Usurper – By Gerry Ironspear
Book two of the stunning Guide and the Sword series kicked off by Lakhoni.
A wicked blood priest.
A sister and brother who will see justice done.
Battered, broken, and branded a traitor to his people, Lakhoni races after Molgar, the treacherous snake who seeks to rule through murder. Together with Alronna and Ree, they battle through arcane caverns, vicious warriors, and mortal injury to catch up to Molgar, who knows the hiding place of the last ancient Relic of power. And if Molgar secures the Sword while he possesses the Guide, his reign will corrupt two nations.
At the same time, Simra, betrayed and abandoned, seeks a place she can make a difference, a place apart from her lonely search for the boy she thought she loved. Her loyalty and compassion take her on a path that could change the destiny of the known world.
As the journeys of Lakhoni, Simra, and Molgar converge, an ultimate showdown looms. But when the time comes to end the conflict once and for all, Lakhoni will have to decide if he can ally with his nation’s most ancient enemy to stop an even greater evil. If they fail, the entire continent will run with the blood of innocents.
Usurper is the non-stop sequel to the bestselling fantasy Lakhoni. Set in an alternate world with a fantastical twist on Meso-American history, it drinks deep from the wellspring of American fiction to deliver a swashbuckling adventure in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs.