paperback, 484 pages

Published April 14, 2020 by Argyll Productions.


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5 stars (5 reviews)

Halla is a housekeeper who has suddenly inherited her great-uncle's estate... and, unfortunately, his relatives. Sarkis is an immortal swordsman trapped in a prison of enchanted steel. When Halla draws the sword that imprisons him, Sarkis finds himself attempting to defend his new wielder against everything from bandits and roving inquisitors to her own in-laws... and the sword itself may prove to be the greatest threat of all.

2 editions

In love with a sword

5 stars

Something that needs to be gotten out of the way: There's very clearly a formula at work here. You're going to see the same pattern of how the relationships shake out in all of the books set in this world.


Each one is still a unique story, and absolutely worth reading. The personalities at play, and the specifics of how things shake out are still compelling when you know basically what is going to happen.

This is a fun story (with some angsty bits - part of the formula) and descends into utter ridiculousness at points, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Highly recommend.

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