The Desert And The Blade
S.M. Stirling

Roc
September 2015
On Sale: September 1, 2015
Featuring: Rudi Mackenzie; Reiko
624 pages
ISBN: 0451417356
EAN: 9780451417350
Kindle: B00SI025P2
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Mass Market Paperback (reprint - September 2016)

Science Fiction

Reiko, Empress of Japan, has allied herself with Princess Ă“rlaith, 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. Ă“rlaith 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 Órlaith and Reiko encounter danger and wonder, Órlaith’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.

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