Those of you with Nooks or the Nook apps can enjoy a free download of The Winds of Khalakovo until June 9th so get it while it is hot. This is a a wonderful Fantasy series that will certainly sate most fans of GRRM. Here is the blurb:
Among inhospitable and unforgiving seas stands Khalakovo, a mountainous archipelago of seven islands, its prominent eyrie stretching a thousand feet into the sky. Serviced by windships bearing goods and dignitaries, Khalakovo's eyrie stands at the crossroads of world trade. But all is not well in Khalakovo. Conflict has erupted between the ruling Landed, the indigenous Aramahn, and the fanatical Maharraht, and a wasting disease has grown rampant over the past decade. Now, Khalakovo is to play host to the Nine Dukes, a meeting which will weigh heavily upon Khalakovo's future.Beaulieu also recently mentioned he is getting close to the end of the sequel The Straits of Galahesh, which should be out the first half of next year hopefully. Of course some edits need to worked on and he'll need feedback from his Editor at Night Shade before it is truly finished, but the bulk of the work is done.
When an elemental spirit attacks an incoming windship, murdering the Grand Duke and his retinue, Prince Nikandr, heir to the scepter of Khalakovo, is tasked with finding the child prodigy believed to be behind the summoning. However, Nikandr discovers that the boy is an autistic savant who may hold the key to lifting the blight that has been sweeping the islands. Can the Dukes, thirsty for revenge, be held at bay? Can Khalakovo be saved? The elusive answer drifts upon the Winds of Khalakovo...
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