The Black Guard Paperback
by A. J. Smith
Part of the The Long War series
The city of Ro Canarn burns. With their father's blood fresh upon the headsman's sword, Lord Bromvy and Lady Bronwyn, the last scions of the house of Canarn, face fugitive exile or death.
In the court of Ro Tiris, men fear to speak their minds.
The Army of the Red marches upon the North. Strange accidents befall those who dare question the King's new advisors.
Those foolish enough to speak their names call them the Seven Sisters: witches of the fire god; each as beautiful and as dangerous as a flame. And, called from the long ages of deep time by war and sacrifice, the children of a dead god are waking with a pitiless cry.
All that was dead will rise. All that now lives will fall...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 616 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Head of Zeus
- Publication Date: 13/02/2014
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781781855645
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Review by wyvernfriend
Evil witches, heroes who are trying to ensure their world survives and that they do too. It's not bad but it didn't really engage me as well as I might. it's too close to horror for my liking. I prefer a bit less bleak in my fantasy.