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Cold-Forged Flame

Book 1, Varekai

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The sound of the horn pierces the apeiron, shattering the stillness of that realm. Its clarion call creates ripples, substance, something more. It is a summons, a command. There is will. There is need.
And so, in reply, there is a woman.

At the beginning—no—at the end—she appears, full of fury and bound by chains of prophecy.

Setting off on an unexplained quest from which she is compelled to complete, and facing unnatural challenges in a land that doesn’t seem to exist, she will discover the secrets of herself, or die trying. But along the way, the obstacles will grow to a seemingly insurmountable point, and the final choice will be the biggest sacrifice yet.

This is the story of a woman’s struggle against her very existence, an epic tale of the adventure and emotional upheaval on the way to face an ancient enigmatic foe. This could only have been spun from the imagination of Marie Brennan, award-winning author and beloved fantasist, beginning a new series about the consequences of war—and of fate.

Cold-Forged Flame is the first in a new series by Marie Brennan.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 25, 2016 – Brennan (In the Labyrinth of Drakes) explores the power of memory, self-realization, and destiny in this mix of survival story and self-discovery tale. A woman with no memory of who she is or where she came from appears in a strange land, summoned by a tribal priest called a Cruais, to fulfill a grueling task: traverse an ever-changing and seemingly sentient island landscape to bring back a small vial of blood from the Lhian's cauldron. She has no idea who the Lhian is or why the Cruais and his tribe needs the blood, but she is bound to complete the task. However, if she succeeds, they promise to free her so that she can never be summoned again. When she meets a man, Aadet, who also seeks the Lhian, they form an uneasy alliance. The journey is treacherous, but luckily the heroine is fierce of mind, strong of will, and quite the warrior. Brennan delights readers with this exciting, fast-paced start to a fantasy novella series.

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Cold-Forged Flame
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Epic
  • Published: Sep 13, 2016
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 88 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Varekai
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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