A young lady is thrust into a world of espionage, betrayal and murder against her will. A survivor at heart, she befriends a master assassin who takes Michelle as her apprentice. Her new taskmaster is demanding and sparing in her praise, but Michelle is resolute in her desire to prove herself worthy.
After years of training and careful planning, she begins her life as one of the Kings many spies and returns to a world much more prepared for the trials that await her. Unknown to her, and her masters, a plot has slowly been unraveling which will not only destroy the fragile peace of the Kingdom of Rouen, but could descend the world into chaos and war.
Can Michelle rise above the short-comings and failures of her predecessors and set right the wrongs done centuries before? And will her life be the ultimate price she pays for the sins of others?
Other Titles By David Temrick:
Draconis’ Bane (Blood Feud One)
Deadly Intentions (Blood Feud Two)
About The Author:
David Temrick been writing for most of his life, though began putting together full-length novels in 2008. After collecting a fair amount of rejections from both agents and publishers, he decided to take the plunge and self-publish his novels. After selling 2,000 copies, he published the second one knowing that no one would want to publish a sequel. Despite having no flair for marketing, the first two novels sold surprisingly well while he worked on his third book. He still wanted to have a professional looking product though, so he hired artists to create the images he used as book covers and, most recently, hired a cartographer to create a Map of Rouen for this latest novel Daughter of Vengeance.
Self-publishing has been one of the more challenging and ultimately rewarding decisions he has ever made and freed him to tell the stories the way he wants to tell and fans want to read. The most challenging part of the process has been promotion, which he is horrible at. While David Temrick can tell a compelling story, he finds self-promotion to be a nearly impossible task.
His first two novels were distinctly fantasy. Meaning, there were dragons, princes, swords and sorcery. While he enjoys those kinds of books, they’re hardly unique in the genre. With “Daughter of Vengeance” he wrote a book predominantly from a female point of view about a young woman coming of age while apprenticed to a master assassin. While technically a steampunk fantasy, the genre is used to supplement the narrative rather than drive it.
With that in mind, if you know of any media or blogs who are looking for good content to review or an overly opinionated guest to interview, please send them his way.