Blades of the Old Empire by Anna Kashina

“Both Kyth and Ellah are likeable characters and it is a joy to follow their stories…
There is a fairly even balance between the emotional aspects of the story and some fast-paced, ninja-style fight scenes, which leads to this being a pleasant, easy read and an entertaining story. A solid start to what looks to be an exciting series.”
British Fantasy Society

Blades Of The Old Empire, by Anna KashinaKara is a mercenary – a Diamond warrior, the best of the best, and a member of the notorious Majat Guild. When her tenure as protector to Prince Kythar comes to an end, custom dictates he accompany her back to her Guild to negotiate her continued protection.

But when they arrive they discover that the Prince’s sworn enemy, the Kaddim, have already paid the Guild to engage her services – to capture and hand over Kythar, himself.

A warrior brought up to respect both duty and honour, what happens when her sworn duty proves dishonourable?

File Under: Fantasy

Cover Art: Alejandro Colucci
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Book Info:
The First Book in the Majat Code Series

UK Print
Date: 6th March 2014
ISBN: 9780857665027
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £8.99

US/CAN Print
Date: 25th February 2014
ISBN: 9780857664129
Format: Small (Mass-Market) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$7.99 / CAN$9.99

Ebook
Date: 25th February 2014
ISBN: 9780857664136
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

Other Books in This Series:

2. Title TBC (July 2014)

Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook
Amazon.co.uk | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | BarnesandNoble.com | IndieBound.org

Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
On-sale 25th February 2014 from the Robot Trading Company

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Praise for Blades of the Old Empire

“Escape Rating A- Blades of the Old Empire is the start of a damn fine epic fantasy series…it was pretty damn awesome.”
Reading Reality

“If you’re in the mood for a fun fantasy with mercenaries, an evil brotherhood, then, yes, give Blades of the Old Empire a try.”
Tenacious Reader

“Another great book from Angry Robot…I enjoyed this book and would recommend it for anyone who likes a good swashbuckling storyline.”
Every Book Deserves to be Read

“Strong roots and parallels to history keep the reader grounded and enrich the world of this novel while magic and the characters keep it fresh and interest.”
Heather McCorkle

“This book is action packed from the very first page, and is a good start to a series that I will look forward to reading more of.”
Avid Reviews

“You get fast-paced travel with political intrigue and danger, amazing martial arts fights of extreme skill, cultural immersion from around the world, and a little hint of romance without ruining the tough fighter feel… I really cannot express enough times how highly I recommend this story to everyone.”
– In Pursuit of My Own Library

“I really enjoyed this book despite not being a huge fan of romance-themed novels. I feel it is for those who want more romance in their fantasy while also getting a hefty dose of action, adventure, and intrigue… It was a good book, and well worth the read. I’ll be reading this one again.”
– R.J. Blain

“Each scene is very well written. Action and dialog keep the story moving at a fast clip. The fight scenes were especially well written making it easy to see what was happening. Now I want to see what happens in the next book.”
Mixed Book Bag

Both Kyth and Ellah are likeable characters and it is a joy to follow their stories…A solid start to what looks to be an exciting series.” – The British Fantasy Society

Praise for Anna’s Previous Novels:

“Kashina’s Arabesque novel … will have readers dream of summoning their own djinn.”
Publishers Weekly on The Goddess of Dance

“Truly compelling”
Booklist on The Princess of Dhagabad

 

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