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Jaida Jones & Danielle BennettJaida Jones is a college student and Danielle Bennett is a retired Starbucks barista. Find out more at their website.


Havemercy — (2008-2011) Publisher: This stunning epic fantasy debut introduces two exciting new authors — and a world brimming with natural and man-made wonders, extraordinary events, and a crisis that will test the mettle of men, the boundaries of magic, and the heart and soul of a kingdom. Thanks to its elite Dragon Corps, the capital city of Volstov has all but won the hundred years’ war with its neighboring enemy, the Ke-Han. The renegade airmen who fly the corps’s mechanical, magic-fueled dragons are Volstov’s greatest weapon. But now one of its more unruly members is at the center of the city’s rumor mill, causing a distraction that may turn the tide of victory. With Volstov immersed in a scandal that may have international repercussions, the Ke-Han devise an ingenious plan of attack. To counter the threat, four ill-assorted heroes must converge to save the kingdom they love: an exiled magician, a naive country boy, a young student — and the unpredictable ace airman who flies the city’s fiercest dragon, Havemercy. But on the eve of battle, these courageous men will face something that could make the most formidable of warriors hesitate, the most powerful of magicians weak, and the most unlikely of men allies in their quest to rise against it… Filled with adventure and discovery, treachery and betrayal, Havemercy is a thrill ride to the unexpected — and an unforgettable journey that will linger long after the fire of battle has cleared.

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Havemercy: Written with irresistible enthusiasm

Havemercy by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett

Havemercy was not the novel that I was expecting. After all, it’s a fantasy debut written by twenty-year-olds, one of whom is a huge Harry Potter fan, with a picture of a dragon on the cover… Let’s just say I made assumptions and was quite delighted to find that Havemercy had much more in common with Sarah Monette — who I feel is one of the most original authors in the genre today — instead of say, Christopher Paolini's Eragon.

The most significant similarity between Havemercy and Sarah Monette’s The Doctrine of Labyrinths... Read More