We’re very, very pleased to be able to announce a new member of the Candlemark & Gleam family: Amy Bai, and her phenomenal epic YA fantasy, Sword!
Prophecies are just nursery rhymes for gullible fools.
So thinks Kyali Corwynall, daughter of the Lord General, and the court’s only sword-wielding girl. The famous verse that names Sword, Song, and Crown the kingdom’s saviors is ridiculous, but just vague enough that Kyali finds herself cast as Sword, her musician brother Devin as Song, and her best friend Jessica as Crown – much to her dismay.
Bad rhyme or not, this particular prophecy unravels Kyali’s entire life: her father is murdered, her kingdom overrun, and she is forced to sacrifice herself to save her friends, an act that leaves her on the brink of death. She emerges haunted and filled with rage, with a new and inexplicable connection to Devin and Jessica that binds them together, hearts and minds. Desperate to hide her sacrifice, Kyali withdraws — but shutting out the people she loves most might just get them killed.
To save them – and the kingdom – she will have to become Sword, the hand of prophecy…no matter the cost.
Amazing, right? Just wait until you read it – coming in Spring 2014!