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Publisher's Summary

For centuries the Warders' Circle on the neutral islands of Twaa-Fei has given the countries of the sky a way to avoid war, settling their disputes through formal, magical duels. But the Circle's ability to maintain peace is fading: The Mertikan Empire is preparing for conquest, and the trade nation of Quloo is sinking, stripped of the aerstone that keeps both ships and island a-sky. 

When upstart Kris Denn tries to win their island a seat in the Warder’s Circle and colonial subject Oda no Michiko discovers that her conquered nation's past is not what she's been told, they upset the balance of power. The storm they bring will bind all the peoples of the sky together...or tear them apart.

©2018 Michael R. Underwood, Malka Older, Cassandra Khaw, Marie Brennan (P)2018 Serial Box

What the critics say

"Born to the Blade is geared to become an instant hit for the high fantasy crowd." (Den of Geek.com) 

"Plots, political intrigue, fast action abound." (Brian Thies, Abyss Apex Zine)

"Born to the Blade is enjoyable and immensely readable, and if I had the opportunity to read the second season right now, I’d take it." (Tor.com)

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