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Havemercy by ladyjaida & danibennett...aka. Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett

I just preordered my own hardback on Amazon early this morning! WOOT! Why am I psyched about this? Well, let's see...dragons, check...magic, check...four main guys, check (oh the slash possibilities *__*). Not to mention a great cover, solid storyline, fabulous early reviews...how can I not buy this? PLUS IT'S ladyjaida!!!

The Blurb: This stunning epic fantasy debut introduces two exciting new authors—and a world brimming with natural and man-made wonders, extraordinary events, and a crisis that will test the mettle of men, the boundaries of magic, and the heart and soul of a kingdom.

Thanks to its elite Dragon Corps, the capital city of Volstov has all but won the hundred years’ war with its neighboring enemy, the Ke-Han. The renegade airmen who fly the corps’s mechanical, magic-fueled dragons are Volstov’s greatest weapon. But now one of its more unruly members is at the center of the city’s rumor mill, causing a distraction that may turn the tide of victory.

With Volstov immersed in a scandal that may have international repercussions, the Ke-Han devise an ingenious plan of attack. To counter the threat, four ill-assorted heroes must converge to save the kingdom they love: an exiled magician, a naive country boy, a young student—and the unpredictable ace airman who flies the city’s fiercest dragon, Havemercy.

But on the eve of battle, these courageous men will face something that could make the most formidable of warriors hesitate, the most powerful of magicians weak, and the most unlikely of men allies in their quest to rise against it....

Filled with adventure and discovery, treachery and betrayal, Havemercy is a thrill ride to the unexpected—and an unforgettable journey that will linger long after the fire of battle has cleared.


*spazzes* Can I say it again? FOUR GUYS. And she's a slasher after our own hearts so *\o/*

Check it out on Amazon
Why oh why is everyone writing fantasy? Naomi Novik, Maya, and now Jaida. I do not read fantasy. *whines and complains*

(don't mind me, I just feel sorry for myself)
Well, perhaps it's 'cause they were in HP and that's children's fantasy? It seems like a logical progression. And fantasy/scifi is pretty much the only thing I read so ♥

(What do you usually enjoy otherwise?)
I rarely read newly published books for some reason. I like my literature slightly dusty, some would probably call them "the classics". Sci-fi and fantasy is my favourite TV fodder, but I don't like to read about it. On the other hand, my favourite books ever are the Dune novels (the originals only, I refuse to acknowledge the prequels and sequels).

I am also history nerd enough to enjoy reading encyclopedias. I'm not kidding, I own a twelve-piece complete history of the world kind of thing. I read it all. *g*
It sounds fantastic. And four guys, and one who's a- what, dragon flyer? *__*

Not sure if it will be on sell here, though. :/
Oh I can see it selling world wide - and if not, I used to buy books in batches of 3 to 6 on amazon.com and have them ship the books over. The books were totally worth it lol (I remember a time when HP was not available locally in bookstores ;__; - I had to special order them or buy them online)
The weird thing is I adore Jaida fics despite never reading the legendary shoebox. I have no doubt in her abilities though XD