The Radiant Child

      Duncan Lay

The Radiant Child

A terrific action adventure ... a fallen war hero and a little girl searching for peace and family, find far more than they needed ... or wanted ... Norstalos stands on the brink of destruction. But the three invading armies are probably the least of Queen Merren's problems. Her people despise their would-be saviours, the army of goblins she has won to her side, while the dragons want Martil and the fabled Dragon Sword for themselves. Now Merren must make the most painful choice of her life ... marry Count Sendric for the good of the Royal House or the man who loves her, the troubled Champion, Martil. praise for Duncan Lay:'Hugely enjoyable' Daily telegraph 'For fans of David Gemmell' Bookseller+Publisher
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    The Wounded Guardian

      Duncan Lay

The Wounded Guardian

Martil is a haunted man -- a war hero, now derided as the ′Butcher of Bellic′. Leaving his beloved homeland he is set upon by bandits and tricked into taking a small child, Karia, to her uncle. But they only find one ex-bandit in the town, along with the Dragon Sword, a magical relic belonging to the rulers of Norstalos. Norstalos′s first-ever queen is trying to keep her crown. Her cousin, Duke Gello, wants it and is prepared to do anything to get it. Martil can find no way out of caring for a child, fighting for a queen and discovering that even a magical sword is no guarantee of victory ...

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    Bridge of Swords

      Duncan Lay

Bridge of Swords

Sendatsu is a hunted man. His people, even his own father, want him dead. Cast out of his home, he finds himself in a strange new land, desperate to find a way to return to his children. Alone in the land of Vales, Sendatsu is forced to rely on his talents as a fighter to survive. His skills are welcomed by two fugitives - Huw and Rhiannon - who are desperate to alert the peaceful people of the Vales of an impending invasion. When no one will believe them, Sendatsu becomes the wildcard in a fight for freedom. Three centuries of lies and deceit are about to burst into bloody life around Sendatsu - when the last thing he wants is to be a hero.

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    Valley of Shields

      Duncan Lay

Valley of Shields

Cast out from his homeland, Sendatsu has used his sword-fighting talents to survive in the foreign land of the Vales. With the assistance of Rhiannon - the first human to use magic in hundreds of years - Sendatsu has helped Huw and the Velsh defeat an invading army. Better still, Sendatsu now has the key to reclaim his children. It will mean a return to Dokuzen - a city where deceit runs deep and Sendatsu expects an unwelcome reception. How will Sendatsu and his unlikely allies, Huw and Rhiannon, know who to trust when they can barely trust each other? And when Dokuzen comes under fierce attack, Sendatsu′s fight to survive will need to be more desperate than ever. Especially when this attack reveals who the real enemy is... Praise for Duncan Lay ′gripping from start to finish′ AUREALIS XPRESS ′Excellent epic fantasy′ DAILY TELEGRAPH ′Fast-paced and dramatic′ BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER

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    The Bloody Quarrel (The Complete Edition)

      Duncan Lay

The Bloody Quarrel (The Complete Edition)

The prince is dead.
Fooled by the treacherous King Aidan, Fallon has shot down the one man he trusted to save his beloved nation of Gaelland. And yet, when the King could grind Fallon underfoot, he draws the simple farmer and fighter closer, making a hero of him.
Embroiled in plots beyond his comprehension and weighted with the guilt of the prince's murder, Fallon must tread carefully if he is to accomplish the task that first brought him to the cursed capital: rescue his wife, Bridgit, and the rest of his village from Kottermani slavery. If he and his hopelessly ensnared men can survive, they may yet find redemption.
Meanwhile, across the ocean, Bridgit is rallying those around her to spring an escape. But who can be trusted? The ever-present danger of traitors and liars among the slaves, and even among her fellow Gaelish, is poison to her plans.
With an ocean between them and fouler nightmares looming, Fallon and Bridgit will be driven to their very limits to escape their prisons, find each other, and bring justice to Gaelland.
This epic fantasy is perfect for fans of Robin Hobb and Joe Abercrombie.

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    The Risen Queen

      Duncan Lay

The Risen Queen

Wonderful action adventure ... the second book in a terrific new series ... Martil and his Rallorans are trying to gain control of the north for Queen Merren but winning the hearts of the people is proving impossible when the bards have painted them as murderous barbarians. King Gello the usurper is planning to lead a massive army to crush the budding rebellion but, even if a way can be found to defeat him, the Fearpriests stand ready to come to his aid ... Karia is trying to persuade Martil that she has all the answers, while Merren is considering desperate solutions to the problems facing her and Norstalos. Perhaps the vilified and despised primitive race of men to the north, that the Norstalines call 'goblins', might be the answer. But on Dragonara Isle, the dragons have their own plans for Martil and particularly for the Dragon Sword ...
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    Wall of Spears

      Duncan Lay

Wall of Spears

It is time to decide who will rule the lands and control the magic. Will it be Forland, with its lust for bloody conquest? Will it be Dokuzen, with its dreams of a slave empire, or will it be Vales, armed only with Rhiannon and her magic - and the truth about why the rulers of Dokuzen claim to be elves?

Into this mix comes Sendatsu. Rejected by his true love, hated by his father, hunted by his former best friend, he now burns with the desire to build a better world for his children.

Betrayal follows lies which follows more betrayal as the true power behind the vicious struggle is revealed. The fate of all the lands rests on a sword's edge ...

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