By Lindsay Buroker
Colonel Ridge Zirkander isn't the version of army professionalism - he tends to assert precisely what’s on his brain, and his checklist has sufficient demerits to wallpaper the hull of an airship - yet because the most sensible fighter pilot within the Iskandian military, he’s used to a bit leniency from his superiors. until eventually he punches the inaccurate diplomat within the nostril and unearths himself issued new orders: take command of a distant felony mine within the inhospitable Ice Blades Mountains. Ridge hasn't ever been accountable for whatever better than a flier squadron — what’s he purported to do with a frozen castle filled with murderers and rapists? let alone the unusual lady who exhibits up correct ahead of he arrives...
Sardelle Terushan wakes from 300 years in a mage stasis protect, merely to gain that she is the final of the Referatu, the sorcerers who as soon as helped shield Iskandia from conquerors. Their subterranean mountain group was once blown up in a treacherous sneak assault via infantrymen who feared their strength. each person Sardelle ever knew is useless, and the sentient soulblade she has been bonded to on the grounds that her adolescence is buried within the center of the mountain. extra, what continues to be of her domestic has been infested through bloodthirsty miners commanded through the descendants of the very squaddies who destroyed her people.
Sardelle wishes support to arrive her soulblade — her in simple terms hyperlink to her previous and her final pal on this planet. Her purely wish is to faux she’s one of many prisoners whereas attempting to achieve the commander’s belief. yet mendacity isn't her forte, in particular while the realm has replaced loads within the intervening centuries, and if Colonel Zirkander figures out who she really is, he’ll be duty-bound to condemn her to the one appropriate punishment for sorcerers: demise.
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Balanced on the Blade's Edge (Dragon Blood, Book 1) by Lindsay Buroker