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Sword of Fire

(2019)
The Justice War Book 1
(A book in the Deverry series)
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Return to the beloved, Celtic-inspired world of Devvery in this new epic fantasy trilogy that blends magic, politics, and adventure as two women fight to reform their society.

The bards are the people’s voice—and their sword.

All over the kingdom of Deverry, the common people are demanding reform of the corrupt law courts. In Aberwyn, the situation catches fire when Gwerbret Ladoic, second in authority only to the High King, allows a bard to starve to death rather than hear their grievances.

Guildwoman Alyssa—a student at the local scholar’ collegium—and Lady Dovina, the gwerbret’s own daughter, know that evidence exists to overthrow the so-called traditional legal system, if they can only get it into the right hands. The powerful lords will kill anyone who threatens their privileges.

To retrieve the proof, Alyssa must make a dangerous journey that will either change her life forever—or end it.


Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Kerr's Deverry novels are my favorite of the post-Tolkien modern fantasy novels. The landscape is utterly real, and the story is gritty, emotional, complex, and original in execution and setting. This is one tale that truly needs to be told in multiple volumes." - Kate Elliott


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