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A RISING MOON will be released in November, 2018. It is the sequel to A FADING SUN and the protagonist of the novel is Orla Paorach, the daughter of Voada, the protagonist of A FADING SUN. Here's the catalog copy:

“Orla! Hurry, girl! You must come with me!”
Orla Paorach’s life was overturned for the first time when her mother Voada was beaten senseless, and Orla was taken by Bakir, a minor Mundoan army officer, as his second wife. Now her world is shattered a second time: Bakir has died in battle, and so has her mother, now known as the Mad Draoi of the Cateni. Orla flees northward to Onglse, the island home of the draoi that is the center of the Cateni rebellion against the Mundoa. She becomes quickly embroiled in battle as well as deceptions from both sides of the conflict, as everyone expects that she’s come take up her mother’s mantle. Those who knew her mother offer their help, but can she trust any of them? Can she avoid becoming the Mad Draoi herself, lost in the magic her mother once tried to wield?
An intense, fast-paced novel, A RISING MOON explores trust, courage, and the deep seduction of power.

The fantastic cover is again by the talented Cliff Nielsen.

Our first review has just come in, from Publishers Weekly: Here's the pull quote I was sent: "Orla’s epic chronicle of revenge ripples with elaborate magic, layers of logistics and war planning, politics, betrayal, and factions vying for power. It’s sure to please any reader of high fantasy.”

Hopefully that makes you want to go out and pre-order it!

Another review, from Library Journal: "In this sequel to A FADING SUN, Leigh returns to his setting of an alternate first-century Britain… Newcomers can easily follow the story without having read the earlier book. Fans of Melanie Karsak’s HIGHLAND RAVEN and similar Celtic historical fantasies will especially enjoy. VERDICT: ...This fast-paced, character-driven fantasy will keep readers flipping pages right to the end."

And another: "Fantasy lovers who like Druids and old word Roman times will enjoy this imaginative world....Original and tense.  This book expertly mixes with ghosts, magical powers and a desperate fight for freedom into an exhilarating read!" -- Bookaholics Romance Book Club

 

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Here is a sample from the opening of A RISING MOON (from the uncorreced galleys, so it might be slightly different.from the final copy)..

Sample of A RISING MOON

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And here's links to where you can purchase A RISING MOON!

Amazon

B&N