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Overview

Just another day in Achrida...

All Edward Aethelredson wanted to do was to enjoy his ale, heal from his wounds, relax during the summer, and help his friend with what should have been nothing more than a pleasant ride in the country.

Two bodies later, including one he kills in self-defense, Edward is drawn into the dark recesses of the Empire's criminal underworld.

He cannot flee, for that would impugn his honor. He cannot hide, for that would leave a six-year-old girl and her family in danger for merely being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He cannot attack, for he does not know who to strike at.

With an ally who is more foe than friend and his back against the wall, can Edward find the cunning necessary to save his friends? Or will crime lords and deadly wizards spell the end of him?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996125949
Publisher: Rob Howell
Publication date: 11/27/2015
Series: World of Shijuren , #2
Pages: 434
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Rob is a reformed medieval academic who draws upon those skills and resources for his stories and settings. He has also been an IT professional, a cook, and a soda jerk.

Originally from Houston, Texas, he dutifully followed his parents as they went from there to Hillsboro, Texas, then to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and finally to Wichita, Kansas.

Along the way, they discovered about the only way to keep Rob quiet was to give him a book. Unfortunately for them, it turned out he could read very quickly, so they had to give him lots of books. He latched onto the Hardy Boys series first, then about anything else he could reach. Without books, either he or his parents probably would not have survived. Possibly both.

Rob has traveled extensively. Most recently, in 2012, he walked the majority of the Offa's Dyke Trail along the border of Wales and England. Many experiences on the trail shaped his writing. One might say the Offa's Dyke Trail led to Edward.

He decided to write professionally when he discovered he was too educated for most jobs, and not quite educated enough for a few. Fortunately, he had always written and had always wanted to emulate Forester, Tolkien, Weber, Drake, Parker, Chandler, and Francis.

Now he can.

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