What do you guys think of these book descriptions?

These are both pretty rough, and I’m still working on a one-line teaser. The edits are coming along well, though, and the cover art should be done very soon. If all goes well, The Sword Keeper should be up for a September release pre-order by the end of next week!

SHORT DESCRIPTION

Tamuna Leladze never thought that a mysterious traveler at her aunt’s tavern would change her life forever. But the old man carries a sword that vanished from the pages of history more than a thousand years ago. That sword has a mind and a memory, and it has chosen Tamuna for purpose far greater than she realizes.

LONG DESCRIPTION

Tamuna Leladze always wanted to go on an adventure. Raised by her aunt, the village tavern keeper, and befriended by Nika, the shy but loyal stable boy, her only knowledge of the outside world comes from the travelers whose tables she serves.

But when an old wandering knight passes through at the end of the harvest season, all that begins to change. The man carries an ancient relic: a magic sword that vanished from the pages of history more than a thousand years ago. That sword has a mind and a memory, and it has chosen Tamuna for a much greater purpose than she realizes.

For far to the north, a terrible empire is spreading across the land through blood, fire, and steel. Led by an evil Brotherhood more ancient than the sword itself, it hunts the sword and the bearer who wields it. Very soon, their darkness will sweep the world.

According to the ancient prophecy, the last sword bearer will wield it in truth and wisdom to free the world of men. But as events carry Tamuna far from her village home, she cannot help but wonder if the sword has made a mistake.

Author: Joe Vasicek

Joe Vasicek is the author of more than twenty science fiction books, including the Star Wanderers and Sons of the Starfarers series. As a young man, he studied Arabic and traveled across the Middle East and the Caucasus. He claims Utah as his home.

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