STAR OF THE MORNING
Returning to the fantastical world of
the Nine Kingdoms, Kurland launches
a stunning, rich and poetic new trilogy. The first leg of this surprising saga introduces the characters and the opening moves in a chess game where magic and intrigue are used in abundance. The quest is on!
Morgan believes not in magic but in skill. An orphan, she was the first girl to be taught by Lord Nicholas. Now a mercenary, Morgan reluctantly complies when Nicholas asks that she take a special dagger to the king. On her journey, she's joined by friends and strangers who are not at all what they appear to be. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Dec., 336 pp., $14.00)