Halls of Law
Seventeen-year-old Kerida Nast has always wanted a career in the military, just like the rest of her family. So when her Talent is discovered, and she knows she'll have to spend the rest of her life as a psychic for the Halls of Law, Ker isn't happy about it. Anyone entering the Halls must give up all personal connection with the outside world, losing their family and friends permanently.
But just as Kerida is beginning to reconcile herself to her new role, the Faraman Polity is invaded by strangers from Halia, who begin a systematic campaign of destruction against the Halls, killing every last Talent they can find.
Kerida manages to escape, falling in with Tel Cursar, a young soldier fleeing the battle, which saw the deaths of the royal family. Having no obvious heir to the throne, no new ruler to rally behind, the military leaders will be divided, unable to act quickly enough to save the empire. And with the Halls being burned to the ground, and the Talents slaughtered, the Rule of Law will be shattered.
- Paperback | 432 pages
- 105 x 171 x 29mm | 204g
- 07 Aug 2018
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- DAW BOOKS
- New York, United States
Halls of Law begins a fresh, engaging new fantasy series set in a world of marvellous texture and magic. Love this one and can't wait for more! --Julie E. Czerneda, author of A Turn of Light
The richness of the world is reason enough to immerse yourself in this book. The typical historically based fantasy empire is given a makeover; this is a culture with abundant opportunities for women to wield power, political and otherwise. --Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog
I was drawn in by the comforting prose and stayed fully invested because of the characters and world. Halls of Law is a fun, optimistic Epic Fantasy that proved a welcome change of pace from some of the more grimdark fantasy I'd been reading. --SFFWorld
Kerida's a great protagonist.... She's practical and makes hard decisions about her own survival.... I really enjoyed this and eagerly await the sequel. --Sci-Fi Fan Letter
If you are looking for a new epic fantasy series to sink your reading teeth into...Halls of Law is definitely a winner.... [A]n epic fantasy for the 21st century, where we have an absolutely marvelous heroine's journey from the outset. --Reading Reality
About V. M. Escalada