A Sword Named Sorrow by Kara Dalkey
How far would you go to find out the truth?
Author of the acclaimed fantasy novel "Little Sister", Kara Dalkey has created a new, epic historical fantasy novel that takes us on a harrowing journey through heart-breaking discoveries in a haunted, mysterious land.
Raised in a convent and betrayed by those who were meant to protect her, Coraza’s life has never been easy. But things go from bad to worse when she learns her father, Erculeo Salamago, a sorcerous swordsmith, has vanished.
Her only hope at a life beyond the desiccating wall of her prison is to trust a young man she just met named Filipo, and flee into the night with the only piece of her father she has left. A sword named Sorrow.
Travelling the countryside together in search of the truth, they quickly learn the world they live in is a dangerous one. While evading the holy servants of the Mariana church, and battling demons called tzinn, they are pulled into a war of forbidden magics, one in which Coraza and Filipo must risk their lives to discover their destiny, save their county and each other.