Johanna meets up with underground members of the church, even though her little gift of magic makes her feel ambivalent about it. She knows that ousting Alexandre will require a powerful magician, something she and her followers do not have. What is more, Alexandre’s men discover the group, and the band of resistance fighters faces the showdown with the tyrant long before they’re even close to ready for it.
Dark epic fantasy. For readers who enjoy writers such as Robin Hobb, Karen Miller, Trudi Canavan, Morgan Rice, Lindsay Buroker and Glenda Larke.
free fantasy, historic fantasy, epic fantasy, magic, medieval, the Netherlands, witch, sorcery, dark fantasy
More by Patty JansenSee more
Young diplomat Cory Wilson narrowly escapes death in the assassination of President Sirkonen. No one claims responsibility but there is no doubt that the attack is extraterrestrial.
Cory was meant to start work as a representative to Gamra, the alien organisation that governs the FTL transport network, but now his new job may well be scrapped in anger.
Worse, as Earth uses military force to stop any extraterrestrials coming or leaving, as 200,000 extraterrestrial humans are trapped on Earth, as the largest army in the galaxy prepares to free them by force, only Cory has the experience, language skills and contacts to solve the crime.
But he's broke, out of a job and a long way from Earth.
Will appeal to readers of C.J. Cherryh's science fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles series, Lindsay Buroker, Alastair Reynolds and Sean Williams.
Science Fiction series, free, space opera, aliens, thriller, murder, political, Patty Jansen, Ambassador, scifi, sci fi, alien planet
All the magic, dragons, castles and quests you will ever need!
Innocence Lost by Patty Jansen
Beneath The Canyons by Kyra Halland
The Last Priestess by Elizabeth Baxter
Book Of Never by Ashley Capes
Stargazy Pie by Victoria Goddard
The Dragon’s Champion by Sam Ferguson
Float: The Enchanted Horse by Demelza Carlton
The Silverleaf Chronicles by Vincent Trigili