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Sword and Chant is Available!


Despite yesterday's spectacular computer crash (repair still in progress)...

Sword and Chant is now available!



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Back-of-the-Book Blurb:
Three decades ago, the ruling Iyah of Calligar brutally conquered the neighboring land of Kennem.

Five days ago, a Kennem rebel murdered him.

Jaynes, the Iyah's rightful son, spent years battling those rebels along the border. Bryas, the Iyah's half-Kennem bastard, advocated for a truce. Now, despite rumors that Bryas is to blame for their father's death, the brothers must keep Calligar's tribes united against both civil war and invasion.

But the greater danger is yet to be discovered.

The Chant is the exiled god of sacrifice—sensual, seductive, exacting. He will no longer be denied worship. The Chant reveled in Calligar's conquest of Kennem, enticed Kennem to commit bloody retaliation, provoked the Iyah's murder—all so he could feed on blood spilled in pursuit of ambition.

The Swords stand against him—mortals bearing god-graced blades that prevent the Chant's return. But only three survive, and their power is weakening. Now the Chant possesses an assassin ready to sacrifice those Swords in his name, spilling enough blood to break the Chant's exile and prepare the land for his homecoming.

Then the Chant will dominate Calligar again, and blood will flow at his command.


Chant Facts:
Three central characters appeared, about twenty-five years ago, in one of my first attempts to write a novel.  One of them has the same name.  Though nearly everything else about them has changed, the dynamics of their relationship triangle have remained the same.

(Many of the gods' names are the result of me chopping up and smooshing together names of friends and family members.  You'll find sartorias in there, btw.)

There will be a sequel.  There may be a sequel to the sequel.  There will not likely be a sequel to the sequel's sequel, but there will be novels set in neighboring lands.


Comments

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sartorias
Nov. 15th, 2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
Got it! Have you listed it over at Goodreads? If so, I'll list it as 'currently reading' so I can liveblog it as I read. It's a great way to have it keep showing up for potential readers.
blairmacg
Nov. 15th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
I would *love* to, and tried to list it. However, when I follow the link indicated for writers to use, I get the message that "only librarians can add books."

But I'm also running around getting ready for work, so I'll try it again later in case I'm missing something.
blairmacg
Nov. 15th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
And thank you so so so so much for being willing to do that!
blairmacg
Nov. 15th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
Figured out the problem and will get it taken care of in the next couple days I hope...
sartorias
Nov. 15th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
Done!
blairmacg
Nov. 16th, 2012 12:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much!!
queenoftheskies
Nov. 15th, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
Purchased!
aanna_t
Nov. 15th, 2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
Purchased -- and looking for Ms Smith =D
aanna_t
Nov. 15th, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
Found it -- wonderfully appropriate =D

I love Easter eggs!
blairmacg
Nov. 15th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
Hooray! Thank you!
blairmacg
Nov. 15th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!
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