Having finally got around to chatting to my editor about the blurb for Ragged Man, this is what we’ve ended up with. Since it was in the context of quotes to go on the jacket etc, this should mean I get to show the world the nice artwork that’s going to go with it soon!
In the meantime…
The Ragged Man – book 4 of the Twilight Reign quintet:
Lord Isak is dead; his armies and the entire Farlan tribe are in disarray. As the Farlan retreat and Kastan Styrax mourns his own dead son, it is King Emin who takes the initiative . . . while he still can. And while the secret, savage war to which Emin has devoted his life nears its terrible conclusion, Ruhen is positioning himself as the answer to the Land’s problems. Before the conquering eye of Styrax, Lord of the Menin, turns in his direction Emin must take his chance and strike without mercy.
A showdown is coming. Battle-lines are drawn as blood is spilled across the Land. The spectre of the Great War looms, but this time the Gods will not be marching to war; it is men who will decide the future now.
But before victory, before survival, there must first be salvation – even if it must be sought in the darkest place imaginable. And as the tide turns against King Emin and his allies, they begin to realise the key to their survival may lie in the hands of a dead man.
(All comments welcome – there’s still time to change things if you think it looks wrong/weird!)