Volume thirty-five of the saga of Dray Prescot is now available from Fictionwise and all other good ebookstores. Storm over Vallia by Alan Burt Akers is a stand-alone novel which falls in the middle of the Witch War Cycle, and is about Prince Drak and his war with the Kov Vodun Alloran, traitor and self-styled king of Southwest Vallia.
Here is the Introduction by Alan Burt Akers:
Storm over Vallia is a complete story of the magnificent and mysterious, beautiful and terrible world of Kregen, a planet orbiting Antares four hundred light years from Earth. On that world of headlong adventure much may be achieved and much lost. Far more than merely a strong sword arm is required for victory. Far more than a cunning and devious brain is needed to secure success.
For Drak, Prince Majister of Vallia, son of Dray Prescot and Delia, emperor and empress of Vallia, and Queen Lushfymi of Lome, passionate, willful, extraordinarily beautiful, mysterious, and Silda Segutoria, daughter of Seg and Thelda Segutorio, are caught in a web of fate and intrigue, of blood and death, that demands of them all that they are.
But the story begins with Lon the Knees, animal handler, as, dragged from caring for his domestic animals, he marches in the victory parade of Kov Vodun Alloran, traitorous and usurping master of all Southwest Vallia.
Under the streaming mingled lights of the Suns of Scorpio the fates of these people of Kregen twine among the destinies of that exotic world.
And here is the blurb:
Drak, Crown Prince of Vallia, Dray Prescot’s son, was sore beset on three sides. For one, he was leading an army of liberation against the usurper Alloran who had seized part of Vallia – and who was grinding Drak’s troops down with blackest magic and most villainous mercenaries.
For two, he was the target of a marriage plot by an allied queen, whose forces he needed desperately.
For the third, he was in love with Silda, daughter of his father’s loyal friend, Seg the Bowman. And Silda was now in Alloran’s camp, a black leather swordswoman commanding the usurper’s do or die Amazon guards!
Magic, mystery, treason, warfare and romance make a heady concoction – and before this adventure was over, Drak would have his fill of it all!
Come to Kregen, planet of the two suns of Antares, and join the excitement!