From the Desk of a Fellow Fantasist: The Collar & the Cavvarach by Annie Douglass Lima

I am excited to share The Collar & the Cavvarach, the latest book from the thrilling Annie Douglas Lima

About the Story:

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Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is desperate to see his little sister freed. But only victory in the Krillonian Empire’s most prestigious tournament will allow him to secretly arrange for Ellie’s escape. Dangerous people are closing in on her, however, and Bensin is running out of time.  With his one hope fading quickly away, how can Bensin save Ellie from a life of slavery and abuse?

What is the Collar for, and What is a Cavvarach?

The story is set in a world very much like our own, with just a few major differences.  One is that slavery is legal there.  Slaves must wear metal collars that lock around their neck, making their enslaved status obvious to everyone.  Any slave attempting to escape faces the dilemma of how and where to illegally get their collar removed (a crime punishable by enslavement for the remover).  

Another difference is the popularity of a martial art called cavvara shil.  It is fought with a cavvarach, an unsharpened weapon similar to a sword but with a steel hook protruding from partway down its top edge.  Competitors can strike at each other with their feet as well as with the blades.  You win in one of two ways: disarming your opponent (hooking or knocking their cavvarach out of their hands) or pinning their shoulders to the mat for five seconds.

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2 thoughts on “From the Desk of a Fellow Fantasist: The Collar & the Cavvarach by Annie Douglass Lima”

  1. Very glad to do so. The theme of escape from captivity, whether physical or emotional is a very real one, I think, in current times. I’m excited to start reading, myself!

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