Of Sword and Shadow

Coming February 2021Of Sword and Shadow_Cover copy

Greece, 1379

She is known by many names, none of them her own. In truth, she is an unnamed slave, nothing more than a weapon in the hands of her owner in his attempts to provoke political mayhem. When she encounters a handsome young man while on an assignment, she thinks little of him—until he attempts to take what she has stolen. But in her line of work, failure is not an option.

Gillen is intrigued by the mysterious woman who thwarts his mission. But when his path crosses hers again, his intrigue turns to gratitude as the thief he comes to call Eudocia saves his life. The two form a bond of friendship and join forces to wrest control from a group of ruthless rulers. But as their camaraderie blossoms into something more, Gillen and Eudocia must fight for love even as they wage war for a better future.

Coming from Covenant in paperback, ebook, and audiobook, February 2021

Praise for Of Sword and Shadow

A. L. Sowards has combined her incredible attention to historical accuracy and detail with a gripping tale of love, loss, and redemption. Heart-pounding action, a sweet love story, and a fascinating setting come together to make this novel truly unforgettable.

Sian Ann Bessey, author of Heart of the Rebellion and For Castle and Crown

A. L. Sowards brings the world of medieval Greece to vibrant life in her story of Mouse the Slave Girl and her journey to freedom, faith, self-discovery, and love. Of Sword and Shadow will touch your heart and inspire you.

Joyce DiPastena, author of The Lady and the Minstrel


Sowards weaves a masterful tale full of romance, suspense and fascinating history–all the things we read historical fiction for.

Jennifer Moore, author of Solving Sophronia and Charlotte’s Promise