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Avenging Lance

A Warrior's Redemption 3

by M.D. Grimm

Avenging Lance - M.D. Grimm - A Warrior's Redemption
Part of the A Warrior's Redemption series:
Editions:Kindle - First Edition
Pages: 436
ePub - First Edition
Pages: 436
Paperback - First Edition

A child’s memory.

A journey’s end.

Lance doesn’t remember the time before Ulfr found him. It’s a dark pit in his mind that he avoids at all costs. And yet, despite his best efforts, pieces start to fall, and echoes from the past begin to ring. However, he has little time to comprehend their meaning, since the Captain of the Imperial Army herself has come to collect him and bring him to the capital city of the Nifdem Empire.

Whisked away to the gilded streets and glittering court of the Hill of Tarran, and then to the snowy reaches of Swenen, Lance and Gust will learn the answers to questions they’ve had from the start. And be forced to acknowledge their roles in the survival of the empire and the ripple effects of their actions. But such knowledge can come at a steep price.

As allies and enemies begin to step from the shadows, Lance will learn the truth of his past and the price of his redemption, and all the pain that comes with them. While Gust will have to decide what he’s willing to sacrifice to safeguard the one he loves.

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The drums pulsed through the night, and the drune’s heart synced with the sound. She drank the concoction made from sacred mushrooms and closed her eyes. She danced under the dark sky that showed only stars, the moon gone black. The two other tribes nearby drummed for their drunes. The three of them participated in the ritual, seeking answers from the gods. Then they would compare their visions. It was time to know the course of their people’s future.


She’d lost faith in the gods once. After a great tragedy, she’d turned her back and had become lost. How could the gods allow such pain and loss? How could they not warn her so that she could protect her family? It was only her husband and her wife that had brought her back. Their persistence, love, and need for her to believe again were the only reasons why she was still alive and dancing. That was years ago. Years for her to remember that the gods didn’t cause things to happen. Their children had free will. Their children made choices. But when asked for help, the gods wished to offer guidance.

That was what she did now. She sensed that something was coming. Some great change over the horizon. She had to know more. The foreboding wasn’t to be ignored. She would not lose any one else that she loved.

So she danced through the night, the rhythmic drumming holding her captive, the mushrooms opening gateways in her mind. She saw things. She heard things. She even smelt and felt things. It came through in a jumble, and it was her duty to interpret and make sense of the gods’ words.

Then a face. A face she had not seen in decades. A face she never thought to see again.

Could it be true?

Joy overcame her and she fell into darkness.

It was morning when she awoke. Her wife, Feona, sat on the edge of her bed, holding a steaming cup of tea. Nuadu, her husband and chief of the Vannri tribe, stood at the entry to her room, watching over them both. Despite his advanced age, he was sturdy and strong. His courage and loyalty had attracted her so many years before. While it wasn’t required, it was seen as a good omen when a drune married a tribe’s chieftain. Nuadu and Feona had already been married for two years before Emer caught his eye, and then hers. They’d both courted her, and she’d fallen in love with them. It had been hard to leave her birth tribe but such things must be done to strengthen clans and to create alliances. Feona had made a similar sacrifice to wed Nuadu. She’d left the Ulstren tribe to join him. Since her brother was chief of that tribe, he’d followed them when the drunes suggested they move closer to the fortress wall. None of the other tribes had come, though all yokans knew that their futures hung on a knife’s point.

“Can you sit up?” Feona asked.

She pushed up slowly and then sighed. She took the tea with a smile.

“What did you see, Emer?” Nuadu asked.

“Give her a moment,” Feona said with an edge.

Nuadu shot her a look before subsiding.

Emer smiled and sipped. “You know I must talk with the other drunes before I can reveal what I have seen. Yet I will say that I am hopeful that joy will be soon upon us.”

Feona leaned forward and Nuadu stepped closer.

“The end of the war?” Nuadu asked.

“I am certain there will be a battle but….”

“Yes?” Feona stroked her arm.

Emer stared down at her tea and took a deep breath as hope and sorrow twined around her heart. “I believe that one who was lost to me will return. I should not tell you but… I saw a man upon a horse the color of storms, and he had a righteous companion of healing energy standing at his right hand. They will bring change.”

Nuadu blew out a breath and Feona’s eyes widened. She tenderly touched Emer’s face and lifted it so their gazes met.

“Is it the boy?” she whispered.

Emer’s vision blurred, and she closed her eyes against the sting. Feona embraced her.

“He’s coming to us,” Emer said on a thread of sound. “He’s finally coming home.”

Reviews:Linda on Paranormal Romance Guild wrote:

I loved this series and the two main characters, whose love for each other and faith in one other is unparalleled. Gust loves the very man who killed his parents, but he knows that it was Scourge and not Lance who did the deed, and it is Lance whom he first met and fell in love with. This book takes us on the journey with Gust and Lance, as Lance fights with who he was in the past and for who he wants to be in the future. Lance’s past took me by surprise – it was filled with pain and death – but it finally allowed him to see who he really is.

A Warrior’s Redemption is a journey to discovery, and both the main characters and the secondary characters were wonderful. I can’t recommend this series highly enough.

What does it truly mean to be redeemed?

Lance, formerly known as Scourge, hopes to answer that question. His journey will take him all over the Nifdem Empire, and along the way he will meet friends and foes alike. With him travels his best friend and great love, Gust, a talented and compassionate healer, and his loyal stallion, Brutus. The three of them will unknowingly set into motion a chain of events that will change their homeland forever. They must trust in themselves and in each other if they hope to make it out alive.

Check out the other books in this trilogy!

  1. Healing Lance
  2. Forgiving Lance

About the Author

M.D. Grimm has wanted to write stories since second grade (kind of young to make life decisions, but whatever) and nothing has changed since then (well, plenty of things actually, but not that!). Thankfully, she has indulgent parents who let her dream, but also made sure she understood she’d need a steady job to pay the bills (they never let her forget it!). After graduating from the University of Oregon and majoring in English, (let’s be honest: useless degree, what else was she going to do with it?) she started on her writing career and couldn’t be happier. Working by day and writing by night (or any spare time she can carve out), she enjoys embarking on romantic quests and daring adventures (living vicariously, you could say) and creating characters that always triumph against the villain, (or else what’s the point?) finding their soul mate in the process.