After years of deadly quests and dangerous enemies,Tiger and Del have finally found relative saftey in a secluded desert canyon. They enjoy a settled, if somewhay less exciting, life raising their daughter, Sula, and training Tiger's son, Neesha. They also train all those who manage to find them, thus forming their own school of sword-dancing.
But the manhunt for Tiger has not ended, for he is still an outcast from the brotherhood of sword-dancers for breaking the oaths of honor codes of Alimat, and his deadly brethren seek to kill him. To add to the threats, an old enemy, Umir the Ruthless, has offered substantial bounty for anyone bringing Tiger to him alive. Umir possesses a powerful grimoire--a book of spells that Tiger had locked by magic--and he is determined to use any means at his disposal to force Tiger to unlock this deadly book.
About the Author
Jennifer Roberson is the author of the Sword-Dancer Saga and the Chronicles of the Cheysuli, and collaborated with Melanie Rawn and Kate Elliott on the historical fantasy The Golden Key, a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. She has also published three historical novels, and several in other genres. An exhibitor and breeder of Cardigan Welsh Corgis, she lives on acreage in Northern Arizona with eight dogs and two cats.
Praise for the Sword Dancer saga:
“Not only a welcome continuation of the adventures of an engaging pair of heroes, but a solid introduction to first-time readers. A good choice for fantasy collections.” —Library Journal
“Jennifer Roberson has such confidence in this series and such knowledge of her characters that she is in the position many story tellers would envy.... A fascinating fantasy novel that works on many levels at once.” —Barnes & Noble Explorations
“An innovator in every aspect.... This is surefire entertainment from an author destined for greatness in the fantasy genre.” —Rave Reviews
“Exciting swordplay, elegant prose, and detailed relationships make this latest sword-and-sorcery fantasy a must-read.” —Romantic Times
“The fragility in [Del and Tiger’s] relationship…is beautifully developed. This relationship between equals, their growing partnership, is even more fascinating than the sword and sorcery adventure which serves as its framework.” —SFRA
“Sword-Dancer shows a quantum leap in storytelling.... [Roberson] continues to create memorable heroines.” —Phoenix Gazette
“[Sword-Maker] has more hairpin turns and slippery twists than a mountain road in a snowstorm.... I can’t wait to read the next book in this surprising and excellent series.” —American Fantasy