The Last Stormlord (Stormlord Series)
by Glenda Larke
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841498119
Date: 04 March 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Orbit further their tireless campaign to bringing quality works of Australian fantasy over to the UK - The Last Stormlord is the first in a brand new series by Aussie writer Glenda Larke (admittedly, she currently lives in Malaysia, but let's not split hairs here!) and is fronted by a moody and atmospheric new cover branding. Note that The Last Stormlord has been selected as Waterstones SF/F book of the month for March.
"Shale knows of no other world than the desert. He knows that his life - and the lives of his family - depend on one thing and one thing only: water. Water is life for all the citizens of the Quartern and it is the Stormlord who brings the rains to the desert. But the magic is disappearing. The Stormlord's heirs lack the talent to bring the water from the distant seas and young students with a certain promise tend to die, mysteriously, out in the wastes. Shale may be the saviour of every life in the Quartern. He can do what no mere Rainlord can, and may be the newest, and the last, Stormlord - if he can learn to control the waters of life and, of course, if he lives that long. Shale's entire civilization stands at the brink of disaster. Water is life and the wells are going dry ..."