Widowed by a violent conquest, imprisoned as a spoil of war, spirited Lady Elienne encounters a formidable visitation inside her locked cell. A powerful, unknown sorcerer promises her a reprieve in trade for a precarious fate: safe transfer from her ruined duchy to another world, there to become chosen bride for the Prince of Pendaire. But the perilous bargain depends on her late husband's unborn child, with the defenseless infant birthed as threatened centerpiece in a deadly struggle to upset the succession.
Alone with bare wits, Elienne faces entanglement in vicious intrigue, herself the target for ambitious usurpers already plotting Prince Darion's downfall through dark magic.
His past a mystery even to Haldeth, fellow galley slave and the one man he'd allow to name him friend, Korendir had sworn that the future would give him the wealth to build an unbreachable citadel against dangers both mortal and sorcerous. And, again and again, Korendir dared the impossible, facing the perils of a wizard-cursed kingdom, the dangers of an elemental's wrath, fatally poisonous attacks by a race of wereleopards, and finally winning the fortress he sought -- Whitestorm.
But the siren call of danger would not let him rest in the stronghold he'd so carefully built. And only time would tell whether death would defeat him before he found a prize far beyond riches -- the only treasure that could truly bring him peace...
Three children, each of them flawed - Taen and her brother Emien, and a weakling scribe, Jaric, run afoul of a crisis created by a feud between sorcerers when Mankind's ancient enemies rise, and the demon races again try to meddle. They will find strength to overcome their adversities, or they will fail and fall to their destruction.
The e-books for all six short stories in the Wars of Light and Shadows universe are available exclusively in the Maitz & Wurts Studio Shop. Explore the fraught record of mankind's inhabitancy on Athera and the long-forgotten souls who stood valiantly to change the course of history in their own unique ways. - JW
Janny participated in an "Ask Me Anything" interview in support of Worldbuilders at /r/fantasy on Reddit.
Janny participated in a NaNoWriMo-themed "Ask Me Anything" interview at /r/fantasy on Reddit.
Janny participated in an "Ask Me Anything" interview at /r/fantasy on Reddit.
Destiny's Conflict by Janny Wurts is now available through Harper Voyager!
The long-awaited second book of the fourth story arc - Sword of the Canon - in the epic fantasy series, the Wars of Light and Shadow.
Sweeping defeat of the True Sect warhost resets the stage of an epic conflict:
Divine avatar, Lysaer's unstable integrity lies under threat of total downfall, and as his determined protector, Daliana will face the most frightening decision of her young life.
Master of Shadow, marked for death and still hunted, Arithon's critical quest to recover his obscured past entangles him in a web of deep intrigue and ancient perils beyond his imagining.
Condemned initiate of the Koriathain, Elaira's urgent pursuit of the Biedar Tribes' secret embroils her in the terrible directive of the Fellowship Sorcerers, while Dakar the Mad Prophet confronts the hard reckoning for his misspent past, and Tarens is steered by a destiny far from his crofter's origins.
The penultimate volume of the Wars of Light and Shadows touches the grand depths of Athera's endowment, and delivers the thrilling finale of arc IV, the Sword of the Canon.
War, blood, magic, mystery - and the most hidden powers of all will stand or fall on their hour of unveiling.
Janny was interviewed by Kghia Gherardi and Simeon Beresfor for the Off the Shelf podcast in March 2017.
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