It’s book two in the trilogy for this newly published author, which I’m seeing on trusted SFF sites is even better than his first. Which is pretty darned impressive! No second book slag for this talented author.
The Blurb: In a world where one’s magical prowess is determined by one’s skill with words and ability to spell, Nicodemus is a wizardly apprentice afflicted by a curse that causes him to misspell magical texts. Now, the demon who cursed him has hatched a conspiracy to force Nicodemus to change language and ultimately use it to destroy all human life.
As Nico tries to thwart the demon’s plan, he faces challenges from all sides. But his biggest challenge is his own disability, which causes him to create chaos wherever he goes. And the chaos surrounding Nico is affecting the world so profoundly that the kingdom to which he has fled to gather strength is on the brink of civil war, and he suspects that his closest allies—even Francesca, whom he loves more than life itself—may be subject to the demon’s vast powers. As Nico tries to forestall the apocalypse, he realizes that he doesn’t know if he can fully trust anyone, not even the woman he loves. And if he makes one wrong move, not only will his life be forfeit, he may end up destroying all mortal life as well.
Top cover copy for hardbound version in US and Canada; blue cover is for softbound UK.
Bio: Blake Charlton is currently a medical student at Stanford University. An active, engaging presence online, he lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Blog; Website; Facebook; Goodreads; LinkedIn; Twitter.
Last year; in 2010 Blake Charlton agreed to allow me to interview him here on Layers of Thought which I thoroughly enjoyed. Just a warning it will have specific interest and content for our female readers. Tee hee!
We also have a hilarious guest post that is a fun and short from last year. As in his book he blends the serious, mundane, and wry accessible humor in such a way that it is intelligent and fun.
For those of you who have not read Spellwright. - Blake’s first novel; it is now available in paperback format; I found a copy at our local library. So perhaps there will be one at yours?
The third in the series is purportedly named Disjunction and is planned to be released in 2012.
If you stop by Blake’s networking sites to say hello, tell him Layers of Thought sent you. He may just respond back since he's that kind of guy.
Thanks for reading!