A man held in thrall by magic and a woman’s thirst for power.
A woman for whom avarice and rule are as vital for life as breath.
He strives for freedom, she for domination.
Cymbra Laraklaea would rule the city of Tanthalas through manipulation of the great merchant houses and covert piracy. Captain Kevril Longbright and the crew of the corsair, Scourge, are her secret and unwilling weapons. The corsair was named after the former captain’s nine-thonged lash, wrought of the flesh and sinew of Dragons.
Cymbra claimed the scourge, not realizing that it instills draconic avarice and thirst for power in its wielder. A stroke of that lash binds the victim to the wielder’s will. Cymbra claimed the scourge, as well as Kevril efril, whom she wields as deftly as the enchanted weapon that never leaves her side.
ABOUT STORMTALONS Stormtalons! The realms you’re looking for! From Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms®, comes his newest fantasy setting, fraught with deadly mists, magic, and adventure! This is one of 120 planned books, written by more than 50 Creatives from around the world. But you can start with this one. Don’t miss out on this sprawling new world!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Chris A. Jackson has been sailing and writing full time since 2009. As a sailor, writer, and gamer, nautical fantasy came naturally. His Scimitar Seas novels won multiple gold medals from Foreword Reviews Magazine for best fantasy novel of the year, and his Pathfinder Tales novels, Pirate’s Honor and Pirate’s Promise have received high praise. The non-nautical Weapon of Flesh Trilogy has become a Kindle bestseller, spurring international interest. His first Iron Kingdoms story, Blood and Iron, debuted in 2014.
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