"Salvation's Dawn is an epic fantasy with a strong female lead that's - and this issomething new for me - not a human. While, of course, I've read plentyof books about vamps, faeries, goddesses, aliens and such, I don't think I can remember a character as epic as Karian. Her description alone was a promise of a big adventurefull of magic and sharp swords and sorcery." --Alexandra Engellmann, author of Sky Ghosts: All For One
"The traveling and world building reminded me of Wizard of Earthsea byUrsula K LeGuin. While Kari is a warrior, she is not simply a femalebody planted over a male warrior personality. She is a believable,feminine, yet hard when she needs to be character...that has more depththan a lot of people I have met." -- Cori Dyson, author of the "AllThings Character it is" blog
From the Author
At last she got most of her wits back about her, but her eyes widened as they fixed on the demon before her. It grinned at her, a chilling flash of fangs, and she quickly realized that this was not one of the minor demons native to her world: this was a minion of the underworld, a demon in pure form. It instilled only the slightest of fear in her, though; she was a master of the arcane, and prepared to demonstrate such to her foe. Even as she thought so, a second wave of that concussive psionic force slammed into her mind, and she fell to her back, prone, and conscious only by a tremendous amount of will. Her eyes fixed on Gaswell and his men as they approached.
She was vaguely aware of the demon standing over her, and even in her shattered mental state, she still found herself surprised when the voice she heard was that of a female. "This one may yet be of use to us; keep her subdued and alive in the dungeon," the demon commanded.
A set of manacles was locked about her ankles, wrists, and neck, connected by sturdy chains, and her mind immediately went blank. She was stripped of all will and nearly all conscious thought. Though her body wouldn't respond to her desire to cry, she did so inside: she had failed her people, and now there would be no one to warn them of what was to come.
There was a demon on Tsalbrin.