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The Free

The Free


Led by Yulan, their charismatic captain, the Free have spent years selling their martial and magical skills to the highest bidder — winning countless victories that have shaken the foundations of the world. Now they finally plan to lay down their swords.

Yet when Yulan is offered a final contract, he cannot refuse — for the mission offers him the chance to erase the memories of the Free’s darkest hour, which have haunted him for years.

As the Free embark on their last mission, a potent mix of loyalty and vengeance is building to a storm. Freedom, it seems, carries a deadly price.
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Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy / Fiction / Fantasy / Epic

On Sale: October 14th 2014

Price: $15

Page Count: 480

ISBN-13: 9780316233491

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"Mesmerizing, magical, and human.... Ruckley keeps the story riveting even into the final pages."— Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on The Free
"Far above run-of-the-mill epic fantasy."—Library Journal (Starred Review) on The Free
"...the author delivers what...readers want: a big cast of interesting, sympathetic characters involved in complex, intelligent action and intrigue."—scifi.com on Winterbirth
"Heroic fantasy splashed with 300-style gore. . .Ruckley's realistic characters and sparing use of magic breathe new life into well-trod epic territory."—Entertainment Weekly on Winterbirth
"The author's unapologetically stark yet darkly poetic narrative displays a refreshing lack of stereotypical genre conventions, ensuring a fervent audience of epic fantasy fans..."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Winterbirth
"Ruckley is an imaginative, dramatic storyteller."—Associated Press