Recognition for SWORD OF THE SEVEN SINS:
- FINALIST for the 2020 Foreword INDIE Award in Young Adult Fiction
- Shortlisted for the The Manly Wade Wellman Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy (which recognizes outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors).
About SWORD OF THE SEVEN SINS:
From Emily Colin, author of the New York Times-bestselling novel The Memory Thief.
Eva Marteinn never wanted to be a killer.
Raised in the Commonwealth, where citizens live and die by the code of the Seven Sins, Eva is sickened by the barbaric punishments the High Priests inflict. She sees the Bellators of Light, the Commonwealth’s executioners, as no more than conscienceless killers.
When she’s Chosen as the first female bellator—and can’t refuse, on threat of exile or disgrace—Eva is devastated. But she turns out to be inordinately gifted at the very role she abhors…no thanks to her mentor, Ari Westergaard, who alternates between ignoring her and challenging her to impossible tests.
Ari’s indifference conceals a dangerous secret: He’s loved Eva since they were children. When Eva falls for Ari too, she knows they should do anything to avoid each other. Love is forbidden. Lust is a death sentence. But as mentor and apprentice, they’re bound by the blood oath they swore the day of Eva’s Choosing.
Balanced on a razor’s edge of desire and betrayal, the two uncover a secret that could overturn the Commonwealth itself. Now Eva must make an impossible choice: Turn her back on Ari, and remain loyal to the only home she’s ever known—or risk everything on the slim hope of freedom, and stake her life on the boy she’s come to love.
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Praise for SWORD OF THE SEVEN SINS
“A hot, fast-paced, beautifully written story you won’t want to miss!” -Caitlin Sinead, author of Heartsick
“Amazing characters and a fast plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat!” -S.E. Anderson, author of the Starstruck Saga
“A rollicking ride through forbidden love and deadly adventure. … I haven’t ached for love like this to conquer all since Tris and Four. Eva and Ari forever.” -Leigh Statham, Author of the Daughter Trilogy
Praise for Colin’s Books
“This absorbing first effort brings to mind the mountaineers of a Jon Krakauer read, the tenderness of a Nicholas Sparks novel, and the enduring love story of Charles Martin’s The Mountain between Us, all sprinkled with a heady dose of passion.” -Booklist
“A splendid mix of time travel, romantic yearning, and moving on after grief.” -Publishers Weekly
“Mesmerizing…dazzlingly original and as haunting as a dream.” –Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You
- Author: Emily Colin
- Title: SWORD OF THE SEVEN SINS
- Publication Date: August 3, 2020
- ISBN Paper: 978-1-947834-46-0
- ISBN Ebook: 978-1-947834-47-7
- Distributed through Ingram