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Naia dreams of becoming a Jaihar Blademaster, but after assaulting a teacher, her future seems ruined. The timely intervention of a powerful stranger suddenly elevates her into elite training of the upper grounds.

She has no idea that the stranger is Dal Gassan, head of the Daljeer Circle. Seventeen years ago he witnessed the massacre of Challimar's court and rescued its sole survivor, a baby girl. And Gassan plans to thrust a blade into the machinations of imperial succession: Naia.

Disguised as the legendary Princess Xarimet of Challimar, Naia must challenge the imperial family and win. Losing means certain death, but in victory she would forsake everything she holds dear - even the man she loves.

The cinematic martial arts combined with political games and forbidden romance makes this book a perfect crossover novel for all readers.

File Under: Fantasy [ Warrior Foretold | Royal
Massacre | Wrongful Heir | Forbidden Kingdom ]
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 33.02mm | 385.55g
  • Angry Robot
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0857668153
  • 9780857668158
  • 2,990,710

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"Anna Kashina has a gift of blending political intrigue, fancy sword fights, assassins, and romance into enthralling fantasy epics. Fans of strong female characters, intricately built fantasy worlds, fast action, and exciting love stories would really enjoy her work!" "Anna Kashina's novels always provide fast action, treachery, and a rich world in which to immerse." "Elite assassins! Ancient Magic! Everlasting love! Shadowblade is an enthralling fantasy romance that will have you turning pages long into the night." "A spine-tingling romance" "Shadowblade seamlessly blends together adventure, romance, swordplay, and intrigue with a unique world." "Shadowblade is a book which has a little bit of everything." "Kashina delivers a terrific heroine's journey. Recommended for those who love political skullduggery filled with plots and hidden counterplots." "Shadowblade is a great novel for readers wanting to dip their toes in fantasy."
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About Anna Kashina

ANNA KASHINA is inspired by her diversebackgrounds as a Russian-born scientist, a competitive ballroom dancer, and afan of martial arts, history, and folklore. She is the author of theaward-winning Majat Code series featuring adventure fantasy, medievalpolitics, assassins, and romance. She lives in the US Northeast, where shecombines her career in biomedical research and her passion for writing.
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150 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 21% (31)
4 39% (59)
3 30% (45)
2 7% (11)
1 3% (4)
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