I Can't Wait for... Sword of Fire by Katharine Kerr

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about and have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released, but not necessarily. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was originally hosted at Breaking the Spine.

My pick for this week is the start of a new Deverry trilogy about Guildwoman Alyssa and Lady Dovina, two women who must risk their lives against tyranny and corruption.

Title: Sword of Fire

Author:  Katharine Kerr

Publisher: Daw

Publication Date: Feb 18, 2020

Genres: Epic Fantasy

Shelves: Female-author, Female-fronted-fantasy

This first novel of an epic fantasy trilogy reintroduces readers to the beloved and bestselling world of Deverry, blending magic, politics, and adventure in an unforgettable setting.

The bards are the people's voice--and their sword.

All over the kingdom of Deverry, the common people are demanding reform of the corrupt law courts. In Aberwyn, the situation catches fire when Gwerbret Ladoic, second in authority only to the High King, allows a bard to starve to death rather than hear their grievances.

Guildwoman Alyssa, a student at the local scholars' collegium, and Lady Dovina, the gwerbret's own daughter, know that evidence exists to overthrow the so-called traditional legal system, if they can only get it into the right hands. The powerful lords will kill anyone who threatens their privileges.

To retrieve the proof, Alyssa must make a dangerous journey that will either change her life forever--or end it.


  1. Really excited to read this one. Heard you don't have to be familiar with her Deverry books to start this series, for which I'm glad because I'm completely new to her work!

  2. Same here, I read the first 2 Deverry books ages ago, way back in high school, but hardly remember anything. This looks like a new story, new characters, so a fresh start,


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