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Draigon Weather

by Paige L. Christie

 

The brutal, drought-bringing heat that arises from the colossal, near-mythical Draigon, is a fell portent, heralding the doom of a striving woman.

When Leiel’s mother is sacrificed to the Draigon to relieve the terrible drought, Leiel is marked by the shame brought to her family. She must leave school, relegated to a new life of servitude.

Cleod, the woodcutter’s son, is Leiel’s closest friend. To avenge Leiel’s mother, he vows to rise above his station and join the Ehlewer Enclave, an elite society famed for training men to kill Draigon.

The friends’ lives take different paths. Cleod struggles with divided loyalties as he learns he cannot be a Draigon hunter while remaining a friend to a tainted woman. Leiel seeks forbidden knowledge and old secrets, placing herself in danger of sharing her mother’s fate.

When Draigon Weather returns to the land, Cleod has the chance to fulfill all his promises—both to Leiel and to his new masters, the Ehlewer. But as the rivers choke on their own silt and heat soaks the ground, the choices the two friends made begin to catch up with them—for what plagues Arnan is more than just a monster.

 

Advance Praise from Janny Wurts, author of the Wars of Light and Shadow series...

 

“A tightly focused first installment that delivers a delightful twist on the classic folk tale of appeasement by sacrifice, seen through the eyes of two immersive, engaging characters and rewarding the reader with a gripping promise of more to come.”

 

"...Christie's skillful evocation of a disintegrating landscape and the dysfunctional society grappling with that disaster is worth being patient for, as is Cleod's gritty, desolate perseverance." ~ Publisher's Weekly

 

 

Hardcover: 316 pages

Publisher: Prospective Press; First Prospective Press edition MAY, 2017

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1943419426

ISBN-13: 978-1943419425

Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

 

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Prospective Press (October 3, 2017)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 194341999X

ISBN-13: 978-1943419999

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

 

 

Hardback: $24.95

Paperback: $15.95

Ebook: $9.99

 

 

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