It’s been a long haul.
It was around six years ago that I first put pen to paper (yes, I actually wrote the entire first draft of the first book by hand) to write about a fellow named Khirro and his trials and tribulations after being cursed to take the blood of the king to a haunted land from which no one returns. It was a difficult trip for both of us and there were times when either one or the other of us wanted to quit, but we kept going. In those early days, I knew the basics of the story, but not everything about it. I certainly didn’t know exactly how it would end.
Well, today it does, with the release of Heart of the King (Khirro’s Journey Book 3), and I have to say, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. If you have the time, check it out and let me know what you think.
It began with a vial of blood, a curse, and a quest to a haunted land.
It continued through a strange subterranean land and a city of the damned, where an assassin raised from the dead sought to end it all while a sorceress invaded his home.
Now, Khirro’s Journey comes to its end.
The highly anticipated follow up to the best-selling Blood of the King and Spirit of the King has arrived.
A king’s spirit. A coward’s heart. Together, a kingdom’s last hope.
Sheyndust, the Archon, desires to be Necromancer and wield dark magic the likes of which the world has never seen. For years, her deadly plan has fallen into place piece by piece, treachery by treachery, death by death. With her enemies on their knees and an army of the dead at her command, nothing stands between her and the ultimate power for which she thirsts.
Nothing except a farmer and a dead king.
The curse that bound Khirro to his task was broken when the blood of the king spilled, but the king’s spirit—a tyger of vengeful flame—burns bright within him. It pushes Khirro through hostile lands to return to his home. It pushes him to be more than he ever thought he could be despite the doubt and fear devouring him. It pushes him in a race against time to save the kingdom, a race he is bound to lose.
As the final pieces of the Archon’s plot fall into place, and her power and army grow, it looks certain that all will be lost.
Unless a coward can look inside himself and find the heart of a king.
Find it on Amazon: http://viewBook.at/B00B5JDZ8O
Haven’t begun the journey yet? For a limited time, grab the first chapter, Blood of the King, for only 99 cents on Amazon: http://viewbook.at/B0091PQG56
Looking for something a little different? To celebrate the release of Heart of the King, get yourself a copy of urban fantasy On Unfaithful Wings (Icarus Fell #1) for free Jan 27-28 on Amazon: http://viewbook.at/B006PJ9M3G
Bruce Blake is a writer, a father, and the trophy husband of a burlesque diva. When he’s not writing…he doesn’t quite know what to do with himself, so please read his books to keep him from wandering around aimlessly and bumping into things. Follow his blog at www.bruceblake.wordpress.com