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Obsidian

(2022)
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Shade Nox is the only witch in a land of wizards – a fiend, a rogue, a wanted criminal.

Defying those who think her an abomination, Shade wears her tattoos openly and carries obsidian blades at her hips. For years, she has protected the outcast clans who wander the blighted Wastes, but the land is growing more unstable and her blades are no longer enough.

To save her people, Shade vows to raise a Veil of protection – a feat not accomplished in over a hundred years. But the magical Veils are said to belong to the Brotherhood church; if she succeeds in raising one, it will expose their lies. They swear to see her obliterated first.

Treading a dangerous path where allies can be as deceitful as enemies, and where demons lurk in the shadows, Shade chases a vision which could lead to her people’s salvation… or her own destruction.

File Under: Fantasy [ Tattoos At Dawn | Underestimated Women | Old Jealousies | The End of Whose World ]

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Full of fun and fresh twists on the usual fantasy fare, with compelling heroes, an engaging plot, sizzling tension, and smart dialogue, Obsidian is a joy." - Dan Hanks

"Sarah J Daley's deftly-crafted debut, Obsidian, introduces us to the island nation of Malavita, protected by the magically-erected 'Veils', separating its population from the demonic blight of the barren wastes. Malavita is ruled from afar by an Empire keen to exploit its rich natural resources, and by the corrupt Brotherhood of blood magicians. Into this complex political landscape the Empire sends Captain Raiden Mad, to explore the possibility of erecting a new Veil with the help of a local prince and an outlaw witch. Daley weaves a powerful tale of friendship, power and sacrifice, with a rich cast of characters led by loyalty and ambition. A sure crowd-pleaser." - Gabriela Houston

"An absolute gem! Flawlessly delivered! Enchanted tattoos, greedy wizard factions, corrupt religious zealots, hidden demons, and blood magic, Daley's debut fantasy makes you an offer you can't refuse!" - Patricia A Jackson


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January 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: Obsidian
Author(s): Sarah Daley
ISBN: 0-85766-940-0 / 978-0-85766-940-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot
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January 2022 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Obsidian
Author(s): Sarah Daley
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January 2022 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Obsidian
Author(s): Sarah Daley
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon UK