Book One of The Kira Chronicles, an outstanding new fantasy trilogy from an exceptional new voice in fantasy fiction, The Whisper of Leaves possesses all the pace, sweeping storyline and finely drawn characters found in the very best epic fantasy.
Can healing defeat the sword?
In seasons long past, twin gold-eyed princes sundered a kingdom. Rejecting his twin brother's warrior ways, Kasheron established a community deep in the southern forests.
Forgotten by the outside world and protected by the trackless trees of Allogrenia, Kasheron's Tremen community has flourished, with his legacy of peace and healing upheld generations on.
But now the forest has been breached by hostile intruders ...
Fighting and bloodshed follow, testing even the skills of Kira, the greatest of all Tremen Healers. As well as sharing Kasheron's gift for healing, Kira has inherited his golden eyes and inspirational qualities - she, too, is seen as a leader amongst her people.
As the attacks upon the Tremen become more violent, Kira is faced with a terrible dilemma. Should she stay and risk the annihilation of her community, or set out on a perilous journey north to seek aid from their long-lost warrior kin?
With its beautifully drawn world, fast-paced plot and wonderful characters, The Whisper of Leaves heralds the arrival of a dazzling new talent on the fantasy landscape.
Karen Nikakis is an academic at Deakin University. A passionate reader and student of fantasy writing, Karen lives in Melton, Victoria with her husband and two children.
The Whisper of Leaves
Allen & Unwin
Author: K. S Nikakis