A thrilling new voice in fantasy adventure introduces The Book of Words, where the lethal conspiracies and deadly intrigues of the mighty can be countered by only one power: magic.
THE BAKER'S BOY
At vast Castle Harvell, where King Lesketh lies dying, two fates collide. In her regal suite, young Melliandra, the daughter of an influential lord, rebels against her forced betrothal to the sinister Prince Kylock. In the kitchens, an apprentice named Jack is terrified by his sudden, uncontrolled power to work miracles. Together they flee the castle, stalked by a sorcerer who has connived for decades to control the crown, and committing supernatural murder to advance his schemes.
And a young knight begins a quest, leaving behind his home and family to seek out the treacherous Isle of Larn, where lies a clue to his desperate search for the truth.
Here a wondrous epic of darkness and beauty begins...
"Wonderful... J. V. Jones is a striking writer." – Robert Jordan
"J. V. Jones and The Baker's Boy are quite a find... A deliciously intricate tale." – Katherine Kurtz
Julie Victoria Jones was born in Liverpool, England, in 1963. The daughter of a pub owner, she tended bar from the age of eleven onward. At twenty, she began working for a record label and was part of the Liverpool music scene of the early eighties. She later moved to San Diego, California, where she ran an export business for several years and where she is now the marketing director for an interactive software company. Her interests include music, history, and computer games.
Written by Seregil of Rhiminee 2007-10-02
I found this book series by accident, when I began to search for good fantasy books. I had to buy the whole series, because I liked what I read about it. The Baker's Boy is an entertaining fantasy book. I enjoyed reading it. If you like Lynn Flewelling, Melanie Rawn and Robin Hobb, you'll probably enjoy this book.