a science fiction novel
by L. S. King
the first book of the Sword's Edge Chronicles
"...The characters are soundly crafted... The society is complex and intriguing; the action scenes are detailed and well described. I look forward to reading the rest of this fine series."
Can a lass overcome her self-doubt to uncover the traitors who threaten her clan? Is she the key to unlocking their alien mentors' mysterious past?
Tam's youth and self-doubt conspire against her. Taken from her mountain home, she is recruited as a spy. Her strength, love of kin, and her very identity are tested by a siege, traitorous lords, and a murderous plot against her family. Tragedy strikes, and with the help of a mysterious alien relic, she must undertake a dangerous mission. Can this young lass succeed or will the assassins at her heels cost her all?
A powerful tale seemingly set in a world of medieval fantasy, but with roots in science fiction.
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"King creates wonderful characters, unfolding them naturally... [She] weaves science fiction with the setting and atmosphere of the medieval period in a way that is believable and thrilling. From swords and candles to artificial light and automatic doors, she makes it all fit together.
Sword's Edge is another triumph for L.S. King. I'm already asking for the sequel." - TLC Librarian
"The story is well-paced, masterfully crafted, and delivers on every level. I want more. I need more. I shall pant and obsess wildly and fill the author's social networking pages with demands for MORE, MORE, MORE! Dang it, L.S. King!" - Reader Review by Scothia - Amazon
"I identified with the main character and felt part of the adventure. I fell in love with so many of the characters and felt as if they were my own family. The only problem with the book was that it ended too quickly!" - Reader Review by Woodland Wildflower - Amazon
"I was immersed in an adventure and couldn't wait to see how the main characters dealt with all that was going on around them. It kept me going right until the end." - Reader Review by V. Krueger - Amazon
"I can't remember when was the last time I read a book I didn't want to put down. It is a great read! Wonderful plot and enchanting characters, some of them I must say I fell in love with. Can't wait for the next one!" - Reader Review by soperales - Smashwords
"Beautifully written, and I look forward to seeing how the characters progress. L. S. King has a great imagination and once you pick up this book, it is extremely hard to put down until you finish." - Reader Review by Dee - Amazon
"Sword's Edge was very well written, it had a good plot, a nice story line, a lot of details, and characters you grew to really care about..In fact I had to stay up one night (all night) reading because i just could not put it down. i can't wait to see what happens next." - Reader Review by Rhonda Jean - Amazon
"This is a good, well paced story with intrigue and great plot development. I found myself binge reading the book! I definitely look forward to learning what is next for the main characters." - Reader Review by Edward Coverdale - Amazon
"Excellent! Thoroughly enjoyed reading this well-written book. I highly recommend it! Waiting impatiently for the next book!" - Reader Review by Susanszy - Amazon
A big thank you to Christy Shaffer who designed the cover!