Valor of the Healer, by Angela Highland
The Rook: An assassin hired by vengeful elven rebels to kill the calculating Duke of Shalridan, Julian walks into a trap and barely escapes with his life. Healed by a beautiful captive in the dungeons, he’s enthralled and vows to free her from the duke’s clutches.
The Hawk: A Knight of the Hawk duty-bound to cleanse elven magic from Adalonia, Kestar has a secret—and heretical—ability to sense the use of magic from afar. He knows something suspicious is happening in the duke’s keep, but he has no idea how deep the conspiracy goes.
The Dove: A half-elven healer with no control over her magic, Faanshi is the goddess’s to command. She’s always been a pawn of the powerful, but after healing two mysterious and very different men, she faces a choice that may decide the fate of the whole kingdom…
About the Book
Book 1 of the Rebels of Adalonia trilogy
Important Note: The Rebels of Adalonia books are not standalone novels, so you must read each book in sequence to get the entire story. Valor of the Healer is followed in turn by Vengeance of the Hunter and Victory of the Hawk.
Released April 15th, 2013!
Book 1 of the Rebels of Adalonia trilogy, Valor of the Healer has roots that stretch clear back into my high school days, when I was hand-writing stories in class! In 1998, I wrote the first scene for a story I was at the time going to call Lone Hawk’s Flight–and in 1999, I joined an online game called AetherMUSH, where I played the first incarnations of both Julian and Faanshi. In 2003, I started work on the very first draft of a novel called Lament of the Dove.
And in 2012, the sixth draft of that novel got me my offer from Carina Press.
I’m very proud to now bring you Valor of the Healer, the first book of a tale that’s been a long time coming. I hope you all enjoy it!
- Review by the Demon Librarian
- Review by Kelly Jensen (also appears at SFCrowsnest)
More Ways to Buy the Book
Valor of the Healer is on sale on all major ebook sites, and here is a roundup of all the places you can buy it. Look for the flag symbol for your country on the various buttons. And if you’re not ebook-inclined, there’s an audiobook edition of Valor as well!
Is this multi ethnic? I saw the title on netgalley and was curious before I attempted to request it. *crosses fingers*
Hi Ann and thank you for coming by to ask this question!
Valor of the Healer is multi-ethnic within the context of its own world; it’s not set in the real world. There are however two ethnicities of humans in the book, as well as the elves. My heroine Faanshi, depicted on the cover of Valor, has heritage from one of the darker-skinned human ethnicities as well as from the elves.
Among the humans, the white-skinned ethnicity are the majority since the action takes place in their nation, but there are other characters of Faanshi’s human ethnicity represented in the cast as well, and two of them will be of continued importance as the story progresses.
Again, thank you for coming by!
Thank you! I’ll be requesting!
You are most welcome and I hope you enjoy the book. 🙂