When broken be the throne of Kel
and silent be his voice,
When Dragons rise in stormy flight
and Nardha’s hounds rejoice,
When Men in fear and darkness dwell
and children cry to God,
Then look to where the day meets night—
the Warrior walks abroad.
Captain Gaerbith is heir to a secret: the location of a lost sword he cannot touch. In a village far from the battlefield, Kieran the blacksmith remembers nothing before the day when, as a young boy, he was found beside a dead man, a dagger in hand. Maggie is a healer’s apprentice, and earns her way as a laundress. Her shadowed past and crippled hand make her an object of suspicion and ridicule. Far to the north, the king’s daughter—Yanámari—plots to escape the royal city and her father’s iron control.
King Morfran seeks a Kellish blacksmith who can recreate the lost sword, false proof of Morfran’s right to the throne. However, the true sword is made of etherium, the only metal capable of harming Dragons, and it can be wielded only by a descendent of Kel High King.
Forces are aligning, old prophecies are fulfilling, and in the east a fire glows in Dragon’s Rook.
Book 1 of the The Lost Sword series.
Reading Dragon’s Rook by Keanan Brand is like exploring a mysterious cave filled with both wonders and unimaginable perils–you never know what vista the author will reveal, or what danger is hiding when you turn the page. Keanan is a new, epic voice in fantasy, and his mastery of the craft shines through … you don’t want to miss Dragon’s Rook!
— Robert Treskillard, award-winning author of The Merlin Spiral trilogy