New Release: Twist of the Blade

twistoftheblade Elizabeth’s latest Audible release is the second book in the Shards of Excalibur series by Edward Willett: Twist of the Blade. The first book in the series is already available at Audible: Song of the Sword, which has garnered very positive reviews. The remaining three books in the series will be released over the course of the summer. This wonderful Canadian YA fantasy series is a unique twist on the old Arthurian stories of Merlin, the Lady of the Lake, and the powerful sword Excalibur.

Having saved the first Shard of the sword Excalibur from Internet mogul Rex Major (aka Merlin), Ariane and Wally are on the lookout for the second. Wally is worried that the power of the first Shard is already changing Ariane, giving her the strength to do good and evil, and when she badly injures his bullying sister, Flish, it seems he’s right.

Meanwhile, they have a serious problem: Ariane’s located the second Shard in France. Sure, her inherited powers from the Lady of the Lake enable her to travel magically through fresh water, but it hasn’t escaped their notice that there’s a huge saltwater ocean separating them from their next target. And Rex Major is already on his way there.

As Major uses Wally’s doubts – and his secret wish to be more than just a nerdy sidekick – to cause a rift between the friends, Ariane takes the chance to go it alone. But if the first Shard’s power is barely controllable, how will she fare when two Shards are united? And what can Wally do to get his friend back?

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