Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.
by Alexis Morgan
published by Signet
expected release date July 3, 2012
Summary (Goodreads): A cursed destiny. A band of warriors. And one troubled kingdom.
It is whispered in Agathia that the legendary warriors of the mist-cursed by the gods-can be summoned only when a champion is needed and the cause is just. Gideon, their captain, knows this to be the one path that will lead his men to redemption-lest they face an eternity of damnation.
Years have passed since anyone has journeyed to the river's edge, but times are desperate. Oppressed by a cruel guardian whose dark magic threatens to destroy her people, the beautiful and courageous Merewen calls upon the bespelled warriors. In Gideon she finds more than a champion, and in his arms, more than protection. However, their enemies are fighting with a power darker than anything than they imagined, and should Gideon fail, she will lose everything she holds dear-including her heart.
** I'm not familiar with this author but this sounds like an interesting fantasy with a strong lead female. Plus magic, romance, etc what else do you need? :)