I want to open with this, because it’s important to me: Dragonsword is my favorite book, of the ones I’ve written so far, including 17 novels and a basket full of shorter work. The world of Sam & Sam continues to pick up new characters, and this is the cast that I’ve really been looking forward to. There are also a number of continual character transformations that are really important, over the course of this book. Makes this book, among all of my Sam & Sam books, their offshoots, and my other books, feel like home.
After the tumultuous formation in the first four books, Sam, Samantha, and Jason have hit their identities. The problem is that there’s a reason Samantha ran away from all of this in the first place: New York and its political intrigue is messy, dirty, and violent, and the more powerful you are, the more involved you are, whether you like it or not. And while Samantha may not like it, she’s not going to back down.