'The King's Blood is the real deal, and cements the Dagger and the Coin as one of the best new Fantasy series in recent years.
Author: Daniel Abraham
Publisher: Hachette UK
War casts its shadow over the lands that dragons once ruled. Only the courage of a young woman with the mind of a gambler and loyalty to no one stands between hope and universal darkness. The high and powerful will fall, the despised and broken shall rise up and everything will be remade. And an old, broken-hearted warrior and an apostate priest will begin a terrible journey with an impossible goal: destroy a Goddess before she eats the world.
King's Blood is a fast-paced retelling of history's greatest life-threatening journey ever taken to become king. It is the story of David and his unconventional rise to power, but this is not your Sunday school tale.
Author: Daniel J. Geisel
King's Blood is a fast-paced retelling of history's greatest life-threatening journey ever taken to become king. It is the story of David and his unconventional rise to power, but this is not your Sunday school tale. To those that know him he is nothing more than a shepherd. To his family he is the servant and the youngest of eight, but David has a secret. It is a secret that will propel him into the national spotlight with the slaying of the most notorious giant in history. The once young boy that killed a lion, a bear, and a giant destined to become king finds himself the target of the kingdom he once served. Hunted now by his father figure King Saul, David is forced to grow an army of outlaws, find the reason for which he was anointed, and wage war against his true adversary. Surprisingly, it may not be the king.
... fingers before placing it safely in one of his inner pockets. He brought the
sword up to his face and watched a strange sheen glimmer beneath his brother's blood dripping down the rust. Perhaps the blood of kings could polish any sword.
Author: S. E. Zbasnik
Magic is returning. Or so say the old prophesies cobbled from wandering soothsayers, women huffing broken gas lines, and the back of comic tomes. The Evil Empire of Avar and its perfectly sane, in no way crazy Emperor risks others' life and limb to stop it from coming to pass. Ciara, a black servant into her sixteenth year, finds herself on a quest across the countryside to get the second son and only hope of the severed Ostero line onto his throne. Along the way, she and Aldrin - the rather simple and OH GODS KEEP HIM AWAY FROM ANYTHING SHARP prince - find themselves at the mercy of assassins, witches, traveling historians, killer doctors, and the unblinkers. Can two teens survive an Empire crashing down upon them while a shambling army of corpses waits patiently in the shadows? Will the religious fight for and against magic rip apart the world they all became rather fond of? And just how can a fifteen year old take over a throne dangling precariously over the edge of war?
The Bible would be like any other book without the blood, because there is life in
the blood (Leviticus 17:11). A clear revelation of this is outlined in the Power of the King's Blood. From Genesis to Revelation there is a scarlet thread of blood ...
Author: Ruth Schofield
Publisher: Balboa Press
“And he has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings” (Acts 17:26). Science has proven that the human race is related by blood, and the Bible reveals how God’s eternal covenant with mankind is based on blood. Learn why this is a vital key for daily living. Without the atoning blood of Jesus, sinful man is separated from God. Believers are redeemed by the power of the blood of Jesus, which Christ himself has placed on the mercy seat in heaven. Christians obtain righteousness and power over sin by the blood of Jesus, by the merit of that blood which he offered up as an atoning sacrifice. Christ’s blood brings us into fellowship with God: “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ” (Ephesians 2:13). The ability to enter God’s presence is founded upon the blood of Jesus and his high priestly ministry. Jesus says in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus, the High Priest, is the living way through whom we can draw near to God to honor and devote ourselves to him with diligence with all our heart and without selfish motives. Believers must be aware they are dependent upon God’s divine grace and should have no other purpose but to please him. Learn how the sacrificial blood of God’s very own Son, Jesus Christ, becomes the spiritual DNA of all who receive him as Lord and Savior. You, too, can experience a victorious life in this challenging world and know you have eternal life!
Two attendants pushed King Echad into the room and steered the rollchair to the
end of the table, where someone had ... and throat; it had a bluish tint, especially
under his eyes, which dug deep in their sockets, the whites veined in blood.
