“I thoroughly enjoyed OATH SWORN with its exquisite writing and confident storytelling. The world building is immense. Everything from the complex social structure (and names), to the religious beliefs and practices is so thought out and well presented, that it’s completely believable. Meg MacDonald is an exceptional writer.” —Tara Ellis, Amazon best-selling author of The Forgotten Origins Trilogy
Defending Lian against soulless assassins is not what Aralt “Wolf” syr Tremayne agreed to.
Nor did he agree to be the guardian of an irrational teenaged Keeper of the Faith.
And he certainly did not plan on sky pirates or cannibals.
Aralt has his hands full. The Grand Meeting of the Northern Alliance is mere days away and Lian Kynsei, last of the soul-touched and missing for three years, turns up on his doorstep. A noble man of his word, Aralt has every intention of protecting his ward, but did he have to show up now? What’s worse, the more they get reacquainted, the less Aralt likes him. He’s reckless, emotional, and when he’s angry even the weather changes. This is the hope of a nation?
Armed with the Tuned sword that is all he has left of his murdered brother, Aralt endeavors to secure a sanctuary for a reluctant heir-apparent who never anticipated his elevated status. But sanctuary proves elusive, every step bringing them closer to danger–and closer to revealing secrets neither wishes to share. The enemy has made the skies their own and unleashed a scourge intent on killing Lian–or worse. Death, Aralt realizes, might be the greater mercy.
In the world of OATH SWORN, cultures and ideologies clash, jewelers “Tune” crystal swords, skyships sail above tidal extremes, and the soul-touched–like young Lian–inspire both awe and fear. It will take more than determination to survive the adventure upon which Aralt and Lian embark…more than devotion to a sacred oath. It will take courage–and no small amount of faith.
About Meg MacDonald