Before they could be Blades … They were the King’s Daggers
Young Stalwart, known as Wart to his fellow students, is expelled from the academy for King’s Blades, only to be plunged into a current of breathless intrigue and danger. Together with Emerald, a former White Sister, Wart must survive sorcery, swordplay, ambush, a chimera, a quagmarsh, and more, and uncover a devious plot to assassinate their king … and prove himself worthy of a place among the King’s Blades.
“The estimable Duncan manages, somehow, to be in tremendous form every time out.” Kirkus Review
“Duncan is a true master of his craft.” SF Site
“Duncan’s people are marvellously believable, his landscape deliciously exotic, his swordplay breathtaking …” Publisher’s Weekly
“Sharp humor and swashbuckling action add charm and vigor to this fantasy adventure … fast-paced.” Library Journal
Paperback, 238 pages. In very good preloved condition.