The Harp of Kings
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
A story about trusting yourself and your comrades, the first instalment of the Warrior Bard series by Juliet Marillier brings together a new set of characters in a world familiar to her existing readers. Liobhan, Brocc and Dau are training to join the elite warriors and spies of Swan Island when they are offered a unique opportunity: a mission to prove themselves worthy. But over the course of their mission, they learn bigger troubles are facing the world, troubles that go beyond the world of men and into the uncanny Otherworld. The relationships are realistic, growing and changing with time, and the tension remains steady right to the conclusion. This is a book of magic, determination, and music, perfect for young adult and adult readers.