Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows readers to showcase eagerly awaited upcoming releases.
This week I’ve picked Valley of Shields by Duncan Lay
- Expected publication: 1st April 2013 by Harper Voyager (HarperCollins AU)
- Format: Paperback, 560 pages
- Series: Empire of Bones, Book 2
- ISBN13: 9780732294199 ISBN10: 0732294193
- Goodreads / Booktopia
Cast out from his homeland, Sendatsu has used his sword-fighting talents to survive in the foreign land of the Vales. With the assistance of Rhiannon – the first human to use magic in hundreds of years – Sendatsu has helped Huw and the Velsh defeat an invading army. Better still, Sendatsu now has the key to reclaim his children.
It will mean a return to Dokuzen – a city where deceit runs deep and Sendatsu expects an unwelcome reception. How will Sendatsu and his unlikely allies, Huw and Rhiannon, know who to trust when they can barely trust each other?
And when Dokuzen comes under fierce attack, Sendatsu′s fight to survive will need to be more desperate than ever. Especially when this attack reveals who the real enemy is…
I was introduced to Duncan Lay’s books last year when Harper Voyager sent me the first book of this series, Bridge of Swords, for review, and loved his writing so much that I bought his back list – my local Dymocks had signed editions! His writing is masterful, his characters have realistic motivations and his plots are riveting. I can’t wait to read Valley of Shields and continue Sendatsu’s adventures as he goes back to his home and his children.
I will be reading Duncan Lay’s The Dragon Sword Histories as part of my challenge to read twenty Australian authors this year, 10 female and 10 male.