Blades of the Old Empire: The Majat Code, Book 1 (Mass Market Paperbound)

The Majat Code, Book 1

By Anna Kashina, Alejandro Colucci (Illustrator)

Angry Robot, 9780857664129, 488pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2014



Action, intrigue, and romance in this fantasy series from two-time Prism Award winner Anna Kashina.

When Prince Kythar falls under attack in his own castle, he has no idea that his enemies are none other than the ancient Kaddim Brotherhood plotting to destroy his royal line. His inborn ability to control the elements is the only power that can stop this plot, but there is one problem. Kyth's fighting skills are no match for the Kaddim, leaving him no time to put his magic to work.

To defeat the Kaddim, Kyth must rely on his bodyguard Kara, a beautiful Diamond-ranked assassin from the elite Majat Guild. But his enemies develop an elaborate plan to remove her from their way. Acting through treachery and scheming, they pitch Kara against the Majat, marking her as a target for the only warrior who can defeat her in battle. With the deadly assassin on their trail, Kythar and Kara must face impossible odds to save the kingdom and their lives.

File Under Fantasy Friend & Foe - Kingdoms at War - A Secret Gift - Uncomfortable Journeys ]

About the Author

Anna Kashina grew up in Russia and moved to the United States in 1994 after receiving her Ph.D. in cell biology from the Russian Academy of Sciences. She works as a biomedical researcher and combines career in science with her passion for writing. Anna's interests in ballroom dancing, world mythologies and folklore feed her high-level interest in martial arts of the Majat warriors. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Praise For Blades of the Old Empire: The Majat Code, Book 1

"Both Kyth and Ellah are likeable characters and it is a joy to follow their stories... There is a fairly even balance between the emotional aspects of the story and some fast-paced, ninja-style fight scenes, which leads to this being a pleasant, easy read and an entertaining story. A solid start to what looks to be an exciting series."
-British Fantasy Society

"There was a sense of grit and kick butt attitude with the Majat Guild that really separated this story from epic fantasy. I really cannot express enough times how highly I recommend this story to everyone."
-Bookworm in the Stars

Praise for Anna Kashina:

"Kashina's Arabesque novel ... will have readers dream of summoning their own djinn."
-Publishers Weekly

"Substantial and vivid ... Enthralling" -RTimes Book Reviews
"A rich treasure trove of imagery, color, romance, intrigue, and mystery"
- ForeWord Reviews (Featured Review)