In a land ruled by knights, the line between protection and oppression can be a subtle one. When a sickly prince leaves the succession in doubt, unrest spreads through the land, and ambitious men gather in the shadows ready to take advantage of any weakness.
When Mariette finds her home and family threatened, she will use any weapon to protect her son’s birthright. She wants revenge and to end the fear that is spreading across their lands. Thrust into intrigue, and the politics of the court and the bedroom, she chooses to play a dangerous game.
Edouard knows how to fight and believes he understands the concept of honour and duty. It is a knight’s responsibility to guard the weak, through skill and the right of arms. Despite his father’s words of caution, Edouard is certain he understands his place in the game. He thinks the difference between right and wrong is simple, but the line is harder to see and easier to cross than he can know.
Soon both are caught in a world where treachery, honour and love are hopelessly blurred. With each twist of betrayal, the plot unfolds towards tragedy. In the end, more than hearts and pride are at stake, lives stand at risk and trust will become an act of bravery.
Traitor Blade is a complex and ambitious epic, featuring battles political, military, familial and even magical. Edouard and Mariette are two unlikely and ill-prepared heroes. They’re bold and capable, but also deeply flawed – not unlike the kingdom that they’re (often reluctantly) trying to save. (Pornokitsch.com)