Synopsis: Born in fire. Tempered in blood.
Epheria is a land divided by war and mistrust. The High Lords of the South squabble and fight, only kept in check by the Dragonguard, traitors of a time long past, who serve the empire of the North.
In the remote villages of southern Epheria, still reeling from the tragic loss of his brother, Calen Bryer prepares for The Proving – a test of courage and skill that not all survive.
But when three strangers arrive in the village of Milltown, with a secret they are willing to die for, Calen’s world is ripped from under him and he is thrust headfirst into a war that has been raging for centuries.
There is no prophecy. His coming was not foretold.
He bleeds like any man, and bleed he will.
Review: I had such a fun time with Of Blood and Fire. Every once and awhile a fantasy book comes along that reminds me why I fell in love with the genre. This book felt nostalgic in a weird way. It brought me back to being 13 year old Morgan hiding in the school library flying through the pages. It gave me that feeling of staying up late under the covers and going on a fantasy adventure. This book somehow gives you fantasy nostalgia feelings, while also feeling like a fresh entry into the genre. We have a band of friends who have to set out on an adventure. We have the most precious dragon I have ever encountered in literature. There’s a wolf that I would literally die for. This book kept me turning the pages.
Overall I think if you are a fan of adventure fantasy, then this is definitely worth picking up. I am so glad that I read this and am so happy to have a new indie fantasy book to scream about to anyone who will listen.