Deceive, divide, corrupt and conquer. After centuries of planning, the Mordant has laid his traps well. Armies sharpen their weapons for a battle of swords while the Mordant engages in a battle of souls. The Dark Sword is unsheathed in the north, the horde at Raven Pass is poised to descend on Erdhe and foul plots thicken in Lanverness. Darkness converges on Pellanor as the Mordant plays a lethal game of wits with the Spider Queen. Destinies clash in an epic struggle as the Great Dark Dance begins.
Karen L. Azinger has always loved fantasy fiction, and always hoped that someday she could give back to the genre a little of the joy that reading has always given her. Twelve years ago on a hike in the Columbia River Gorge she realized she had enough original ideas to finally write an epic fantasy. She started writing and never stopped. The Steel Queen, her first book, born from that hike in the gorge, became the start of The Silk & Steel Saga (SASS). Silk & Steel was originally intended to be a trilogy but the story was so epic, she ended up writing a sweeping seven book saga. The saga is now finished! The Steel Queen, The Flame Priest, The Skeleton King, The Poison Priestess, The Knight Marshal, The ... (more)