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Description for She’s the One Who Gets in Fights (Book Three of the War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters)
Do you know what your problem is?
Sulphur knows hers. This 13th-century woman has trained as a fighter all her life in hopes of joining the army. Then, within days, both of her older sisters announce plans and suddenly Sulphur is expected to find a man to marry instead.
Is it her good fortune her homeland is gripped by fear of a pending invasion and the army now goes door to door encouraging recruits? Sulphur thinks it is. But once she’s forced to kill in a small skirmish, she’s ready to rethink her career decision. Too bad it’s too late. The invasion is coming, and Ilari needs every good soldier
Once Sulphur learns Ilari’s army has made the strategic decision to not defend certain parts of the realm, including the one where her family lives, she has to re-evaluate her loyalty. Is it with the military she’s always admired? Or is it with her sisters, who are hatching a plan to defend their homeland with magic?
The problem with being a woman who fights for what’s right is that now, she has to figure out what is.
(The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters consists of seven short companion novels. Each tells the personal story and perspective of one of seven radically different sisters in the 1200s as they prepare for an invasion of their realm. While these historical fantasy/alternate history books can be enjoyed as stand-alone
novels, together they tell the full story of how Ilari survived.)
Read an Excerpt from She’s the One Who Gets in Fights
A few days after Heli, the mysterious man who’d managed to
impregnate my sister despite the Velka’s best herbs finally came to call at our farm.
I knew I was tall for a woman, with big muscles and big breasts, so I was used to men looking at me with a combination of interest and confusion. My blonde hair, cut short for convenience, bewildered them too.
When Davor met me, he gave me the same baffled look I’d
become used to, then told Coral he couldn’t believe we were sisters. Though her fine red hair and soft, almost chubby curves were all her own, the truth was each of us seven girls were cut from different cloths.
Coral hadn’t lied about him. He was handsome, with a head full of thick dark hair and a charming smile. He was personable as well. He complimented my mother and all my sisters and then he tried to engage in conversation with every one of us. I knew plenty of men who wouldn’t make such an effort with women.
The more I warmed to him, and he to me, the more I realized my hopes were reasonable. Davor wasn’t going to be some brother-in-law from Lev I’d have to tolerate. He was going to be the single best chance I’d ever have for achieving my dream in life. And, my sister was happily pregnant with his child. Could it get any better?
“So, Sulphur, what are your plans?” he asked me as Coral placed after-meal sweets on the table. I tried not to smile too much.
“I’m off to visit my oldest sister, Ryalgar, in a few anks.”
“Oh yes. She the one who lives in the forest with the Velka,
He didn’t sound condescending about the Velka, like many military types. Another point for him.
“She joined them only two eighths ago. I’m sure Coral told you the relationship with the man she cared for fell apart. I guess she thought being a witch in the forest was her next best option.”
I noticed my mother’s expression had gone cold. For some reason, Mom disliked the Velka, and any mention of Ryalgar’s decision made her visibly tense.
“It’ll be my first time to visit her, and I’ll be bringing her back to our house.”
“I didn’t realize the women were allowed to leave like that.”
Coral chimed in. “Of course they are. They just don’t want to very often. I went to see her a few anks ago and it’s so much nicer than I expected. She seems happy.” Coral glanced at our mom. Mom said nothing. “And ….the reason she’s coming here is for our wedding.” Coral glowed at the thought,
or maybe it was just the flush of being with child. Davor turned back to me.
“And what do you plan to do after this wedding?”
“Um. I have some ideas. Maybe I can discuss them with you in more detail later?”
About Author Sherrie Cronin
Sherrie Cronin is the author of a collection of six speculative fiction novels known as 46. Ascending and is now in the process of publishing a historical fantasy series called The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters. A quick look at the synopses of her books makes it obvious she is fascinated by people achieving the astonishing by developing abilities they barely knew they had.
She’s made a lot of stops along the way to writing these novels. She’s lived in seven cities, visited forty-six countries, and worked as a waitress, technical writer, and geophysicist. Now she answers a hot-line. Along the way, she’s lost several cats but acquired a husband who still loves her and three kids who’ve grown up just fine, both despite how eccentric she is.
All her life she has wanted to either tell these kinds of stories or be Chief Science Officer on the Starship Enterprise. She now lives and writes in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where she admits to occasionally checking her phone for a message from Captain Picard, just in case.
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Goddess Fish PromotionsJune 29, 2021 at 5:44 am
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SherryJune 29, 2021 at 9:43 pm
This sounds like a very good book.
S. R. CroninJune 29, 2021 at 11:06 pm
Thanks for having me here today!
Deborah BaileyJune 30, 2021 at 1:26 pm
You’re welcome!!! Always nice to feature you here!
S. R. CroninJune 29, 2021 at 11:08 pm
I’ve featured your books on my blog too! I’m a fan!
Deborah BaileyJune 30, 2021 at 1:26 pm
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