The Lascar's Dagger (The Forsaken Lands, #1)
Faith will not save him.

Saker appears to be a simple priest, but in truth he's a spy for the head of his faith. Wounded in the line of duty by a Lascar sailor's blade, the weapon seems to follow him home. Unable to discard it, nor the sense of responsibility it brings, Saker can only follow its lead.

The dagger puts Saker on a journey to distant shores, on a path that will reveal terrible secrets about the empire, about the people he serves, and destroy the life he knows. The Lascar's dagger demands a price, and that price will be paid in blood.

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  • Mpauli
    Jul 7, 2017


    The Lascar's Dagger follows two main protagonists.First, we have Saker Rampion, a witan (cleric), for the church of the Va-Faith and an agent of it's pontifect. On a mission he gets into the possession of a mysterious dagger that he can't get rid of henceforth.He's then tasked to be th...

  • Katherine Barka
    May 12, 2017

    Katherine Barka

    This is the seventh novel by Glenda Larke that I've read and I enjoyed it as much as the other ones. It had an interesting story, as well as well-developed characters. The only thing that I feel was not built enough was the world, which was intriguing to some extent, but not nearly eno...

  • Lisa Brick
    Oct 16, 2016

    Lisa Brick

    This one started a bit slow for me, but about halfway through it picked up. Saker annoyed me just a bit. I would expect a worldly spy to be a bit more cautious. Mathilde drove me up a wall, but I guess that's what you get with a spoiled princess. Not sure if I'll read the second one an...

  • Mark Webb
    Mar 28, 2015

    Mark Webb

    This review forms part of my contribution to the Australian Women Writers 2015 Reading Challenge. All my 2015 AWWC reviews can be found here.The Lascar's Dagger by Glenda Larke first came to my attention by being nominated for both of this year's major Australian SF awards ...

  • Phillip Berrie
    Mar 22, 2015

    Phillip Berrie

    Glenda Larke is my favourite Australian fantasy author. I have read all her books so far and all of them have been great reads.The things that impress me most about this author is the depth and innovation of her world building and the strength of her characters and their motivations (b...

  • Terri
    Mar 15, 2015


    The Lascar's Dagger read differently from other Larke novels. Maybe it was because her main characters are usually tough, strong women and there was an absence of that in this series so far. Larke has written male main characters before, but there was usually a likeable female main cha...

  • Hope
    Feb 8, 2015


    I can't believe I haven't reviewed this book yet! This series single-handedly got me back into reading, although I admit it wasn't love at first sight.I was initially attracted to the cover of this book and was almost put off by the ridiculous tagline "Priest Scholar Spy" but I'm sure ...

  • Satima
    Jul 14, 2014


    The Lascar's Dagger is excellent start to a new trilogy! Two very likeable characters - Saker the Witan (priest) and Sorrel, handmaiden to a spoilt princess - each on a quest, cross paths again and again. We quickly realise that they would make a great partnership, but their commitment...

  • Bookwraiths
    Jun 22, 2014


    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews The Lascar’s Dagger by Glenda Larke is one of those novels that sort of defies assignment to a particular category. On one hand, it has lots of interesting and unique concepts about magic and religion that surely makes it a fantasy. But o...

  • Brannigan
    May 11, 2014


    Posted at The Qwillery first. The Lascar's Dagger converted me. I'm now a follower of Glenda Larke. The Lascar's Dagger is the first book in Larke's new series, The Forsaken Lands. This is her second series of books. It's my first introduction to Larke's writing, but like I said I'm a ...