The Staff and the Blade: Irin Chronicles Book Four
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Lovers. Warriors. Enemies. Legends.
"She hates me as she loves me. Wholly and completely. Sari never does anything by halves."
Damien and Sari. Their union became pivotal in Irin history. But to understand their ending, you must go back to the beginning. A young singer and a hardened warrior meet and mate, but their life is torn apart by violence, betrayal, and grief.
Yet no matter how much pain and anger stain their lives, bonds in the Irin race cannot be abandoned. Damien and Sari will never truly leave each other, because those who are destined cannot be ignored.
The Staff and the Blade is a novel in four parts. It is the fourth book in the Irin Chronicles.
Mine is the fire. Mine is the blood.
Mine is the need and the desire.
Daughter of heaven,
Beloved of my heart.
PART ONE: DREAMS
Damien of Bohemia was a legend content to live in obscurity. Weary from a century of human and Irin bloodshed, he took shelter among those who would not question his silence or the martial spells he wore over his body. Spells far too numerous for a scribe of his age.
Until an earth singer of raw power and no delicacy came to the village where he hid. Sari of Vestfold wasn't intrigued by the mysterious warrior or his moody silences. And she wasn't interested in listening for the whisper of his soul. Even when those whispers promised a connection that could tie them for eternity.
Another wonderful achievement from Elizabeth Hunter
This book! I'm going to completely gush over this work of art. (I hate spoilers in reviews, so I will do nothing but tell you how awesome this book is, and how awesome EH's writing is, so fair warning!) EH wrote a beautiful, heart wrenching, tragic and triumphant love story, and managed to completely pull it off brilliantly, while spanning it's 3 predecessors. Seriously, how many authors out there can actually pull that off without getting you lost or mixed up in the story? Not many. She is a talented writer and storyteller. All of her books pull you in completely and what you're left with is wishing that you could be one of her characters in one of her stories. Damien and Sari's story had to be told, and she did it with such detail that you feel everything the characters are going through. The first 3 books, The Singer, The Scribe, and The Secret tell you about the modern history of the Irin World, leaving you wondering about the past. The Staff and the Blade does more than fill in the gaps with an Irin history lesson, but also takes us to the present and the new way of things, and leaves us satisfied and hopeful for the future of the Irin world. Do yourself a favor and read the Irin Chronicles, not only will you have a great adventure, but you'll also learn something at the end, too. Thanks Elizabeth for another wonderful read. Keep up the great work!
The Irin world is amazing! I'm glad to get another Irin story. We fell in love with Sari and Damien during Malachi and Ava's story. I loved reading their story and had many emotions especially around the Rending and the aftermath. A story full of passion, love, determination, and heart. I can't wait to see what else the Irin world has for us. Another emotion packed hit!
The Staff Blade
Your gift of writing is beautiful. You take the reader into the story as if they were present as the story is taking place. You have a beautiful gift . Joan