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Janny Wurts Chat Area: Arc 4: Sword of the Canon: Initiate's Trial: Suggested Revised Blurb for Initiate's Trial: Archive through November 21, 2010
   By Janny Wurts on Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 11:16 am: Edit Post

OK, here is my original text for the 'author preferred' blurb for Initiate's Trial - which will likely be edited a bit by the publisher's officer before (they agreed) the (DO NOT READ!!!) product description that was erroneously posted. The change had not gone up as of yesterday, so, if you want the preview, here it is.

I will post when the official version goes up at the various book sites.

Here's my take/PLEASE - you may send the LINK to anyone you like, but I'd ask you don't lift this text from my website.

Thanks! ----------------------------


Betrayed and double-crossed, Arithon s'Ffalenn is held captive by the Order of the Koriathain. The desperate Fellowship Sorcerers have gambled the weal of Athera and forced through the perilous bargain that spared him as the last Prince of Rathain, and their sole hope of unity. To suspend the Prime Matriarch's decree of execution, Arithon lives only to battle Marak's horde of free wraiths, unleashed one by one from the shielding grip of the star wards.

But on the day the last wraith is redeemed, the inflexible terms sealed by Dakar's oath of debt will come to be forfeit...

Against a world backdrop, in which the Religion of Light has undergone schism, the zealot True Sect's canon grips Tysan, its high priesthood stands consumed by thwarted ambition: to conquer Havish, last crown bastion and backbone of order that secures the terms of Paravian survival. Now Lord Mayor of Etarra, Lysaer s'Ilessid must fight the pull of the Mistwraith's curse, and battle for sanity to uphold his just ethic. Another young defender will stand at his side, newly sworn by the Sorcerer's auspices.

As Arithon's life once again becomes the fulcrum that shifts the game board, Elaira's choice might save or break the unstable future; while at large and answerable to no mortal law, Davien and the dragon that holds his service throw in the wild card no one predicts...

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   By Sleo on Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 11:48 am: Edit Post

WHOA!!!!! I LOVE it! Get busy, woman! I absolutely cannot wait to read this! Can I post it at Goodreads? I think the book listing is there.


   By Maggie on Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 04:19 pm: Edit Post

Fantastic! Raises a few new points... Arithon's fighting the free wraiths that haven't gotten planetside yet, not the ones already there. Hmmm... That changes a few ideas in my head.

Janny, could you tell us what chapters each of your sneak peaks are in (or just the order they appear in,) by chance? To give me a feel for when they are taking place in the story?


   By Janny Wurts on Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 05:32 pm: Edit Post

Maggie, don't see why not:

Chronological order (numbers referenced to sneak peek numbers in this topic):
5, 1, 2, 3, 4


   By Salticidae on Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 12:19 am: Edit Post

Wow, Janny. What a way to make me want the new book. I think I'm pre-ordering.

Love the work. Thanks for setting the record straight.