Scholar. Slave. Warrior. Wizard.
On a planet far from Earth, descendants of marooned space travelers fight a decades-long war. Shy scholar Victoria knows nothing of this conflict until pirates kidnap and sell her to the sadistic tyrant behind it. He keeps her naked and locked in a tower, subjecting her to months of psychological torture. After seizing an opportunity to escape, Vic joins the fight against her former captor and begins walking a bloody path toward revenge.
As the Blade, Vic gains glory raiding her enemy’s forces, but the ordeal in his tower haunts her. Bitter memories keep her from returning the love of the kindhearted Prince Ashel, whose family has fended off the tyrant’s invading army for a generation. When enemy soldiers capture Ashel, Vic embarks on a quest to rescue him and, on the journey, discovers a source of spectacular power. With wizardry, Vic can rescue the prince, end the war, and wreak the vengeance she craves, but she might also destroy her only chance for peace.
About the author
A.M. Justice has danced tango beneath the wings of angels, played hide-and-seek with harbor seals, and sought distant galaxies from dusk to dawn. Hiking to a remote swimming hole, exploring an ancient cathedral, and sharing a good meal with friends are among her favorite things, but she likes nothing better than sitting with a cat on her lap while watching a beloved movie on TV. For insights and updates, join the Citizens of Knownearth mailing list at amjusticeauthor.com or follow @amjusticewrites on Twitter.