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Two warriors. One wields the power of music, one the strength of her sword. Both face a grave threat in this enthralling historical fantasy.

After a violent encounter with masked men and the sinister Crow Folk, Prince Aolu of Dalriada disappears without a trace, and his companion Galen is seriously injured.

Liobhan and the Swan Island warriors seek answers to the prince's abduction. For Liobhan this mission is personal, as Galen is her beloved brother.

While she and her team investigate, Liobhan's younger brother Brocc is in serious trouble. Brocc's secret attempt to communicate with the Crow Folk triggers a shocking incident, and sends him on a path which endangers the one he loves above all else.

What brought the Crow Folk to Erin? And who plots to use them in an unscrupulous bid for power? As Liobhan and Brocc seek the truth, it becomes clear the two missions are connected - and an extraordinary mystery unfolds.

Praise for the Warrior Bard Series:
'Marillier's enchanting characters, immersive details, and truly stunning prose have all helped crown her an undisputed queen of the fantasy genre.' - BookPage

'I love [Juliet's] signature mix of history, folklore and romance, all written in beautiful lyrical language' - Kate Forsyth

'Her world building is subtle, effortless and the tension well paced throughout the book . . . if you are new to the fantasy genre, a Juliet Marillier fantasy novel is a great place to start.' - Good Weekend

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760784232
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 27/07/2021
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Fantasy
    Fiction & related items / Fantasy romance
    Fiction & related items / Adventure
    Fiction & related items / Thriller / suspense
    Fiction & related items / Historical romance
    Fiction & related items / Sagas
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 384
  • Price: $32.99

Two warriors. One wields the power of music, one the strength of her sword. Both face a grave threat in this enthralling historical fantasy.

After a violent encounter with masked men and the sinister Crow Folk, Prince Aolu of Dalriada disappears without a trace, and his companion Galen is seriously injured.

Liobhan and the Swan Island warriors seek answers to the prince's abduction. For Liobhan this mission is personal, as Galen is her beloved brother.

While she and her team investigate, Liobhan's younger brother Brocc is in serious trouble. Brocc's secret attempt to communicate with the Crow Folk triggers a shocking incident, and sends him on a path which endangers the one he loves above all else.

What brought the Crow Folk to Erin? And who plots to use them in an unscrupulous bid for power? As Liobhan and Brocc seek the truth, it becomes clear the two missions are connected - and an extraordinary mystery unfolds.

Praise for the Warrior Bard Series:
'Marillier's enchanting characters, immersive details, and truly stunning prose have all helped crown her an undisputed queen of the fantasy genre.' - BookPage

'I love [Juliet's] signature mix of history, folklore and romance, all written in beautiful lyrical language' - Kate Forsyth

'Her world building is subtle, effortless and the tension well paced throughout the book . . . if you are new to the fantasy genre, a Juliet Marillier fantasy novel is a great place to start.' - Good Weekend

Author Information

Juliet Marillier was born and raised in Aotearoa New Zealand. She now lives in a historic cottage in Western Australia, where she writes full time. Juliet's historical fantasy novels and short stories are published internationally and have won numerous awards. She is the author of the Blackthorn & Grim novels and the Sevenwaters series. She loves mythology, folklore and strong, complex characters. Juliet is a member of the druid order OBOD (the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.)