Sierra has a despised and forbidden gift -- she raises power from the suffering of others. Enslaved by the king's torturer, Sierra escapes, barely keeping ahead of Rasten, the man sent to hunt her down. Then she falls in with dangerous company: the fugitive Prince Cammarian and his crippled foster-brother, Isidro.
But Rasten is not the only enemy hunting them in the frozen north and as Sierra's new allies struggle to identify friend from foe, Rasten approaches her with a plan to kill the master they both abhor. Sierra is forced to decide what price she is willing to pay for her freedom and her life ...
Original, dramatic and unputdownable, WINTER BE MY SHIELD is the first in an epic fantasy trilogy from brilliant new Australian talent Jo Spurrier.
About the Author
Jo was born in 1980 and has a Bachelor of Science, but turned to writing because people tend to get upset when scientists make things up.
Her hobbies include knitting, spinning, cooking and research. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and spends a lot of time daydreaming about snow.
'Unlikely heroes, villains you will cheer for, and cold that eats your bones. Winter be My Shield will take you to an unforgiving place, but you won't want to leave it.' - Robin Hobb
Series: Children of the Black Sun
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st March 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.31