Author: Jill Williamson
Publisher: Bethany House
Jill Williamson's Fantasy Saga Continues! In the second volume of Jill Williamson's Kinsman Chronicles, a remnant has escaped the destruction of the Five Realms and now lives on several hundred ships adrift at sea. As a flock, they sail north into the unknown in hopes of finding land that might become their new home. As the king's illness worsens, Sâr Wilek takes authority over the expedition and struggles to rule the disjointed people, while assassination attempts, vicious serpents, and dark magic endanger his life. One prophecy has come to pass, but another looms dauntingly in the future. Who is this Deliverer? And if the Magonians have him, what might that mean for the realm of Armania?
In one hand he carries the Shaman's enchanted sword, a weapon he can barely use, in the other he holds a vial of the king's blood, the hope of the kingdom. His destination: the Necromancer's keep in the cursed land of Lakesh.
A kingdom torn by war. A curse whispered by dying lips. A hero born against his will. Khirro never wanted to be anything more than the farmer he was born to be, but a Shaman's curse binds him to the fallen king and his life changes forever. Driven by the Shaman's dying words, Khirro's journey pits him against an army of the dead, sends him through haunted lands, and thrusts him into the jaws of beasts he wouldn't have believed existed. In one hand he carries the Shaman's enchanted sword, a weapon he can barely use, in the other he holds a vial of the king's blood, the hope of the kingdom. His destination: the Necromancer's keep in the cursed land of Lakesh. Only the mysterious outlaw magician can raise the king from the dead to save them all from the undead invasion, but can Khirro live long enough to deliver the vial? Can a coward save a kingdom?
Glenn G. Thater’s epic Harbinger of Doom saga continues in this twelfth volume, entitled Blood of Kings.
Author: Glenn G. Thater
Publisher: Lomion Books
Glenn G. Thater’s epic Harbinger of Doom saga continues in this twelfth volume, entitled Blood of Kings. In the Age of Myth and Legend, Thetan’s Fallen Arkons raged against their god across the endless Fimbulwinter, until the Sphere of the Heavens awoke, ripped open the boundary betwixt Midgaard and the Nether Realms, and ushered in a new age of horror where even gods could die. When Lord Angle Theta and Gallis Korrgonn crossed swords in Anglotor Tower, good battled evil, villain fought virtue, man met monster, and only one survived. But which one is the hero, and which the devil? Or are they one and the same? BOOKS BY GLENN G. THATER THE HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGA HAMMER OF DOOM LORD OF LIES KNIGHT ETERNAL DWELLERS OF THE DEEP BLOOD, FIRE, AND THORN GODS OF THE SWORD THE SHAMBLING DEAD MASTER OF THE DEAD SHADOW OF DOOM WIZARDS TOLL DRUMS OF DOOM BLOOD OF KINGS VOLUME 13+ forthcoming THE HERO AND THE FIEND (A novelette set in the Harbinger of Doom universe) THE DEMON KING OF BERGHER (A short story set in the Harbinger of Doom universe) THE KEBLEAR HORROR (A short story set in the Harbinger of Doom universe)
The flustered herald looked back to the King of Kings for an answer. Impatiently,
Phanes strode forward, like Ares the war god in his burnished cuirass and bronze
helmet. 'Because you have no choice,' he said flatly. 'Do as the King of Kings ...
