Speak to the Devil
by Dave Duncan
Edited by Liz Gorinsky
Cover Artist: Matt Stawicki
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765323477
Date: 25 May 2010 List Price $27.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From back of book: On the world of Dobkov, the days of feudal chivalry are fading out as more and more national armies are fromed. But Ottokar Magnus is still baron, and his host of brothers include Anton, an ambitious young man, and Wulfgang, an amiable youth. Unable to seek his fortune as a knight errant, Anton has enlisted in the royal Jorgarian hussars and taken Wulf along as his servant.
There is still magic in Dobkov, but it is regarded as Satanism, rituals performed by Speakers, ,who are in contact with the Devil, The Speakers, though, believe that the Voices they hear belong to saints. Anton is not a Speaker...but Wulf is. When Anton is asked to ride to a fortress and take command, his first thought is to refuse. But Wulf's Voices say Anton should accept and visit their brother--a monk--on the way.
(Source: Tor Books)