"Cas Peace weaves her story with the skill of the most accomplished Artesan. If imagination were an element, she'd be a Master-elite" Steven D Jackson, Shifter
"The characters are convincing, the settings realistic, and the action scenes gripping. Cas Peace's competent prose makes the reading effortless. This series will be a great hit with lovers of fantasy and adventure" Judith Arnopp, The Forest Dwellers, Peaceweaver, The Song of Heledd and The Kiss of the Concubine."The Artesans series propels you into a world so deftly written that yousee, feel, touch, and even smell each twist and turn. These nesting novels areevocative, hauntingly real. Smart. Powerful. Compelling. The trilogy teems withfinely drawn characters, heroes and villains, and societies worth knowing; withstories so organic and yet iconic you know you've found another home--in Albia."
Janet Morris: author of The SacredBand of Stepsons; the Dreamdancerseries; I, the Sun; Outpassage.
"Cas Peace weaves her story with the skill of the most accomplishedArtesan. If imagination were an element, she'd be a Master-elite."
Steven D Jackson: author of Shifter.
"A sequel that more than justifies this author's reputation. Peace's prose pulls you along at a pace that wants you tokeep turning the page. No scene is wasted, there is no action without cause. Iawait its successor with barely restrained patience."
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From the Author
King's Champion is the second book in this first Artesans of Albia trilogy. Here you will spend more time with Major Sullyan, and learn some of her history. You will witness her military skills, and watch her in action against her arch-enemy and nemesis Duke Rykan. You will also witness her friends' depth of love and loyalty as they put themselves in danger to aid her.
Sullyan knows that her life is nearly over, and detemines to spend what time and strength she has left in thwarting Rykan's bid for the throne. He, however, is a formidable opponent, with all his skill and virile strength on his side. She knows she cannot hope to prevail against him.