Just Arrived: “The Labyrinth Of Flame” (Book III, Shattered Sigil Series) by Courtney Schafer
Firstly, Courtney Schafer is a friend not only in writing, but also in epic fantasy, so that makes receiving the book personal in the best kind of way.
It’s also the 3rd & final book in Courtney’s Shattered Sigil series, which has had a pretty rocky road to publication since publisher Night Shade books exited the market (unexpectedly) several years back. That meant Courtney was left to pick up the publishing pieces as well as having to complete the series.
She has done so with elan, running a very successful Kickstarter — which I am very pleased to say that I backed, which makes finally getting the physical book in my hand even more of a delight than usual.
Plus this series has glowing recommendations from a kerzillion big name authors and review sites, which is a pretty big vote of support. 😉
But I know what you really want to know is what it’s all about — and although I obviously can’t know that yet for sure, because I havena read it, here’s what the back cover has to say:
“Dev’s never been a man afraid of a challenge. Not only has he kept his vow to his dead mentor, rescuing a child in the face of impossible odds, but he’s freed his mage friend Kiran from both the sadistic master who seeks to enslave him and the foreign Council that wants to kill him.
But Kiran’s master Ruslan is planning a brutal revenge, one that will raze an entire country to blood and ashes. Kiran is the key to stopping Ruslan; yet Kiran is dying by inches, victim of the Alathian Council’s attempt to chain him. Worse yet, Dev and Kiran have drawn the attention of demons from the darkest of ancient legends. Demons whose power Dev knows is all too real, and that he has every reason to fear.
A fear that grows, as he and Kiran struggle to outmaneuver Ruslan and uncover the secrets locked in Kiran’s forgotten childhood. For the demons are playing their own deadly game – and the price of survival may be too terrible to bear.”
You can read the first three chapters via Courtney’s site, here.
And here are some reviews as well: