Between the first and second book of the Varangian trilogy Sabine Atkins ended up with a new idea.
"While creating the background for Edric, the hero in my "Varangian" book series, I ended up with wanting to write a Young Adult novel as well, but with a female main character and written for a predominantly young female audience." [Source]
Since a couple of weeks the first result is availablae in form of Princess Soraya and The Secret Order of Maracanda (eBook , 2012) [ASIN: B00946EZX4] which is the first book in the Princess Soraya Adventures series.
"A girl of noble birth falls in love with a strikingly handsome warrior, who is both angel and demon ...
Princess Soraya is the daughter of the sultan of Maracanda, a bustling city on the Silk Road, one of the most important trading routes of the Middle Ages. Her careless life is interrupted when she goes on an ill-fated journey with her father, and her life is saved by Edric.
As if being overwhelmed by all her new feelings for a boy trained to become a merciless killer isn't enough, Soraya soon finds out that the sultan's trusted alchemist is involved in the dangerous endeavors of a secret group of alchemists and jinn.
This confronts Soraya and Edric with a choice between giving in to their growing desire for each other or saving a splendid city from destruction." [Source]
As a regularly reader of the blog you know, that I normally do not read YA novels. So why do I post about this book?
The reason is quite simple. I'm a fan of the Varangian trilogy by Sabine Atkins - review of Varangian: The Stone of Babylon, review of Varangian: The Assassins of Teneo Mundus - and I thought it would be a good idea to show you, that there are more stories starring Edric the Varangian.
AND TODAY - December 21, 2012 - YOU CAN GET Princess Soraya and The Secret Order of Maracanda FOR FREE.