Shadow of Death
by Diane E. Samson
A homeless prince, a grueling mission, an unlikely hope
An unspeakable tragedy leaves Prince Jack with one desire: vengeance. Living in exile, Jack perfects his talent with the sword. He’s sent to the desert for assassin training, dreaming of the day he’ll drive a dagger into that usurper Ingvar’s heart.
Jack plunges into training and finds a new family of sorts, whose morally gray members rid the city of vile criminals. But as the desert Lord Anwar readies for battle, allegiances shatter, blood runs in the streets, and the shadow of death looms near. During a last effort to complete his seemingly impossible mission, Jack chances upon a slave girl with a Northern accent and eyes so familiar that he makes a hasty vow.
He always thought he’d defeat his nightmares by becoming one. Could that nightmare fade into a new dream? And could that strange slave girl be at the heart of it all?
Category: Fantasy – Coming of Age