The Bard'S Blade
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The Bard'S Blade

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The Bard's Blade is the start of the new Sorcerer's Song fantasy adventure series from Brian D. Anderson, bestselling author of The Godling Chronicles and Dragonvein.

Mariyah enjoys a simple life in Vylari, a land magically sealed off from the outside world, where fear and hatred are all but unknown. There she's a renowned wine maker and her betrothed, Lem, is a musician of rare talent. Their destiny has never been in question. Whatever life brings, they will face it together.

Then a stranger crosses the wards into Vylari for the first time in centuries, bringing a dark prophecy that forces Lem and Mariyah down separate paths. How far will they have to go to stop a rising darkness and save their home? And how much of themselves will they have to give up along the way?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 138 x 209 x 32mm | 371g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250214645
  • 9781250214645
  • 779,740

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"Magic, music, assassinations, and betrayal . . . a successful mix of some of the finest elements of James Islington's The Shadow of What Was Lost, Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind, and Anderson's own Behind the Vale . . . everything fans of epic fantasy will be looking for on their next big adventure. Highly recommended."--Grimdark Magazine

"One of the best books I've read this year . . . a true page-turner that delivers on all fronts."--BookNest

"Damn entertaining and engrossing . . . The alluring song that Anderson orchestrated with his words enchanted me, and I absolutely loved every second of reading The Bard's Blade."--Novel Notions

"Filled with twists and turns, likable characters, and rich worldbuilding. Natural pacing provides an equal mix of colorful descriptions, character development, and exciting action scenes."--Library Journal

"Ambitious, enjoyable . . . surprising twists [and] plenty to be explored in further installments."--Publishers Weekly

"Fantasy tale with magic, music, and a looming evil starts a new series that fans of Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind will enjoy."--Booklist

"Magical and mesmerizing. . . . The Bard's Blade delivers modern fantasy at its finest. While it has definite vibes of classical, chosen-one fantasy, Brian D. Anderson has suffused the tale with his own fresh take on this well-loved staple, successfully composing an enthralling first entry in The Sorcerer's Song series. The second book is named A Chorus of Fire, and it has emphatically claimed its place as one of my most anticipated reads of 2020."--Fantasy Book Review
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About Brian D. Anderson

BRIAN D. ANDERSON is the author of bestselling self-published series The Godling Chronicles and Dragonvein. He lives in Fairhope, Alabama with his wife and son.
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24 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 46% (11)
4 25% (6)
3 21% (5)
2 4% (1)
1 4% (1)
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