The Dagger of Dresnia
Satalyte Publishing, 2014 - 335 pages
Queen Ellyria just wants her sick triplet sons to live, each ruling over a third of the kingdom as their dying father wished. When she finds herself trapped in a deadly bargain with a Dark Spirit, she recruits a band of young mages to help - but a terrible curse takes over.The Dark Spirit befriends her enemies and seduces her friends, and Ellyria soon finds that famine, pestilence, betrayal and bereavement are all in its arsenal.Can Ellyria unite the elvish and mortal sides of her family and in so doing, save the kingdom? "Crisp, stylish prose, a nicely realised medieval world and an undercurrent of dark magic make The Dagger of Dresnia a good read for lovers of epic fantasy. It's refreshing to see an older female character on centre stage!"- Juliet Marillier Author of the Sevenwaters series "A classic story for lovers of traditional fantasy. Readers who love the gradual unfolding of a story and the development of relationships as much as action scenes will enjoy this one." - Glenda Larke Author of The Mirage Makers trilogy About the Author Satima Flavell, a freelance writer and editor, is also a keen speculative fiction fan and an avid reader of fantasy. The Dagger of Dresnia is her first published novel, although her poems, short stories, reviews and feature articles can be found online and in print. She loves to attend SF conventions and is a familiar face on panels that focus on editing, religion, history and the craft of writing. She blogs at satimaflavell.blogspot.com and she is also active on Facebook and other social media.
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