Chains of Honor: the Prequels (Tales 1-3)

Chains of Honor: the Prequels (Tales 1-3)

by Lindsay Buroker

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Grab all three Chains of Honor prequel novellas in this boxed set and save money.

Previously published as the Swords & Salt Collection, these adventures take place a few months before Warrior Mage and show how Yanko first meets Dak and Lakeo.

Tale 1: A Question of Honor

With less than six months until his entrance exams for the famed Nurian warrior-mage academy, Yanko is sent to his uncle's salt mine for "hardening," as his father calls it. He expects endless days of physical labor; what he doesn't expect is to have to choose one of the mine's prisoners as a sparring partner.

Not wanting his uncle to think him a coward, Yanko picks a big scarred man from Turgonia, a land known for its ruthless warriors. Only after his selection does he learn that he'll be expected to kill his opponent... before his opponent kills him.

Tale 2: Labyrinths of the Heart

After months of working in his uncle's mine, Yanko longs to see his family and friends again, especially Arayevo, the woman he has adored from afar since he was a boy. When she travels two days and asks to see him, his mind dances at the possibilities.

But the mines are busy: there's a political delegate to humor, a maiden in distress to help, and a wedding that must go perfectly--or else. Yanko will be lucky if he finds a chance to talk to Arayevo before she disappears from his life forever.

Tale 3: Death from Below

A visit from Yanko's older brother is interrupted when an alarm blasts through the mine. Mutilated workers have been found dead in a newly opened tunnel.

Yanko has been studying to become a mage, and his brother is a soldier, so they believe they are prepared to deal with this unknown threat, but what awaits them in the subterranean depths is nothing the mine has seen in its hundreds of years of operation.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148918103
Publisher: Lindsay Buroker
Publication date: 12/22/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 56,818
File size: 729 KB

About the Author

Lindsay is a full-time independent fantasy author who loves travel, hiking, tennis, and vizslas. She grew up in the Seattle area but moved to Arizona when she realized she was solar-powered.

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Chains of Honor: the Prequels (Tales 1-3) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
fondantwishes More than 1 year ago
Another fun ride with Lindsay Buroker. I fall so in love with everything she writes that I'm finding it hard to pick a favorite series! Although Sic and Am will always have a special place in my heart (and my Nook), every character in every book written by this author unfolds brilliantly. In this latest collection, Yanko is likeable, bighearted, and wonderfully short, everything you'd hope for in a reluctant hero. My solution to the favorite series dilemma? Keep writing them ALL Lindsay, you mighty weaver-of-tales! 
Anonymous 11 months ago
the story was interesting and the characters were fun. Good banter. The main character was hard to believe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent character development, good storyline and a main character that is likable. I look foward to reading more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These short story prequels provide a good foundation for chains of honor, book 1.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story! Enjoyed the charaters & plot! Have enjoyed her other books as well!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People looking at this & contemplating purchase should be made aware that, contrary to the visual representation above, this is not 3 full-fledged books.  It is a set of short stories, that might make up 3 chapters in a single book.  Caveat Emptor.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago