Laws and Prophecies – book three of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles Available Now!

Yes, finally, after many delays, it has happened! Laws and Prophecies is now available!

Thane Alcandhor is assailed from all sides: treason within his clan, conspiracies from kin, and turmoil due to the return of the aliens known as the Enaisi. When hit by a final onslaught—rebellion by provincial lords threatening to set up their own despotic princedoms, Alcandhor is forced to choose between upholding their laws and fulfilling ancient, haunting prophecies.

Laws and Prophecies cover

Laws and Prophecies…is indeed concerned with the details of laws and prophecies, which fundamentally affect every citizen. I would call it a novel of manners, where social and legal interpretations are essential… [t]here is indeed more to science fiction than pyrotechnics.”
Piers Anthony

 “I liked the novel very much. King covered a lot of territory and brought on a number of situations darkly hinted at in the earlier books.”
P.M. Griffin


This is book three of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles, and I do highly recommend you read these books in order:
Sword’s Edge
Children of the Enaisi

To get you started, I am offering book one, Sword’s Edge, at half-price in ebook format.

It also wouldn’t hurt to read Unlikely Prophet, the prequel which takes place 1000 years earlier, as it will give further insight to various events in the series. Just a suggestion.

 

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Dover Comic Con was fantastic!

Today was so superb! Not only did I have a booth in between two great writers and author friends (Will Hahn and Bobbie Palmer), but I saw many other friends as well and some great cosplay. (And I got to hug lots of the Doctor! Wheeeee!)

So all of that in and of itself made it a fantastic day, but something else made it even better. I had folks come up to my table exclaiming about my new book. It wasn’t always the same one either. Quite a few wanted the second book of the Deuces Wild series, Stacking the Deck, and some wanted Children of the Enaisi (book two of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles). When they found out there was also a prequel that takes place 1,000 years before, quite a few snatched that one up too.

I got home to a private message from someone who wants book four (when its released) for a gift for a family member who is a big fan of my books. And a FB post mentioning me from someone at the Con who loves my writing.

Wow! Just…wow!

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“…fans of classic pulp fantasy will love” Children of the Enaisi – @jondelarroz

Children of the Enaisi has a beautiful high concept with a mysterious past of lost technology and ancient secrets. A fresh new take on Rangers that fans of classic pulp fantasy will love.”
Jon Del Arroz, award-winning SF author

Although it’s book two of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles, Children of the Enaisi can be read as a stand-alone. Not only is there treason and murder, but aliens, portals from other worlds, dire life-changing secrets, and romance.
What more could you want?

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Unlikely Prophet – the newest book in the Sword’s Edge Chronicles

If you liked Sword’s Edge, and perhaps have even read Children of the Enaisi, you will probably like the prequel Unlikely Prophet. If you haven’t read the other novels in the series, this one can be read as a stand alone. It has elements of dystopian, alien contact, and colonization sub-genres. Not to mention fun things like living in domes and portals which allow one to walk from world to world. 🙂

 

Their planet is dying. The people are forced to retreat to living in domes to escape the toxic atmosphere, but between earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, how long can they last? Hope gone, they’ve turned on each other in anger and despair. Security Chief Avadhron struggles to keep order out of a sense of duty, but he has no more optimism than anyone else.
The long-dormant portal activates, ushering in the arrival of an alien. Is he of the race his people call the Elders? The ones who dumped them on this unstable planet and deserted them?
Avadhron doesn’t trust this alien or his offers of help, but reluctantly is forced to back the plan which would move his people through the portal to a new planet, but can they learn the survival skills necessary to live on this new world? And is it already too late? Can they move an entire population before their planet destroys itself?

Check it out.

Rough draft done of Laws and Prophecies – book three of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles

Now for the hard work – polishing that baby until it shines and checking for continuity errors, typos, and awaiting the verdict from My Physicist™.

Within a few months (tentative deadline is autumn equinox) I hope the book will be out.

If you’ve not yet read The Sword’s Edge Chronicles, now is a great time to start, not only because you’ll have books one and two plus the prequel to plow through before book three is out, but right now, the first book of the series, Sword’s Edge, is on for $0.99!
(How’s that for a run-on sentence? 😀 )

Sword's Edge

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New Reviews! *happy dance*

It is a truth universally acknowledged that writers are needy people; we crave feedback.

So imagine how happy I was at finding new reviews for the Sword’s Edge Chronicles.

This one specifically is for Sword’s Edge:

I’m not typically a sci-fi reader. Hey, I had trouble with Narnia the first time around. That said, I really enjoyed following Tam as she is lambasted with discovery after discovery about herself. I had trouble putting it down. I wanted to know the secrets surrounding the other characters in relation to her. In fact, there was so much “biography” and “history” to be uncovered in her story, that I found I could follow it easily. I’m eager to read the other books in the series.

And this one is for the whole series (wheee!):

I’ve just finished reading (a few days ago) all three of the Sword’s Edge novels (including the prequel). Bought and downloaded to my Kindle. I thoroughly enjoyed them — they completely blew me away! I’m absolutely amazed at what Loriendill’s written — characterization, creation of an entirely new universe, etc. I want more! Please tell me more is coming!

To both reviewers: thank you so much! I’m thrilled you’ve enjoyed my stories. And yes, more books are coming. The next one should be out by fall.

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Learn about the History of the Crossing with this prequel, Unlikely Prophet

If you have read Sword’s Edge, you know a very little about the mysterious aliens called the Enaisi, also sometimes referred to as the Elders. But where did these aliens come from, and why did they help Tam’s ancestors?

Unlikely Prophet tells the history of the Crossing, answering many of the questions which arise not only from Sword’s Edge but its sequel, Children of the Enaisi.

This prequel, which takes place over 1000 years before Tam’s birth, is now available in print and ebook formats. And fear not! If you haven’t read the other books in the series, this one would make a fun place to start.