A generation has passed since the Norlanders’ great ships bore down on Shadar, and the Dead Ones slashed and burned the city into submission, enslaving the Shadari people.
Now the Norlander governor is dying and, as his three alienated children struggle against the crushing isolation of their lives, the Shadari rebels spot their opening and summon the Mongrel, a mysterious mercenary warrior who has never yet lost a battle. But her terms are unsettling: she will name her price only after the Norlanders have been defeated.
A single question is left for the Shadari: is there any price too high for freedom?
‘Evie Manieri has created a world so unique, and so beautifully crafted that I am struggling to compare her to anyone else . . . Blood’s Pride is one of the most exciting and original pieces of fantasy I’ve read in a long time’
To say it’s complex is an understatement; the characters are wonderfully rich and diverse . . . It’s going to take some beating’