Author: Andrew James
Publisher: Penguin UK
Praise for Blood of Kings: 'Extremely compelling..... an almost Game of Thrones feel at times. The novel is certainly a page-turner...I look forward to reading a continuation' Ancient Warfare Magazine 'This is a brilliantly written and scrupulously researched historical novel that uniquely captures the atmosphere surrounding the rise to power of Darius, the greatest king of Ancient Persia. His story is interwoven with parallel events in Egypt and Greece, making this novel of absorbing interest to anybody with an interest in the ancient world' Dr John Curtis, OBE, FBA, formerly Keeper of the Department of Middle East, the British Museum It is 530 BC and Cyrus the Great has carved out the largest Empire the world had ever seen, making Persia the undisputed superpower of the ancient world. But there is treachery afoot, and Cyrus's life is in danger. In a fast paced tale of love, war, betrayal and revenge, Blood of Kings sweeps the reader up on an epic journey from the mud brick cities of Ancient Persia to the burning heart of Pharaoh's Egypt. Packed full of dramatic and authentic battle scenes, it recreates the sweat, blood and fear of ancient warfare, as Persia smashes Egypt's army and brings the reign of the Pharaohs to a violent end. But it is also a book that will delight Herodotus fans, bringing the ancient Greek historian's characters to life like never before, as it follows the doomed 'lost army of Cambyses' into the Libyan Desert, marching towards a fate that would baffle archaeologists for millennia to come. 'You must read Blood of Kings. . . a masterpiece of historical fiction' Dr Bryan Wood, Author 'Vivid...original and fascinating' F. Bailey, Scriptwriter for BBC's 'Peak Practice' 'Andrew James has captured the very spirit of the Ancient Achaemenids . . . he literally takes the reader back in time to the Persians of old. I would highly recommend this historical novel . . .' Dr Kaveh Farrokh, Lecturer and Reader of History at the University of British Columbia Continuing Studies Division
His father was the jarl and would be the person the king would visit first. He ran
through the crowds of men only to find the hall guarded by some fearsome
looking warriors. He sighed in disappointment; no children would be allowed
There's nothing magical about blood.” “The land—” I said, hesitating. “The land
does know king's blood.” “That's why any heir would be of king's blood,” Urdo
said. “The land would have to accept him, too, but I think I could manage that.
Author: Jo Walton
Publisher: Tor Books
Sulien ap Gwien was seventeen when the Jarnish raiders came. Had she been armed when they found her, she could have taken them all. As it was, it took six of them to subdue her. She will never forgive them. Thus begins her story--a story that takes her back to her family, with its ancient ties to the Vincan empire that once ruled in Tir Tanagiri, and forward to Caer Tanaga, where the greatest man of his time, King Urdo, struggles to bind together the squabbling nobles and petty princes into a unified force that will drive out the barbarian invader and restore the King's Peace. Ringing with the clash of arms and the songs of its people, rich with high magic and everyday life, The King's Peace begins an epic of great deeds and down-to-earth people, told in language with the strength and flexibility of sharpened steel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
She goes all the way to Alfred. Whereas he—” “He was still king,” Sister Gunnhild
said. Her tone was mild. She did not seem angry. “He had no Norman blood.” “
We don't, either,” Edith said. “That was Edward, who was king before your father.
Author: Judith Tarr
The national bestselling author of Rite of Conquest continues the saga of a Britain torn between ancient magic and religious doctrine—and the turbulent lives of the two sons of William the Conqueror. William the Conqueror is dead. The Norman king freed England from the stranglehold of Saxon Christianity, but in the years following his beloved queen’s death, he turned his back on the magic that sustains the land. Inheriting the throne is the Conqueror’s eldest son, Red William, who is determined to leave magic out of his rule entirely. And without a true king, the land weakens, suffers, and begins to die. The fate of Britain lies with two people gifted in magic: Edith, princess of Scotland, and Henry, youngest son of the Conqueror. But Edith is imprisoned in a convent, forced to suppress her abilities and embrace Saxon ideology, while Henry has no lands or authority of his own. And only a great sacrifice—the blood of a king—will cleanse Britain from the evil and pestilence that infects it.
A reflection on life, The Blood of Kings describes in raw emotion and evocative language all aspects of what it is to be a man, a poet, a soldier, a friend. This poetry, with a dark edge, covers the loss of love, death, religion, friendship, war and a philosophical outlook on what they all really mean. Not always easy reading, but with depth and passion, JB Brown describes a passage of rights where the juxtaposition of life, its highs and its accompanying pain are only too real.
