Necessity’s Child, a Liaden Universe® novel by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, will be published on February 5, 2013. The novel had previously been scheduled for May, 2013.
What’s the book about you ask?
Here, have a blurb:
The kompani sees none as an enemy, and few as friend. The kompani exists in many places, living quietly in the shadows, thriving off the bounty that others have no wit to secure, nor skill to defend. Their private history is unwritten; their recall rooted in dance and dream.
Clan Korval is wealthy in enemies; fortunate in friends. They protect themselves with vigor, and have taught even their youngest children the arts of war. They arrive on the planet Surebleak, where the kompani has lived secret and aloof, borne, it seems, by the very winds of change.
Change is often a boon to the kompani, for in change lies opportunity. But the arrival of Clan Korval, arriving upon Surebleak with its friends, its enemies, and, most of all, its plans may bring catastrophe, changing the culture and the kompani, forever.
In this time of change, the lives of three people intersect — Kezzi, apprentice to the kompani’s grandmother; Syl Vor, Clan Korval’s youngest warrior; and Rys, a man without a world, or a past.
Necessity’s Child is a standalone adventure in the popular and exciting Liaden Universe®