Coming this fall to a bookstore near you is Ice and Snow, my debut novella set in the world of Legend of the Five Rings and featuring the elegant and artistic Crane Clan. The story will be published as part of the omnibus The Great Clans of Rokugan Vol. 1 alongside three other fantastic novellas that center on the Phoenix, Scorpion, and Unicorn Clans. The book releases in trade paperback and ebook edition on November 16, 2021, from Aconyte Books.

I look forward to sharing more about Ice and Snow’s heroine and the challenges she faces in the coming months. If you’re a fan of romantic fantasy with swashbuckling action and courtly intrigue, I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering it at your favorite bookstore. You can read the full announcement on the Aconyte Books home page.

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Warring samurai clans fight with swords and magic for the Emperor’s favor with these collected Legend of the Five Rings novellas, including a brand-new novella of the Crane Clan.

Ice and Snow by Katrina Ostrander – a surprise attack and courtly machinations challenge the untested heir to the Crane Clan to keep the peace and prove her value to her family.

The Sword and the Spirits by Robert Denton III – the champion of the Phoenix Clan must save her lost love from the darkness consuming him, and the menace of a desecrated shrine.

Whispers of Shadow and Steel by Mari Murdock – in the Scorpion City of Lies, the “only honest Scorpion” magistrate is caught between family and finding justice in a murder case.

Across the Burning Sands by Daniel Lovat Clark – the future heir to the mighty Unicorn Clan faces duplicity, assassins, betrayal, and even sorcery as he seeks peace with the caliph of al-Zawira.

Images courtesy Aconyte Books.