Here’s a new book from Sherwood Smith: A Sword Named Truth
I will say up front, it’s from DAW and it’s pretty darn pricey. The ebook is $14 and the hardcover is $28, and, well, sorry, but I’m not going to jump on it with both feet at those prices. But I’m curious about it.
Here’s part of the description:
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. Atan is still uncomfortable with her new queenship, gained after her country was freed from a Norsundrian enchantment that left it frozen outside time for a century. Senrid strives to establish rule of law, after deposing his brutal and cruel uncle, seeking to exert control over rebellious jarls and a distrustful military academy. Jilo never expected the responsibility of leading his nation, but when its dictator vanishes after a Norsundrian attack, Jilo finds himself stepping into the power void, taking the reins of a country so riddled with dark magic that its citizenry labors for mere survival. Clair and CJ lead a band of misfits against magical threats that overshadow their tiny country, including a direct incursion from the Norsundrians.
So this is the world of Inda, right? But I don’t remember any of these characters except Senrid. Am I supposed to? Does anybody else recognize these names?
I really liked and admired the five-book Inda series. I’m adding this new one to my wishlist so I don’t forget about it.