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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Student and the Slave

Take a look at this
exciting new young adult action and adventure novel, The Student and
the Slave
, now available for purchase! This is the third book in
Krillonian Chronicles,
after The Collar and the Cavvarach and The
Gladiator and the Guard

The series is set in an alternate world that is very much like our own,
with just a few major differences.  One is that slavery is legal there.
 Slaves must wear metal collars that lock around their neck, making their
enslaved status obvious to everyone. Another difference is the popularity of a
martial art called cavvara shil.  It is fought with a cavvarach (rhymes
with "have a rack"), a weapon similar to a sword but with a steel
hook protruding from partway down its top edge.  Competitors can strike at
each other with their feet as well as with the blades.  You win in one of
two ways: disarming your opponent (hooking or knocking their cavvarach out of
their hands) or pinning their shoulders to the mat for five seconds.

First, a Little Information about Books 1 and

Book 1: The Collar and the Cavvarach

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is desperate to see his little
sister freed. But only victory in the Krillonian Empire's most prestigious
tournament will allow him to secretly arrange for Ellie's escape. Dangerous
people are closing in on her, however, and Bensin is running out of time. With
his one hope fading quickly away, how can Bensin save Ellie from a life of
slavery and abuse?

here to read chapter 1
of The Collar and the Cavvarach.

here to read about life in
the Krillonian Empire, where the series is set.
Book 2: The Gladiator and the Guard

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is just one victory away from
freedom. But after he is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he is condemned
to the violent life and early death of a gladiator. While his loved ones seek
desperately for a way to rescue him, Bensin struggles to stay alive and forge
an identity in an environment designed to strip it from him. When he infuriates
the authorities with his choices, he knows he is running out of time. Can he
stand against the cruelty of the arena system and seize his freedom before that
system crushes him?

here to read about life in
the arena where Bensin and other gladiators are forced to live and train.

And now, The Student and the Slave, with another awesome cover by
the talented 
Jack Lin!

Is this what freedom is supposed to be like?
 Desperate to provide for himself and his sister Ellie,
Bensin searches fruitlessly for work like all the other former slaves in
Tarnestra. He needs the money for an even more important purpose, though: to
rescue Coach Steene, who sacrificed himself for Bensin’s freedom. When members
of two rival street gangs express interest in Bensin’s martial arts skills, he
realizes he may have a chance to save his father figure after all … at a cost.

Meanwhile, Steene struggles with his new life of slavery in far-away Neliria.
Raymond, his young owner, seizes any opportunity to make his life miserable.
But while Steene longs to escape and rejoin Bensin and Ellie, he starts to
realize that Raymond needs him too. His choices will affect not only his own
future, but that of everyone he cares about. Can he make the right ones … and
live with the consequences?

Click here to
order The Student and the Slave from Amazon
 for $2.99 a discounted price of just 99 cents through November 31st!

About the Author:
Annie Douglass Lima spent
most of her childhood in Kenya and later graduated from Biola University in
Southern California. She and her husband Floyd currently live in Taiwan, where
she teaches fifth grade at Morrison Academy. She has been writing poetry, short
stories, and novels since her childhood, and to date has published fifteen
books (three YA action and adventure novels, four fantasies, a puppet script,
six anthologies of her students’ poetry, and a Bible verse coloring and
activity book). Besides writing, her hobbies include reading (especially
fantasy and science fiction), scrapbooking, and international travel.

Connect with the Author

Now, enter to win an Amazon gift card or a
free digital copy of the first two books in the series!

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