By now, Shaw’s trading company is a fast-growing transnational business. After her victory over the Hizmyran guilds she went to New Winsproke on Malgarth. Here twenty-five years earlier began the whole series of events told in Lioness and Warlock that ended with the liberation of Vanhaar.
After that hard-fought battle, most warlocks returned to the Continent, leaving New Winsproke without a purpose. The town fell into a decline, many people were unemployed and businesses closed for want of customers and suppliers. Up for grabs for an enterprising girl!
Shaw decides to resurrect New Winsproke. She buys the old Emporium, a nearly broke arcane shopping center, and starts rebuilding it. She reopens the old shipyard, the aerodrome and a weaving mill where they produce flying carpets, and slowly the town comes alive again.
Then Shaw finds Brisan pirates lurking nearby, plundering the local power crystal mine. Somebody has to do something about those darn pirates! Of course Shaw knows that somebody is she, and that something will be very drastic.
This adventure will change the fate of a kingdom, alter the political world, and influence the lives of many people all over Malgarth. It also brings Shaw into direct conflict with Nimmendal, the feared jinn pirate kingpin of Angsthafn, who terrorizes the seas for thousands of miles around...
About the Author
Paul E. Horsman (1952) is a Dutch and International Fantasy Author. Born and bred in the Netherlands, he now lives in Roosendaal, a town on the Dutch-Belgian border. He has been a soldier, a salesman, a scoutmaster and from 1995 till his school closed in 2012 an instructor of Dutch as a Second Language and Integration to refugees from all over the globe. He is a full-time writer of fantasy adventure stories suitable for a broad age range. His books are both published in the Netherlands, and internationally. His works are characterized by their rich, diverse worlds, colorful peoples and a strong sense of equality between women and men. Many of his stories, like The Shardheld Saga trilogy and The Shadow of the Revenaunt books, have mythological or historical elements in them, while others, especially Lioness of Kell and his current Wyrms of Pasandir books, contain many steampunk elements. You can visit him at his website: www.paulhorsman-author.com.