The Sword of Straw (The Sangreal Trilogy)
by Amanda Hemingway
Del Rey Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0345460804
Date: 28 March, 2006 List Price $12.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From publicity material: Parallel universes and grave danger are nothing new to Nathan Ward. In his last mission he risked life and limb to recover the Grail for safekeeping. But Nathan's adventures are just beginning. Lately, his dreams have been transporting him to a desolate city, one whose people have fled--save for a sickly king and his daughter, Princess Nell. High in their decaying castle, they live in the shadow of a terrifying curse--one inflicted by a sword that holds within its gleaming metal an ancient demon conjured by the universe's most powerful wizard. It is a sword that brings death to anyone who dares to draw it from its sheath. And now Nathan, newly materialized through his dreams and still dressed in his pajamas, has arrived to do just that.
(Source: Del Rey)