Liars and Thieves, by D. Wallace Peach

Liars and Thieves is the new enthralling release by fellow blogger and prolific author D. Wallace Peach. It’s the first installment in a new trilogy, and today is my stop at the launch tour.


Behind the Veil, the hordes gather, eager to savage the world. But Kalann il Drakk, First of Chaos, is untroubled by the shimmering wall that holds his beasts at bay. For if he cannot cleanse the land of life, the races will do it for him. All he needs is a spark to light the fire.

Three unlikely allies stand in his way.

A misfit elf plagued by failure—

When Elanalue Windthorn abandons her soldiers to hunt a goblin, she strays into forbidden territory.

A changeling who betrays his home—

Talin Raska is a talented liar, thief, and spy. He makes a fatal mistake—he falls for his mark.

A halfbreed goblin with deadly secrets—

Naj’ar is a loner with a talent he doesn’t understand and cannot control, one that threatens all he holds dear.

When the spark of Chaos ignites, miners go missing. But they won’t be the last to vanish. As the cycles of blame whirl through the Borderland, old animosities flare, accusations break bonds, and war looms.

Three outcasts, thrust into an alliance by fate, by oaths, and the churning gears of calamity, must learn the truth. For they hold the future of their world in their hands.


Read on to find out more about the author, watch a book trailer and read an interesting tidbit about Naj’ar The Halfbreed Goblin.


Let’s start with a Q & A

Q: Naj’s weapon of choice is a glaive. What’s that?


A: Originally, I made up a word “tarik” to represent Naj’s goblin weapon. But it was a glaive (sort of), so why not call it a glaive. Duh?

Image credit Pixabay

A glaive is a pole with a long, curved blade on one end, so it has a longer cutting reach than a sword. The goblin version of the weapon is bladed on both ends. It can be used like a scimitar, a quarterstaff, or spear, but is designed for sweeping cuts.

There’s some argument among weapon’s experts that holding two weapons is probably more realistic and flexible, but Naj’ar is quite skilled with his double-bladed glaive. His mate had it made for him, and he’s quite attached to it.


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About the author:

D. Wallace Peach started writing later in life after the kids were grown and a move left her with hours to fill. Years of working in business surrendered to a full-time indulgence in the imaginative world of books, and when she started writing, she was instantly hooked. Diana lives in a log cabin amongst the tall evergreens and emerald moss of Oregon’s rainforest with her husband, two dogs, bats, owls, and the occasional family of coyotes.

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Twitter: @dwallacepeach


19 Replies to “Liars and Thieves, by D. Wallace Peach”

    1. Thanks for taking a minute to read, Priscilla. I didn’t know what a glaive was either until I started researching. And then I had to watch videos of how to fight with fantasy weapons. Lol. It’s amazing what’s out there on the web. Have a wonderful day and week ahead. 🙂


  1. Good Morning, Jina, ❤
    Thanks so much for having me today and generously sharing your blog. ! I loved this Q&A question, and it was fun to give everyone a glimpse of Naj'ar's weapon. He's very sentimental about it. Another piece of strange research that us writers find ourselves researching. 🙂 Have a great day and I look forward to chatting with your followers!


    1. I am such a pacifist, Jacqui, that I’m surprised by my interest in (non-gun) weapons that require decades of practice to perfect. It was definitely fun envisioning this one for Naj. Thanks so much for stopping by Jina’s too take a peek at the Q&A. 🙂 Have a great Sunday!

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    1. Ha. Lots of similarities, Jacquie. I wasn’t able to find any real weapons like this. And with a little modifications they’d be great for farming or cutting your way through a jungle. 🙂 Thanks for the visit, my friend. Have a great week!

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  2. Thanks, Bette. It’s lovely to see you again! I took a class once in stick fighting to just “feel” what the weapons felt like. It was hysterical. I was lucky I didn’t give myself a concussion. Lol. I’m glad you’re enjoying these. I’m delighted to be visiting at Jina’s today. Take care ❤

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  3. I love that you featured her new book on your blog! I follow her blog as well and have read excerpts from her books on it, so I know she’s a really good writer. I’ll have to remember to order one of them!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Ann, and for the kind comment. I know that not everyone is a fantasy reader, but I try to make a few converts! If you do decide to pick up a book at some point, I hope you enjoy it. Happy Reading!

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