If you blog or Insta or YouTube or, er, MySpace about books then you can now request a copy of my fantasy novel ‘Pennyblade’ on NetGalley. You’ll get a free book and I’ll be very gratified.
Titan Books has announced the gripping, savaley funny, epic fantasy called Pennyblade by J.L. Worrad, which is set for release on 15 March 2022.
Kyra Cal’Adra has spent the last four years on the Main, living in exile from her home, her people, her lover and her past. A highblood commrach – the ancient race of the Isle, dedicated to tradition and the perfection of the blood – she’s welcome among the humans of the Main only for the skill of her rapier, her preternatural bladework. They don’t care which of the gleaming towers she came from, nor that her grandmother is matriarch of one of Corso’s most powerful families.
But on the main, women loving women is a sin punishable by death. Kyra is haunted by the ghost of Shen, the love of her life, a lowblood servant woman whom Kyra left behind as she fled the Isle.
When a simple contract goes awry, and her fellow pennyblades betray her, Kyra is set onto a collision course with her old life, and the age-old conflict between the Main and the Isle threatens to erupt once more.