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Watcher of the Dead (Sword of Shadows) by J.V. Jones
Orbit Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841491608
Date: 15 April 2010 List Price £20.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

Fans of J.V. Jones and particularly of her Sword of Shadows series have had to be patient, for this is a series that has been drip-fed to readers for the best part of a decade. The fourth instalment Watcher of the Dead now arrives in this very smart hardcover release, published by Orbit.

"In the frigid wasteland of the north, Raif Sevrance, Watcher of the Dead, has endured many trials to lay claim to the renowned sword known as Loss. But the price of wielding the legendary weapon is high, and Raif is unsure if he is willing to pay it. Ash Marsh, Daughter of the Sull, still struggles to come to terms with her heritage, and the knowledge that the Watcher, armed with Loss, could be the one who will save the Sull ? or end them. Raina Blackhail, widow of a murdered ruler and wife of his brutal successor, has seen her clan disgraced and has, herself, taken up the mantle of chief. But there are enemies both beyond her gates and within. And in the murky swamps of the Stillwater, two children will learn the secrets of the Marsh clan. Secrets so old they threaten everything ... "

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