The Tail of the Order of the Blue Maiden
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TWENTY YEARS in the making… You’ve never heard a “tail” like this!
As the talented and determined priestess, Mieu Notra, continues her quest to free the demigod Cacco from the cruelty of Lord Deseo DeLasombra, she finds that the lines between friend and foe become blurred. Betrayed by her Grandmother, the Countess of Cortuna, who schemes to give Mieu’s hand in marriage to her worst enemy, she turns to unlikely allies for help: The Seventh Day Bandits, a group of thieves that strike when most decent folk are at church. Mieu soon finds herself on the run in a wild and lawless territory where she discovers a mysterious castle that seems far too good to be true.
Meanwhile, in the sleepy town of San Marga, Mieu’s escape from the countess creates some unexpected consequences when the entire town is sensationalized by her disappearance. Amongst the townsfolk is a lowly stable boy and ‘no-tail’ named Ayan, who, having been abused and insulted all of his life for having been born without a tail, is desperate to prove himself and join the legendary order of knights known as the Wulvekraken. Ayan surprises himself by breaking the rules, and setting off on an unlikely quest to free the blue-haired maiden, Mieu, from the highwaymen he mistakenly believes to be her captors. With his cousin Jon Cabal, a refugee from a war-stricken land, and a peculiar scholar named Earon Deacon en tow, Ayan finds himself on a thrilling adventure beyond his wildest dreams where he obtains Shadowgleam, the legendary sword of Vellorea’s first king.
Mieu and Ayan’s fates intertwine as they weave in and out of a perilous conflict between a settlement of refugees, and an army of invaders that seek to enslave them. They do all of this under the watchful eye Griol, the vengeful god of war, who manipulates mortals from netherworld, and waits patiently to claim the souls of fallen warriors.
This book has been published without digital rights management at the Author’s request.
A Crazy Adventure
I read this book pretty quickly, even though there are a lot of pages, it didn’t feel long. It's has surprising twists as well as role reversals that turn the “knight trying to rescue princess” convention on its ear, which is nice to see for a change. My mind was blown more than once by events in the story…. I can’t even explain it, you just have to read it. It’s like Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings meets a scary version of the bible.