Juliet Marillier is such a talented writer with some seriously good fantasy novels on her resume! I read the first installment of her latest series The Warrior Bards last year and thought it was a great start to a new series.
I was so bummed that my September calendar filled up so fast, but I am going to read this second installment a little later this year but for now, I wanted to bring you guys all the details since it’s coming out today!
Not only have I really enjoyed this series so far, but I also loved the cover of this one so much. It’s beautiful and I can’t wait to read it here in the next couple of months. If you like fantasy then this is definitely a book that you want on your radar for the fall!
A young woman who is both a bard–and a warrior–seeks to repay her debts and settle scores in this thrilling historical fantasy series.
The young warrior and bard Liobhan has lost her brother to the Otherworld. Even more determined to gain a place as an elite fighter, she returns to Swan Island to continue her training. But Liobhan is devastated when her comrade Dau is injured and loses his sight in their final display bout. Blamed by Dau’s family for the accident, she agrees to go to Dau’s home as a bond servant for the span of one year.
There, she soon learns that Oakhill is a place of dark secrets. The vicious Crow Folk still threaten both worlds. And Dau, battling the demon of despair, is not an easy man to help.
When Liobhan and Dau start to expose the rot at the center of Oakhill, they place themselves in deadly danger. For their enemy wields great power and will stop at nothing to get his way. It will take all the skills of a Swan Island warrior and a touch of the uncanny to give them a hope of survival. (summary from Goodreads)