Review: Season of Kings

War is upon the land, and the throne sits empty. Who will claim it?

Elbert of Artanzia finds himself in a precarious position. After stealing the throne from his older brother, he finds himself newly crippled and low on friends. The nobles want to undermine him while the populace wants to depose him. In a desperate attempt to keep his power, he launches a campaign against the barbarian islanders to the north—something that no king has ever done.

In the forest to the south of the capital lives Anna and her father. While raised in isolation, Anna is taught how to hunt and kill everything that makes its home in the monster-infested forest. However, her quiet life is torn apart when a group of visitors pay her father an unexpected visit. Forced to flee to the capital city, she must find her long-lost aunt, all while fighting to protect herself and socializing with other teenagers for the first time.

Grimm White-Eyes, a legendary barbarian warrior and Shield of the Isles, is accused of murdering the Islander High King’s brother. With a price on his head, he must flee his homeland and find refuge on the continent. Yet no ship will risk carrying someone of his notoriety. Unable to leave, he is forced to ally himself with the enemy, in hopes that he can continue to live his life as the gods intended: free.

Review: Whetstones of the Will

Dunewell, seeking the path that embodies both his oaths and his conscience, is pursued by honest and just men across the wilds of Stratvs. Moving as both predator and prey, he and Jonas track the legendary vampire Lord Slythorne. Will their uneasy alliance hold long enough to destroy the monster before it’s too late?

Slythorne has enthralled many, honest and devious alike. Can Dunewell evade his pursuers without spilling innocent blood? Wearing the mark of an outlaw, what other allies will the Lord of Order be forced to trust?

Silas, meanwhile, secures his position by way of treaties and pacts under the astute tutelage of the drow and his mistress, Lady Dru. Now understanding the threat Slythorne poses, will Silas manipulate Dunewell, wielding his brother’s devotion as a shield against this master vampire? Can there be reconciliation between Dunewell and Silas, or will their pride doom their fate and perhaps the fate of the world?

The Original Betrayer, the Warlock of the Marshes, walks the shores of Tarborat. What could bring the terrible and mighty Lynneare forth from his cursed fortress? The Warlord Verkial must betray someone, but who?

Join us for another tale of high adventure in the world of Stratvs, as the Bloodlines Reforged Saga continues in Whetstones of the Will.

Review: Bloom of Blood and Bone

Murder. Betrayal. Magic? One knight takes up his hammer to hunt a killer concealed. When dark arts and faith face off, will sorcery or swordsmanship win out? What chance can a mere mortal have against vampires and demonic forces? Is King’s Inquisitor Dunewell prepared to break the laws he has sworn to serve to discover and defeat a master of shrouded evil? Where is the line between hero and villain, saint and sinner?

Kingdom of Lethanor, 1648. Inquisitor Dunewell stands strong in a city scarred by corruption. A true warrior for justice, the newly assigned investigator jumps into the fray when a close physician friend is accused of murder. Vowing to find the real monster, he enters a deadly race against time and the tip of the executioner’s blade.

Ordered by superiors to wrap up the case quickly, the honorable man-at-arms digs deeply into clues pointing to demons and forbidden powers. But as more aristocrats are found brutally slain and vampire attacks foment mayhem, Dunewell must hunt down a magical foe before his city falls into violent madness.

Fires that Forge is the first book in the gripping Lords of Order & Chaos epic fantasy series, one of four series in the Bloodlines Reforged Saga. If you like thrilling mysteries, hidden enemies, and fast-paced action, then you’ll love R. J. Hanson’s sword and sorcery tale.

Buy Fires That Forge and dispel the darkness today!

Review: Fires That Forge

Murder. Betrayal. Magic? One knight takes up his hammer to hunt a killer concealed. When dark arts and faith face off, will sorcery or swordsmanship win out? What chance can a mere mortal have against vampires and demonic forces? Is King’s Inquisitor Dunewell prepared to break the laws he has sworn to serve to discover and defeat a master of shrouded evil? Where is the line between hero and villain, saint and sinner?

Kingdom of Lethanor, 1648. Inquisitor Dunewell stands strong in a city scarred by corruption. A true warrior for justice, the newly assigned investigator jumps into the fray when a close physician friend is accused of murder. Vowing to find the real monster, he enters a deadly race against time and the tip of the executioner’s blade.

Ordered by superiors to wrap up the case quickly, the honorable man-at-arms digs deeply into clues pointing to demons and forbidden powers. But as more aristocrats are found brutally slain and vampire attacks foment mayhem, Dunewell must hunt down a magical foe before his city falls into violent madness.

Fires that Forge is the first book in the gripping Lords of Order & Chaos epic fantasy series, one of four series in the Bloodlines Reforged Saga. If you like thrilling mysteries, hidden enemies, and fast-paced action, then you’ll love R. J. Hanson’s sword and sorcery tale.

Buy Fires That Forge and dispel the darkness today!

Review: Dragonfly Wishes

Once upon a time there was a fisherman and his wife…. Scratch that…. Once upon a time there was a fashion designer and a dragon shifter from another world….

