The first book in the Sword-Dancer saga introduces the legendary adventures of Tiger and Del, magic wielders and skilled warriors
He was Tiger, born of the desert winds, raised as a slave and winning his freedom by weaving a special kind of magic with a warrior’s skill. Now he was an almost legendary sword-dancer, ready to take on any challenge—if the price was right.
She was Del, born of ice and storm, trained by the greatest of Northern sword masters. Now, her ritual training completed, and steeped in the special magic of her own runesword, she had come South in search of the young brother stolen five years before.
But even Del could not master all the dangers of the deadly Punja alone. And meeting Del, Tiger could not turn back from the most intriguing challenge he’d ever faced—the challenge of a magical, mysterious sword-dancer of the North….
Jennifer Roberson is the author of the Chronicles of the Cheysuli, the Sword-Dancer Saga, the Karavans series, and the new urban fantasy series Blood & Bone. She has also published three historical novels and several in other genre, and a… More about Jennifer Roberson
“Not only a welcome continuation of the adventures of an engaging pair of heroes, but a solid introduction to first-time readers. A good choice for fantasy collections.” —Library Journal
“Jennifer Roberson has such confidence in this series and such knowledge of her characters that she is in the position many story tellers would envy…. A fascinating fantasy novel that works on many levels at once.” —Barnes & Noble Explorations
“An innovator in every aspect…. This is surefire entertainment from an author destined for greatness in the fantasy genre.” —Rave Reviews
“Exciting swordplay, elegant prose, and detailed relationships make this latest sword-and-sorcery fantasy a must-read.” —Romantic Times
“The fragility in [Del and Tiger’s] relationship…is beautifully developed. This relationship between equals, their growing partnership, is even more fascinating than the sword and sorcery adventure which serves as its framework.” —SFRA
“Sword-Dancer shows a quantum leap in storytelling…. [Roberson] continues to create memorable heroines.” —Phoenix Gazette
“[Sword-Maker] has more hairpin turns and slippery twists than a mountain road in a snowstorm…. I can’t wait to read the next book in this surprising and excellent series.” —American Fantasy