"...an impressive debut... I was hooked hard."
-Jim C. Hines, author
"Sword is a book for fantasy junkies who groove on quest tales and vast world-building... The stakes are high, the prose is lyrical, and it alternates between funny and totally heartbreaking."
-Susie Rodarme, Book Riot
Sword shall guide the hands of men...
For over a thousand years the kingdom of Lardan has been at peace: isolated from the world, safe from the wars of its neighbors, slowly forgetting the wild and deadly magic of its origins. Now the deepest truths of the past and the darkest predictions for the future survive only in the verses of nursery rhymes.
And prophecies are just nursery rhymes for fools, right?.
Kyali Corwynall is the daughter of the Lord General, a child of one of the royal Houses, and the court's only sword-wielding girl. She has known for all of her sixteen years what the future holds for her- politics and duty, the management of a House, and protecting her best friend, the princess and presumed heir to the throne. But one day an old nursery rhyme begins to come true, an ancient magic wakes, and the future changes for everyone. In the space of a single night her entire life unravels into violence and chaos. Now Kyali must find a way to master the magic her people have left behind, or watch her world -and her closest friends- fall to a war older than the kingdom itself.
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