.:: Book Blitz ::. Blades of Magic + Sorteo

¡Buenos días! ♥

Hoy os traigo otro Book Blitz :) ¿Os gusta esta sección? A mí me parece interesante, es una forma de conocer libros nuevos (libros que en la blogsfera literaria de habla hispana no se conocen), y en cada uno hay un sorteo por parte del autor =) En esta ocasión se sorteará un ejemplar digital del libro. Espero que os animéis a participar, no tenéis que hacer nada, solo darle a enter y, si queréis, tuitear el sorteo ^^

Y ahora vamos con la info del libro ;)

Título: Blades of Magic
Autora: Terah Edun
Saga: Crown Service #1
Fecha de publicación: 31 de marzo del 2014 (¡hoy!)
Géneros: Fantasía, Juvenil

Sinopsis

It is not a peaceful time in the Algardis Empire. War is raging between the mages and seventeen-year-old Sara Fairchild will be right in the middle of it.

She just doesn’t know it yet.

Sara is the daughter of a disgraced imperial commander, executed for desertion. Sara is also the best duelist and hand-to-hand combatant in Sandrin. She lives quietly with her family’s shame but when challenged about her family’s honor, her opponent inevitably loses.

On the night she finds out her father’s true last actions, she takes the Mercenary Guilds’ vows to serve in the emperor’s army. Using her quick wits and fierce fighting skills, she earns a spot in the first division.

There she discovers secrets the mages on both sides would prefer stay hidden. Dark enemies hunt her and soon it’s not just Sara questioning the motivation behind this war.

While fighting mages, blackmailing merchants and discovering new friends, Sara comes across something she’s never had before – passion. The question is – can she fight for her emperor against a mage who has unwittingly claimed her heart?

This is year one of the Initiate Wars. Sara is hoping it doesn’t become the year she dies.

El Imperio Algardis no está atravesando una época pacífica. La guerra se está gestando entre los magos y Sara Fairchild, una chica de 17 años, se verá en medio de todo.

Pero todavía no lo sabe.

Sara el la hija del deshonrado comandante imperial, ejecutado por deserción. Sara es también la mejor duelista y combatiente mano a mano de Sandrin. Carga con la vergüenza de su familia en silencio, pero si cuestionan el honor de su familia... su oponente perderá sin duda alguna.

La noche en la que descubrirá las verdaderas acciones de su padre, ngresará en el Gremio de los Mercenarios para servir en la armada del emperador. Valiéndose de su ingenio y de su feroz habilidad de lucha, se hará con un puesto en la primera división.

Allí descubrirá secretos que los magos de ambos bandos quieren mantener ocultos. Terribles enemigos la acechan y pronto Sara no será la única que se cuestione la verdad tras la guerra.

Mientras lucha contra los magos, chantajea a comerciantes y descubre nuevos amigos, Sara se encuentra con algo que no había sentido antes... pasión. La pregunta es: ¿puede luchar por su emperador contra un mago que ha conseguido, sin saberlo, su corazón?

Este es el primer año de las Guerras Iniciadas, y Sara espera que no acabe siendo el año en que muera.


Información de la autora


Terah Edun's next YA Fantasy novel, BLADES OF MAGIC - Crown Service Book #1 (set in the Algardis Universe), will release on March 31, 2014. Book Five of Courtlight, SWORN TO DEFIANCE, will release in April 2014.

Her favorite writers include Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore, Robin Hobb and Maria Snyder.

Check out Terah's author website (teedun.com) for more information about her books, find her online @TEdunWrites and subscribe to her newsletter (bit.ly/SubscribetoTerahsNewsletter) to be notified of upcoming releases.

El próximo libro fantástico juvenil de Terah Edun, Blades of Magic (primer libro de la saga Crown Service, que se desarrolla en el Universo Algardis), saldrá a la venta el 31 de marzo del 2014. El quinto libroo de su saga Courtlight, Sworn to Defiance, saldrá a la venta en abril del 2014.

Entre sus autores favoritos destacan Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore, Robin Hobb y Maria Snyder.

Visita la página de Terah (teedun.com) para obtener más informaciónd e sus libros; puedes encontrarla también en twitter @TEdunWrites o suscribirte a su newsletter (bit.ly/SubscribetoTerahsNewsletter)

Extracto

Chapter One
Sara Fairchild stared at the three men and two women who surrounded her with hard eyes. They had cornered her in an alley. But only because she wanted them to. She was having a bad day, might as well end it right. Feet planted firmly in the dry dirt, she called out to the group arrayed in a semi-circle around her, “Nice day for a fight, isn’t it?”
The woman to her right wore a raggedy scarf around her hair and her ears were covered in at least five earrings per a lobe. She glared and said, “You think you’re funny, girl?”
Sara watched as the woman spit into the dirt before her in disgust.
“Your da was a disgrace,” the woman continued. “You’re just like him. A coward.”
“And a cheat!” said the man directly in front of her. He nervously fingered a blade in his hands. It was a poorly crafted one. That Sara could tell from five feet away. She stood in front of him with her back-up against the wall. She wasn’t carrying her broadsword but she did have one fine long knife at her waist, a dagger on her thigh, and a baton she’d lifted from a city patrolman in her right hand.
“Is that so?” Sara said directing her voice at the man in front of her, “And what, pray tell, did I cheat you of Simon Codfield?”
Her tone was level. Even surprised. He shifted warily. He was nervous even with four of his friends to back him up. When the people standing with him began to look at him oddly, he stiffened his back. Simon licked his lips and said, “Cards. I know you had an extra ace in your belt. Admit it now and we’ll only beat you two ways until Sunday.”
She titled her head, “And if I admit it later?” Even he couldn’t miss the derision in her voice.
“We’re trying to go easy on you,” said Simon Codfield – his voice dipping into desperation. He might be a liar as well as a thief, but he was no fool. Sara knew the only reason he and his crew had followed her into this alley was because if he didn’t accuse her, he would have to take the fall for loosing over forty shillings in a card game that started off over a bet of five. She knew and he knew that he didn’t have forty shillings to give. That was one month’s pay for a dockworker, never mind a ne’er-do-well like Simon who hadn’t worked an honest job a day in his life.
“Tell you what. Why don’t you drop those trousers of yours? Then we’ll call it even,” said the thief lord in charge of the west district of Sandrin. She turned to face the man who had spoken. He rubbed a hand over his two-day old beard with a grin.
Sara brought up the long knife in her left hand, “Why don’t you drop yours, Severin, so that I can cut off your balls for you?”
Anger flashed in the thief lord’s eyes. Anger and passion. Sara smiled. She wasn’t joking. If she got close enough to him, she’d make him a eunuch without batting an eye. Simon Codfield gulped and took a step back. He knew she wasn’t playing around.

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¿Qué os parece? ¿Habíais oído hablar del libro?

Tiene muy buena pinta, yo personalmente no he leído nada de la autora, pero este promete ser un libro de acción con una protagonista fuerte y que se puede valer por sí misma, todo esto sin olvidarnos del romance ;)

Espero que os animéis a participar, que no cuesta nada :P

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