The start of a dynamic new fantasy epic by a hugely successful and well-loved author.
A death has made Kieri Phelan king of Lyona. Here humans and elves live in uneasy peace, united only by their failure to see the dangers at their borders. Harmony has never been more important - or elusive. But will Kieri s soldier background allow him to navigate these difficult politics? And can he awaken the powers his mixed blood confers?
An older evil also threatens, affecting not just Lyona but all surrounding kingships. The Verrakai family has been practicing forbidden blood magic for generations, and its scions are becoming bold. When they infiltrate a foreign court and assassinate key nobles, it s clear they must be controlled or eradicated. Phelan will send Dorrin, the only Verrakai he can truly trust, on this mission. She must overcome her abhorrence of the power that is her birthright and awaken her own hidden magic. This will lead to secrets and a mystery that neither Phelan nor Dorrin could have anticipated.
What sheer delight! Oath of Fealty is an engrossing new adventure ... It's quite simply a smashing story, and I am panting to read the next instalment from this consummate storyteller Anne McCaffrey
What sheer delight! Oath of Fealty is an engrossing new adventure ... It's quite simply a smashing story, and I am panting to read the next instalment from this consummate storyteller - Anne McCaffrey
Elizabeth Moon served in the US Marine Corps, reaching the rank of 1st Lieutenant during active duty. She has also earned degrees in history and biology, run for public office and been a columnist on her local newspaper. She lives near Austin, Texas, with her husband and their son. Twenty-six of her books are in print, and she won the Nebula Award with her science fiction novel Speed of Dark (also shortlisted for the Clarke Award), and was a finalist for the Hugo in 1997.