Treason in Eswy
Book Two of
The Warlocks of Talverdin Series
Published by Orca Book Publishers
"Blending history, romance and humour, K.V. Johansen spins a tale of treachery and triumph that will delight her fans and earn her new ones." -The Brandon Sun
“The action is fierce and the typical medieval landscape and setting raw and believable. Johansen creates a complex world swirling with mystery, magic, betrayal, political scheming and romance. The reader will settle in for a few hours of gripping the covers until the last word is read, with the anticipation of a third book to complete the trilogy.” -Joan Marshall, Resource Links
Johansen’s sense of humour continues in the same vein as initiated in Nightwalker and the plot as well as the fighting episodes are as exciting as ever. Often the second book in a series is not as good as the first, but Treason in Eswy is every bit as good as Nightwalker.
-Janet M. Johnson CM Magazine
"Johansen continues to impress me with her gift of storytelling... fast paced plot, compelling characters and abundance of action. The Warlocks of Talverdin is quickly becoming one of my favorite series." -Story Siren
"...a gripping read... an enjoyable series. The books are quite short for fantasy (this one is only 176 pages), but they pack a lot of plot-driven punch. I am looking forward to the
third installment. - Mad Tales
"The prince has...there has been an accident, a terrible accident. Crown Prince Lovell is dead, Princess." I found myself sitting on the floor with my skirts in a heap around me...
The sea, I thought. I hear the sea. Lovell had promised me that before I went up to Dunmorra to be married in the autumn, he would steal me away for a day of freedom. We would take a boat down to the sea and fish for sole over the sandbars.
That was when I started to scream.
The murder of Eleanor's brother leaves her the sole heir to the crown of Eswy, a pawn in the struggle for power between different religious and political alliances. With her father a prisoner, Eleanor flees her mother's schemes to marry her off to her cousin and finds herself hunted through the wilderness, facing treachery on all sides. Maurey, the hero of Nightwalker, and his friend, the Fen witch and warrior Korby, are summoned back from a mission overseas to find and protect the princess. Once a scullion and a fugitive, Maurey is now a young man of considerable status and power, a Nightwalker warlock in charge of his human brother's intelligence network. The mysterious symbol of the Yehillon seems to point to a conspiracy against both Dunmorra and the hidden Nightwalker kingdom of Talverdin, a conspiracy into which Eleanor has stumbled. While the two human kingdoms of the island are threatened with tyranny and Talverdin itself with annihilation, Maurey and Eleanor struggle to unravel the plots that threaten the princess's life and the peace of the three kingdoms.
Watch a video clip of the author reading from Treason in Eswy
Book One: Nightwalker
Winner of the
2008 Ann Connor Brimer Award
“the fast-paced adventure, compelling characters, and conflicts that make sense will reward readers of this fully realized fantasy, a promising start to the Warlocks of Talverdin series.”
-Booklist (American Library Association)
Nightwalker was selected by Voya for their annual list of the year's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.
-VOYA April 2007