The Swordsman’s Lament
Author: G.M. White
When a prince is murdered, a legendary swordsman stands accused.
The King wants blood . . .
and loyalty counts for nothing.
Belasko thought he was beyond intrigues and machinations. But when the grief-stricken King demands vengeance, Belasko discovers he is expendable. His options are clear… find the real killer or satisfy the royal bloodlust.
With the forces of the palace mobilised against him he is thrust into the city’s bleak underbelly and must fight to discover the truth. With betrayal around every corner he must form unlikely alliances. Can the veteran warrior survive long enough to protect his friends and prove his innocence?
Join Belasko on a fast-paced fantasy adventure as he hunts the real killer, from courtly intrigue to the depths of the city’s criminal underworld, and learns the true meaning of The Swordsman’s Lament.
The king’s champion… one of his closest confidants… now, having fallen from the king’s graces, he runs for his life in a mad attempt to prove his innocence in the murder of his close friend, the prince.
The Swordsman’s Lament had me captivated from the first few pages. At first it seemed as if the story was starting off on a slower note, but there’s a certain element of mystery that is introduced in the first few pages that continues throughout and kept me turning the pages. G.M. White’s story is one that is right up my alley – full of adventure, action, and twists and turns jumping out from every corner.
Belasko is an intriguing character that has you endeared from the start. He is the typical strong protagonist of many fantasy adventure stories, but is made human by his injuries that are catching up to him from his life a the king’s champion. Throughout Belasko’s tale, I never once felt bored or like I just wanted to put the book down to do something else. Instead, I was left turning the pages in a desperate attempt to figure out Belasko’s fate and to discover who really killed Prince Kellan.
If books like The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, or The Last Kingdom intrigue you, then G.M. White’s The Swordsman’s Lament is for you! If you have already read, or if you plan to read, The Swordsman’s Lament, drop a comment below – I’d love to discuss with you what you thought of this thrilling tale!
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About the author:
G.M. White has always been an avid reader, a love of the written word instilled in him by his parents at an early age. This may or may not have something to do with the fact that he was a very talkative child and the only time he was quiet was when he had his head in a book. Anyway, we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt on that one. A lifelong storyteller he finally decided to put his imagination to good use and set pen to paper (well, fingers to keyboard) and started to write down the worlds that he carried with him in his head. The Swordsman’s Lament is his first novel, published September 2019.