OH MY GOSH! I'M SO EXCITED!!! Shadows of Valor is available for pre-order at Barnes and Noble!!! Aaaa! Someone pinch me! This is so AWESOME!!! Here's the link to the Barnes and Noble page showing Shadows of Valor: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadows-of-valor-elsie-park/1114940696
Eeeee! My insides are jumping! Release date September 7, 2013!
SHADOWS OF VALOR overview:
On the surface, Graywall is content and booming. Lord Shaufton, who presides over the city, is a fine ruler. The poor are well-cared for, the area is popular, and morale is high—but within Graywall's roots, something dark is stirring. This darkness threatens to overpower the once-peaceful town, until a mysterious figure appears: The Shadow.
As much a figure of fear to the unruly as legend to the innocent, The Shadow is a well-known enforcer of justice and aid to the King. Due to an outrageous export tax set by King Edward, smuggling has tainted the kingdom, so The Shadow is sent to hunt the smugglers down. Contrary to legend, The Shadow is simply a man known as Sir Calan who, although talented and just, struggles to keep his dark thoughts of revenge from becoming ruthless action.
Due to sheer coincidence, The Shadow learns of a deadly plot against Lord Shaufton on a journey to Graywall. Now, he must enter a pseudo courtship with Lord Shaufton's daughter under his original guise of Sir Calan, all while old emotions are stirred by the lovely Elsbeth, Lord Shaufton's niece. Elsbeth, it seems, is the only woman who can heal his troubled soul, but she has a story of her own. What entails is a glorious tale full of deceit, greed, inner struggles, betrayal, and most of all—love.