Allaigna's Song: Overture

Allaigna's Song: Overture

by JM Landels


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Allaigna's Song: Overture by JM Landels

When Allaigna was seven she almost sang her baby brother to sleep — forever. She may be heir to neither her mother’s titles nor her secrets, but she has inherited her grandmother’s dangerous talent for singing music into magic. As her education proceeds from nursery to weapons ground to the rank of royal page, it becomes increasingly hard to keep her heritage and abilities hidden.

Secrets, it seems, are stock-in-trade for her family, and as Allaigna works to keep her own, she uncovers two that will affect both her life and the unstable peace of the Ilmar nations. One is the fate of her grandmother, who married a prince, turning the gift of the Sight into a double-edged weapon of state. The other is the truth behind her mother’s two-week disappearance following an ambush by outlaws en route to her wedding.

As she discovers who she is, Allaigna must decide what to become: the skilled courtier her mother wants her to be, the political chess piece her father bargained on, or the hero her grandmother foresaw.

Allaigna’s Song: Overture is a love story, a family saga, and a coming-of-age novel that braids together the stories of daughter, mother, and grandmother into a rich and deftly woven narrative.

Readers are saying

“Beautiful writing and gripping storytelling throughout.”

“Allaigna, Lauresa, and Irdaign are tough, flawed, and appealing heroines.”

“Great tension, big world, perfect pacing, intriguing politics and lovely magic.”

“Magically unputdownable!”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780994956590
Publisher: Pulp Literature Press
Publication date: 07/01/2017
Series: Allaigna's Song , #1
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

In addition to her work as a writer, editor, artist, and publisher, JM Landels teaches swordplay and riding - sometimes both at the same time - in Richmond, BC. She draws on this experience, as well as her time as a rock musician and childbirth educator, to inform her debut fantasy novel, Allaigna's Song: Overture.

Table of Contents

vi. Map of the Ilmar

viii. Dramatis Personae

xi. A Note from the Author

Verse 1: Brothers, Sisters, and Lullabies

Verse 2: A Stranger in the Garden

Verse 3: Eavesdropping

Verse 4: Gifts

Verse 5: Magic

Verse 6: Duel

Verse 7: Enlightenment

Verse 8: Spring Escape

Verse 9: Conscripted to the Sickroom

Verse 10: New Friend, New Enemy

Verse 11: Politics Past and Present

Verse 12: Return to the Forest

Verse 13: Alone

Verse 14: Parting Gifts

Verse 15: Farewells

Verse 16: Pages

Verse 17: Gossip and Steel

Verse 18: Garæthiel

Verse 19: Steel & Silk

Verse 20: A Cousin and an Aunt

Verse 21: The Closet

Verse 22: Glaignen

Verse 23: Blood

Verse 24: Exile

Verse 25: Home

Verse 26: More Lies

Verse 27: The Road to Werrancross

398. Acknowledgements

399. About the Author

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