Bladesmith Duology

Blade of Secrets

BLADE OF SECRETS is book 1 in the Bladesmith Duology.

Eighteen-year-old Ziva prefers metal to people. She spends her days tucked away in her forge, safe from society and the anxiety it causes her, using her magical gift to craft unique weapons imbued with power.

Then Ziva receives a commission from a powerful warlord, and the result is a sword capable of stealing its victims secrets. A sword that can cut far deeper than the length of its blade. A sword with the strength to topple kingdoms. When Ziva learns of the warlord’s intentions to use the weapon to enslave all the world under her rule, she takes her sister and flees.

Joined by a distractingly handsome mercenary and a young scholar with extensive knowledge of the world’s known magics, Ziva and her sister set out on a quest to keep the sword safe until they can find a worthy wielder or a way to destroy it entirely.

Released May 4, 2021

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Praise for Blade of Secrets:

Blade of Secrets was an addictive page-turner. Loaded with action, betrayal, slow-burn romance―honestly, that is the best first kiss scene ever―I couldn’t put it down. I fell in love with Ziva, her sister, and their very “interesting” companions. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and gasp.” ―Mary E. Pearson, New York Times-bestselling author of The Remnant Chronicles

“Exciting, romantic, and filled with magic, BLADE OF SECRETS is a fast-paced journey through a fractured kingdom. Ziva is an amazing main character, with a gentle heart and a fierce need to do what’s right, even in the face of incredible odds. This is a book you’ll want to read right away―and then reach for that sequel.” ―Jodi Meadows, New York Times-bestselling author of My Lady Jane and the Fallen Isles trilogy

Blade of Secrets is an impactful, eye-opening journey of social anxiety that is flawlessly blended with Levenseller’s signature flair for adventure and romance. It’s the best kind of story, inciting understanding and compassion while allowing the reader to escape reality.” ―Bookstagram sensation Bridget Howard, @darkfaerietales_

“This fast-paced novel caters to popular romance and fantasy tropes while still feeling fresh, but it really shines in its portrayal of Ziva, who has an anxiety disorder… Readers will be craving not just the sequel but also more fantasy fiction that handles disabilities with this level of care.” ― The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (BCCB)

“Levenseller (The Shadows between Us, 2020) elevates her already intriguing fantasy world through her depiction of Ziva, whose anxiety will ring true for anyone who’s ever had a panic attack. Added details about how Ziva functions in everyday life with her anxiety, something not often addressed in fantasy, bring additional depth. Grab this and devour it.” ― Booklist, starred review

Master of Iron

Coming 2022

MASTER OF IRON is book 2 in the Bladesmith Duology.