Regular price: $23.98

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $23.98

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The citadel has long been the stronghold of Highkell. All that is about to change because the traitor, Vasic, is marching on the capital. Against her better judgement, Queen Alwenna allows herself to be spirited away by one of the Crown's most trusted servants, safe from the clutches of the throne's would-be usurper.
Fleeing across country, she quickly comes to learn that her pampered existence has ill equipped her for survival away from the comforts of the court. Alwenna must toughen up, and fast, if she is even to make it to a place of safety.
But she has an even loftier aim - for after dreaming of her husband's impending death, Alwenna knows she must turn around and head back to Highkell to save the land she loves and the husband who adores her or die in the attempt. But Vasic the traitor is waiting. And this was all just as he planned.
Susan Murray is a graduate of the Open University and describes herself as a "serial house renovator". She was recently longlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize. The Waterborne Blade is her debut novel.
©2015 Susan Murray (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

"This is a well-paced, enjoyable read with characters that feel rounded and real...the writing shines." (Rian Drinkwater, SFX Magazine)
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By JuniperSky on 10-02-15

Good listen

What did you love best about The Waterborne Blade?

That Alweena is learning and growing - no longer the pampered queen who doesn't know how to start a fire

If you’ve listened to books by Susan Murray before, how does this one compare?

I have not listened to other books by SMurray. But I can say that Alweena and Weaver kept me listening. It was also interesting that some of my favorite characters ended getting killed and I miss them.

What does Danielle Winter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Good voice for the fantasy time period and characters

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews