Tuesday, July 21, 2020

City of Wizardry Release Set

‘City of Wizardry,’ the new fantasy novel by Stephen Brooke, is now set for an official release on October 10. That date is still slightly tentative but we expect it to hold. This is the sequel to his popular ‘The Ways of Wizardry.’

Here’s the probable back cover blurb:

The greatness of Tesra, City of Wizardry, is only legend now. At its height, it was the largest and richest metropolis the world had ever known, the center of a great empire. There is yet a city by its name, but it is not truly Tesra. That city died long ago and only its ruins, its broken bones, lie beside the inland sea, haunted by a sparse impoverished population. Little of the blood of the city’s founders flows in their veins.

But when Na and Im first spied it from the hills, with the sea sparkling behind, it was not far fallen from its days of greatest glory. Ships laden with the riches of an empire plied the waters, bringing wealth to the harbors of Tesra, and luxury to its people. A golden age it seemed yet. Few noted its fading.

Beyond the Greater Sea lay fabled Tesra, the City of Wizardry. A golden city it was, the greatest the world had ever seen. Could the sorceress Na, a refugee, a wanderer, find her place there? Could she help defend its people against the mad, malevolent Wizard-Lord, a mighty sorcerer who had his own dark plans for her future?

Travel with Na and her young companion Im across the sea and the hills, to seek their fate in the City of Wizardry.