Tower and Knife #2
By Mazarkis Williams
He has been crowned emperor; he has wed Mesema of the horse tribes; the Pattern-Master is dead.
Everything should be happy-ever-after.
But war has begun, Sarmin has no royal assassin, and both his wife and mother have given birth to sons, throwing the succession into question.
The last thing anyone needs is for Kavic, the Yrkman peace envoy, to be murdered in his bed.
There are numerous possible killers, and with no convincing explanation for Kavic's death, there is no hope for peace.
It's up to Grada, Sarmin's trusted investigator, to solve the mystery - no matter how close to the throne the answer may lie.
I loved book one, The Emperor's Knife. My review will be up shortly.
I'm not too keen on the blurb to be honest but given how good his debut was I am willing to give Mr William's the benefit of the doubt.
Due November 2012
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