|This week’s Notable and Quotable from the Bloodlines Reforged Saga. |
This week’s Notable and Quotable comes from Roland’s Vow, Book II of the Heirs of Vanity Series.
“My father was a cavalier, of the old Code,” Eldryn said. “I endeavor to honor his name and follow the Code of the Cavalier as well.”
“The Code that kings and knights lived by before the Battles of Rending,” Eldryn said. “Has no one taught you this?”
“I know the Battles of Rending was when the gods were enraged and decided to remake the world,” Marnie said.
“There’s a good deal more to it than that,” Eldryn said. “The Code began as a means for people to live together for the benefit and protection of all. It evolved into a set of edicts bases on honor, responsibility, decency, humility, and personal sacrifice for the common good. It defined all the best attributes of civilized peoples.” “Isn’t that what laws are for?”
“The rule of law is enforced,” Eldryn said. “The rule of law is essentially a list of acts or omissions that, if violated, will cause those enforcing the law to use force against you. The Code was, and has always been, a voluntary choice to live in such a way that purifies the heart, strengthens the will, and edifies the soul. Furthermore, adherence to the Code ensures safety and justice. Not only safety for lords and ladies. Not only justice for those high born or the wealthy. The Code of the Cavalier strives to attain those lofty goals for one and all. In the days of the Battles of Rending it was argued that the Code stood against the gods and the worship of them. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The Code re-enforces the core concepts of all goodly religions and beliefs.”
I hope this week’s newsletter finds you all well. If you’re looking for a starter into the Bloodlines Reforged Saga, Fires that Forge and/or Roland’s Path are the starting blocks. The complete first trilogies of both are available on Amazon and can be found here; Heirs of Vanity and Lords of Order & Chaos. We have at least two more series planned (Orphan’s Blade and Templar’s Rebellion) that will go into the over all Saga. Each series is set up to stand alone, but you find a deeper understanding of all the characters involved if you read all the series. Please consider leaving us a review on Amazon. Thanks!
I also need to let you know about BridgeFinders, Book I of the Echo Worlds Series by Joshua C. Cook.
“Not just sounds have an echo.
Another world, an echo of our own. A world where magic is as common as air, a world ruled by a being known only as the Slyph. Cendan Key knows nothing of this. He lives in his logic, and dispassionate action. Logic can’t provide all the answers when he is swept into the world of the Bridgefinders. A secret order fighting an eons long war with the Slyph, a war they are on the edge of losing forever. Cendan alone can turn the tide of this war. That is, if anyone can tell him how.”
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On the home front, we’re going to begin creating a few videos of me reading segments of Roland’s Path and Fires that Forge which can be found on our Facebook page here; Facebook Bloodlines. I’ve also begun work in earnest on Stalking Shadows, Book IV of the Lords of Order and Chaos Series.
Thank you to everyone that has emailed and messaged their well-wishes in regard to my procedure last week. Recovery is going well and I’m getting plenty of time to work on future books.
For those of you asking after the barn cats and our new batches of kittens, here are a few pics. Of course, when Margaret heard we were doing a photoshoot, she had to get in on it. If you’ve ever wondered how many kittens will fit on an old tractor seat, the answer is at least four.
Here’s hoping you’re all surviving the Big Q and adjusting to the huge changes we’re all facing right now. Let me know how you’re doing. Feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with word of how you’re doing, questions about our tales, or comments about the story.
Until next time, ‘Crush your Enemies!’
R.J. Check us out on Amazon