"For Portier de Savin-Duplais, failed student of magic, sorcery's decline into ambiguity and cheap illusion is but a culmination of life's bitter disappointments. Reduced to tending the library at Sabria's last collegia magica, he fights off despair with scholarship. But when the King of Sabria charges him to investigate an attempted murder that has disturbing magical resonances, Portier believes his dreams of a greater destiny might at last be fulfilled..."as quoted from the publisher's synopsis at barnesandnoble.com.
Colorado author Carol Berg is an award-winning science fiction/fantasy genre writer whose newest book, The Spirit Lens, will be released next week. Northern Colorado authors will be able to see and talk to Carol and get books signed at her book launch event at Reader's Cove bookstore in Fort Collins on January 12th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
I had the pleasure of hearing Carol speak at a writers' event a year ago. Former software engineer turned epic fantasy writer, Carol willingly shared her experiences with the writing process and the journey to publication for some of her earlier works.
The intriguing covers shown here are for the two novels from The Lighthouse Duet, Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone.
Carol's blog can be found at Text Crumbs.