Faith will not save him.
Saker appears to be a simple priest, but in truth he's a spy for the head of his faith. Wounded in the line of duty by a Lascar sailor's blade, the weapon seems to follow him home. Unable to discard it, nor the sense of responsibility it brings, Saker can only follow its lead.
The dagger puts Saker on a journey to distant shores, on a path that will reveal terrible secrets about the empire, about the people he serves, and destroy the life he knows. The Lascar's dagger demands a price, and that price will be paid in blood.
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Glenda Larke was born in Western Australia and trained as a teacher. She has taught English in Australia, Vienna, Tunisia and Malaysia. Glenda has two children and lives in Western Australia, with her husband.Review:
"The Lascar's Dagger is a brilliant, complex, entertaining start to a new series, with deeply-considered cultures and characters, a plot that grabs hold and doesn't let go, exotic settings, and mysterious powers apparently determined to change the fate of anyone who comes near them. Outstanding all the way to the last word...which left me panting for more. Glenda Larke tops my chart."―Elizabeth Moon, New York Times bestselling author
"If it's breathtaking adventure, exotic world-building and fabulous characters and their dilemmas you're after, then Glenda Larke is the author you want. The Lascar's Dagger is the start of another wonderful fantasy series."―Karen Miller
"Magic, religion, and the spice trade combine in this intriguing series launch... This is an absorbing political fantasy that bodes well for the rest of the series."―Publishers Weekly on The Lascar's Dagger
"If you are looking for a new epic fantasy series that will engage, entertain (and maybe even enthrall you) in equal measures, then Larke's your author and The Forsaken Lands is your series."―Civilian Reader
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