With the Celestial
Swords and their bearers united, Xu Liang heads for his homeland. Having lost his spiritual connection with the
Empress, he is unprepared for the severity of Chaos’ grip on the land and its
people. Fear is spreading throughout Sheng
Fan. War is in the air. There is dissension in the ranks of the
Empire and Xu Liang’s favor with the Empress seems to be in question, his once
influential position now tenuous. The
coming together of the Blades seems for naught while enemies from within
threaten to tear apart his allegiance with the outsiders he dared to bring into
Sheng Fan by spreading dangerous rumors.
It seems that Xu Liang can do little more than watch as the Dragon
continues to rise, every hour clawing its way deeper into the heart of the
Empire, which slowly rends itself apart with the governors of the Five Kingdoms
taking up arms against each other, as well as against the Song Dynasty. Those allied by the Swords must put Chaos to
rest—be it an actual drago…
A lot of redesigning and relaunching is happening at Raventide Books, as we enter into our fifth year of publishing. It was time for an emblem that encapsulated the bright and dark of what I write, or more specifically, the brightly dark dreamscapes that I visit, via entities of equally mottled emotions and psyches. Of course, the raven had to be included, and now, finally, the unicorn(a symbol of tremendous emotional and spiritual significance for me) has been incorporated.
Look for the new design on all Raventide books, including the forthcoming relaunch of the Blood Wars Trilogy, the ongoing Dryth Chronicles, and all else under the Raventide banner.