The Sword That Spoke

A Fantasy Tale


Once upon a time, the sword Tizona helps the warrior knight El Cid cut a swath through the Moors invading Spain. But El Cid doesn’t know the great sword’s secret: that it has a mind of its own and talks only to his beautiful wife, Jimena. Together, Tizona and Jimena help El Cid wage his battles, until a demon of war takes possession of his body and soul.

When woman and blade unite, can they free the legendary hero from the demon’s wicked clutches?  Or will the shadow of the horrors of war overcome all of them?  Perhaps, in the sword’s cryptic prophecy, lies a secret that will turn the tables of history, love, and death.

Don’t miss this edgy, exciting, and surprising fantasy tale by award-winning storyteller Robert Jeschonek, a master of unique and unexpected fantasy that really packs a punch.


Robert Jeschonek is an award-winning author whose fiction, comics, and poetry have been published around the world. His young adult fantasy novel, My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, won a Forward National Literature Award and was named a Top Ten First Novel for Youth by Booklist magazine. His work has appeared in Fiction River, PodCastle, Postscripts, and other publications, and he was nominated for a British Fantasy Award. He has written official Doctor Who fiction, as well as comics for DC Comics and others. Robert has won an International Book Award and a Scribe Award for Best Original Novel from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. Visit him online at You can also find him on Facebook and follow him as @TheFictioneer on Twitter.