City of Kings. He gawked upwards. His eyes seemed to never stop. The colossal
three-hundred foot walls had a way of towering over you. They stretched as far
down the rocky coastline as far as the eye could see. Enormous statues and ...
Author: J. L. Ficks
Publisher: Mirror Images Publishing
"A contract has been written soon to be sealed in the blood of kings. A guild of assassins creeps out of the shadows of mighty Doljinaar, eager to collect on the royal bounty. The time has come for the world's darkest assassin to make a stand for a banner not his own."--Back cover.
Since that dreadful, blood-soaked moment, Gronw's life had ceased to have
meaning, and only his taste for revenge gave ... The High King's true and utterly
faithful followers were growing old, while the king's safety seemed rarely a matter
Author: M. K. Hume
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the author of The Merlin Prophecy, the historical trilogy that “appeals to those who thrill to Game of Thrones” (Kirkus Reviews)—the third installment in the epic, action-packed story of King Arthur. Celtic Britain is on the brink of collapse, and the kingdom’s bloodiest days are upon it. For many years, the people of Britain have enjoyed peace and prosperity under the reign of King Arthur. But Arthur is now weakening with age, and the seeds of discontent are being sown. Seeking to cleanse the land of Christian belief, dissenters need a symbol with which to legitimize their pagan claim and unite the malcontents. They seize upon the ancient Cup of Bishop Lucius of Glastonbury as a way of fragmenting Arthur’s hard-earned kingdom. The ultimate threat to Arthur’s rule lies far closer to home: his own kin will betray him. Celt will slay Celt and the rivers will run with blood. Will all be lost, or can Arthur conquer the mounting forces before it’s too late?
Silkhands said she had made small changes in the flow of blood to his brain, had
added a chemical here or there, dissolved bits of cloggy tissue in one place and
another, and built small walls other places. 'It is only small repair,' she said.
Author: Sheri S. Tepper
Publisher: Hachette UK
In the lands of the True Game, your lifelong identity will emerge as you play. Prince or Sorcerer, Armiger or Tragamor, Demon or Doyen... Which will it be?
There were two eye holes in the bull-shaped helm, but they were small and
Fadar needed a perfect shot. This armored giant was clearly the heart of Bellis'
army, the warrior who made that army feel invincible. For all Fadar knew, it was King ...
Author: Robert E. Keller
Publisher: Robert E. Keller
The shadow of war continues to darken Silverland, as one of the major cities falls victim to an evil cult. And a mighty foe arises to challenge Lannon Sunshield and bring about Dremlock Kingdom's doom. All the while, the threat of Bellis and its mad king grows, leaving the army of Divine Knights weary, uncertain, and stretched thin. The deception of the Deep Shadow is lurking everywhere, waiting to snare the Divine Shield and the White Flamestone. Not even the High Council of Dremlock is safe from the cunning and evil forces seeking to open the gateway to war. Series keywords: epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, magic, quest, swords, dragons, fantasy series, monsters, young adult, children's, wizards, heroic fantasy, coming of age fantasy, teen's, action, adventure
Jack King isn't your typical vampire. He has a high paying job, drives a nice car, owns a nice home and has a closet full of clothes that would make the top editor at GQ envious. He's a rarity among vampires, one who has successfully blended into the human world and enjoys the pleasures of human life. Holly, a blonde haired, green-eyed beauty is exactly the type of girl that could take Jack out of his comfort zone and have him risk his true identity. Intrigued by her radiant beauty, Jack goes all out to impress Holly, even if it means extending the night into the possibility of facing the early morning sun. But when Jack King and his most trusted friend, Ted, are asked to venture across the Pacific for a difficult work assignment, Jack must conceal his identity while experiencing the sudden and unexpected effects of uncontrollable blood lust. Can Jack avoid his true nature and spare those around him? Or will he jeopardize his work assignment and his budding relationship with Holly by unleashing his most primal state onto an unsuspecting population half way across the world?