Arianna Travers creates clothing that brings joy to others. Haunted by her mother’s disappearance and tormented by her overlording step-uncle, Arianna desires to escape reality, even if it’s only through the tip of her charcoal pencil.

A royal of Ellehcor, Kyan the dragon shifter spies the forlorn beauty through a magical window to another world. To meet her face-to-face, he leaves the sanctuary of his home realm and enters the portal, transforming into a dragonfly.

Things don’t go as planned when Kyan becomes entangled in spider silk. Arianna discovers the little blue dragonfly and rescues him. As a reward, Kyan offers to grant her wishes, but before Arianna can make a wish, the Overlord steals it from her.

As Kyan and Arianna’s relationship blossoms, so does the breadth of the Overlord’s wishes. Kyan strives to save Arianna from her uncle and his devious plans, but what can a dragonfly do?

Review: Adventures of Stratvs Collection: Short Stories of the Bloodlines Reforged Saga

Did you ever wonder just how Lucas came to be lost in the deadly obsidian halls of Nolcavanor? Are you curious about the founder of House Morosse? Just exactly who was Lord Ivant? You’ll find answers to these questions and much, much more in this collection of short stories from the Bloodlines Reforged epic fantasy saga! www.bloodlinesreforged.com

Review: Roland’s Triumph

An unseen evil gathers just beyond perception. In the quiet mornings jaundiced eyes peer out from imagined shadows. Daeriv’s forces have withdrawn, but his pall touch still lurks in Lawrec. Its presence stirs Roland’s every nerve. Will he understand its nature before it’s too late?

Roland faces a choice. He struggles to fulfill two vows, one to his lord and another to his betrothed. Will he ignore the wisdom offered by his father? If he does, what will it cost? An army that curses the very ground it walks upon puts the future of Lawrec at stake and threatens a bloodline. How does a knight weigh the life of a single child against the possible desolation of thousands of families?

Bound by his struggle between oaths, Roland may fail to see Claire’s own dilemma. As she risks what may be fatal rejection, will her love for Roland be enough to see them through? Roland’s journey continues in Roland’s Triumph, the third book of the Heirs of Vanity Series.

Review: As You Wish (Short Stories From Antaloor)

In Antaloor verbergen sich viele Geheimnisse abseits der Pfade, die Sie als Abenteurer im Two Worlds Universum durchstreifen. Freuen Sie sich auf ein Wiedersehen mit bekannten Städten und Charakteren – oder lernen Sie Antaloor völlig neu kennen, unabhängig von der Spielwelt. Mal düster und voller menschlicher Abgründe, mal humoristisch und überraschend – die Novellen atmen den Geist der beliebten Quests des Rollenspiels – und sind doch etwas ganz Eigenes. Erleben Sie in vier Kurzgeschichten mörderische Intrigen aus der Perspektive einer fahrenden Theatergruppe (Der große Auftritt), verfolgen Sie die wendungsreiche Beschwörung eines Flaschengeistes (Ganz nach Wunsch) und lassen Sie sich kalte Schauer über den Rücken rieseln in der Gruselgeschichte”Sharad”.

GANZ NACH WUNSCH
Der verhasste Doktor Khamarsh ist die letzte Person, die der Quacksalber auf seiner Türschwelle erwartet hätte. Doch bald befinden sich die Feinde auf einer gemeinsamen Mission zur Beschwörung eines bösartigen Flaschengeistes. Ihre Reise führt sie in die dunkelsten Keller von New Ashos.

+ Ein Wiedersehen mit New Ashos
+ Vom Autor der Two Worlds II Quests Jaromir Krol
+ Vorkenntnisse sind nicht erforderlich

Bislang sind vier Two Worlds II Novellen erschienen: Ganz nach Wunsch, Sharad, Eine heikle Flucht und Der große Auftritt. Die Kurzgeschichten sind einzeln oder als Sammelausgabe erhältlich.

Review: Morosse, the Spike Thumb

A cutthroat’s rise from pirate to merchant.

Another tale of high adventure from the Bloodlines Reforged Saga. Morosse, the weathered and battle-harden sailor, called pirate by some, serves a captain well accustomed to bloodshed and its commerce. Is Morosse willing to seize his chance at a better life? What will he risk for such a prize as respectability? Read more here;

www.bloodlinesreforged.com

Review: Roland’s Vow

The Warlock of the Marshes is a man marked and cursed by a past of horrible deeds. Will Roland hear his plea? Can Roland trust the daughter of such a man, or will his own desires betray his reason?
Roland and Eldryn take to the seas of Stratvs, alongside their new Slandik friends, and discover an exotic city that exists in the shadow of harsh laws and savage practices. Lavon is home to every type of trade and pleasure. However, such riches place its very soul in peril.
In the distant land of Lawrec, Roland will face trials that will test not only his physical strength, but his own code of honor as well. Roland’s constitution continues to be forged as he struggles against the evils of the world and his own pride. But will his efforts be enough to save a land besieged by raiding armies and a people starved of hope?
Join Roland as he takes Swift Blood in hand to battle pirates, fallen champions, and worse. Roland’s quest to earn his father’s approval continues in Roland’s Vow, Book II of the Heirs of Vanity series.

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