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Blood and Iron - Jon Sprunk
Blood and Iron
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This action-heavy EPIC FANTASY SERIES OPENER is like a sword-and-sorcery Spartacus set in a richly-imagined world.It starts with a shipwreck following a magical storm at sea. Horace, a soldier from the west, had joined the Great Crusade against the heathens of Akeshia after the deaths of his wife... show more
This action-heavy EPIC FANTASY SERIES OPENER is like a sword-and-sorcery Spartacus set in a richly-imagined world.It starts with a shipwreck following a magical storm at sea. Horace, a soldier from the west, had joined the Great Crusade against the heathens of Akeshia after the deaths of his wife and son from plague. When he washes ashore, he finds himself at the mercy of the very people he was sent to kill, who speak a language and have a culture and customs he doesn't even begin to understand. Not long after, Horace is pressed into service as a house slave. But this doesn't last. The Akeshians discover that Horace was a latent sorcerer, and he is catapulted from the chains of a slave to the halls of power in the queen's court. Together with Jirom, an ex-mercenary and gladiator, and Alyra, a spy in the court, he will seek a path to free himself and the empire's caste of slaves from a system where every man and woman must pay the price of blood or iron. Before the end, Horace will have paid dearly in both.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781616148942 (1616148942)
Publisher: Pyr
Edition language: English
Series: The Book of the Black Earth (#1)
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Book Stylist
Book Stylist rated it
5.0 Blood and Iron
(These are book club questions for the entire book. There will be spoilers)Blood and Iron by Jon Sprunk Book Club1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?2. How do you feel about Horace?3. Do you feel like you are experiencing the shipwreck with Horace?4. Horace is dropped into a world wher...
myworldinwordsandpages
myworldinwordsandpages rated it
3.0 Book Review: Blood and Iron
Horace wakes in a home of strangers speaking a language quite different from any he's ever heard after being washed off the deck of the ship he worked on. Horace is in his countries enemy land, and learns the magic that lays within him when a frightening chaos storm of green lightning rolls in while...
BOOKWRAITHS REVIEWS
BOOKWRAITHS REVIEWS rated it
3.0 Not a Perfect Fantasy But Entertaining
The thought that springs to mind after finishing Blood and Iron is disappointing. It really is a shame that such a well written novel – endowed with all the attributes necessary for it to be an epic fantasy "must read" – allowed a familiar fantasy trope to derail such a promising story. Unfortunat...
Jasmyn's Reviews
Jasmyn's Reviews rated it
4.0 Blood and Iron (The Book of the Black Earth #1) by Jon Sprunk
Welcome to the Crusades - only a little different. Horace is a ship's carpenter and finds himself shipwrecked on the shores of the heretics - the Akeshians. Horace seems to be the main player in the story as he discovers he has a magical ability not seen in ages. Because of this ability, he is offer...
Closet Geeks and Slow Mo
Closet Geeks and Slow Mo rated it
2.0 Blood and Iron by Jon Sprunk
This had so much promise. But sadly I found myself being bored at times. I think many hard core Fantasy (guys) will like this however, it's more for lover of the Wheel of time, than me.The world building was quite intriguing, quite classic epic fantasy with it's own unique world inspired by the anci...
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