The Waterborne Blade by Susan Murray

The citadel has long been the stronghold of Highkell. All that is about to change because the traitor, Vasic, is marching on the capital. Against her better judgement, Queen Alwenna allows herself to be spirited away by one of the Crown’s most trusted servants, safe from the clutches of the throne’s would-be usurper.

Fleeing across country, she quickly comes to learn that her pampered existence has ill-equipped her for survival away from the comforts of the court. Alwenna must toughen up, and fast, if she is even to make it to a place of safety. But she has an even loftier aim – for after dreaming of her husband’s impending death, Alwenna knows she must turn around and head back to Highkell to save the land she loves, and the husband who adores her, or die in the attempt.

But Vasic the traitor is waiting. And this was all just as he planned.

File Under: Fantasy

Book Info:

UK Print
Date: 2nd October 2014
ISBN: 978-0-85766-435-8
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £8.99

North American Print
Date: 30th September 2014
ISBN: 9780857664365
Format: Large (Trade) Paperback OR Small (Mass-Market) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$14.99 CAN$16.99 OR US$7.99 / CAN$9.99

Ebook
Date: 30th September 2014
ISBN: 9780857664372
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

Other Books in This Series:

2. Title TBC (Summer 2015)

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Susan Murray: trackingthechanges.wordpress.com | @pulpthorn on Twitter

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Praise and Reviews:

The Waterborne Blade is an intriguing and compelling fantasy woven from a fascinating story set in a vibrant world inhabited by vivid characters. Susan Murray is a consummate storyteller who fulfills everything you could desire of a book and leaves you wanting more.”
- Graeme K Talboys author of Stealing into Winter

“This is a wonderful thing, a sweeping fantasy which somehow manages to pull off the trick of being intimate and very human at the same time. It begins with a realm in peril, and then puts its shoulders back and strides confidently towards a horizon packed with magic and love and abandoned palaces and a huge and very real evil. Susan Murray has written a debut novel of great skill and depth, and I loved it.”
-  Dave Hutchinson, author of Europe in Autumn

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