Notable & Quotable

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 epic fantasy series.
     The group of raiders was dressed in a variety of ragged shirts and short pants, but there was nothing ragged about the blades they held.  Swords, scimitars, twin daggers, maces, and axes were brandished by the more than thirty attackers on the pirate ship’s deck.  Many of them already counting the silver they would collect from this haul. 
      “You two hold the deck with these other three,” Captain Scalyern said to Roland and Eldryn.
     “Where will you be?” Roland asked.
     Scalyern only answered with a smile and a wink.  His face was not the sort that smiled often.  It made the seams and lines around his mouth and eyes bend in an unaccustomed, and very unsettling, manner.  Roland believed a smile from this man would be more frightening than any scowl.
     The planks dropped but, as the pirates mounted them, they were met by a barrage of thrown harpoons.  The crew of the Coarse Wind, led by their captain, charged in right behind that volley making the most of the moment of chaos the harpoons had caused.  The pirates found themselves being boarded, instead of the other way around. 

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 will find a deeper understanding of all the characters involved if you read all the series.  Please consider leaving us a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Thanks!

You can find an ever-growing glossary and geographic guide on our website here;  You can also find a few spoilers such as lineage of kingdoms, the Code of the Cavalier, and so on.

I also need to let you know about Curse Breaker: Sundered by Melinda Kucsera. Here’s what an Amazon Reviewer had to say, “Once again Ms. Kucsera sends her readers hurdling down a swift roller coaster ride of a story. The big baddies are still unbelievably strong (and immense), and things look a little scary, especially for Ran. But all hope isn’t gone; the rangers and guards are still fighting…”

This week’s giveaway is the Mid-July Summer Giveaway for all things Fantasy.

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.  

Here’s hoping you’re all surviving the Big Q and adjusting to the huge changes we’re all facing right now. 

We (and I use ‘we’ loosely because all I did was drive) hauled hay this weekend.  Just another benefit of living in the country (heavy sarcasm).  This round wasn’t too bad at all, at least not for me.  Due to my recent surgery, we hired a couple of hands to handle the bulk of the heavy lifting.

Oh, and I should say a huge thank you to all of you who made reaching the coveted top 10 list (we’re in the top 3!) of the Epic Fantasy Category on Amazon possible!  Gotta say, we’re all pretty stoked here.  

Let me know how you’re doing.  Feel free to drop me a line at with word of how you’re doing, questions about our tales, or comments about the story or the world of Stratvs.  If you enjoy our brand of ‘humor’ or just want more frequent updates, you can follow us on Facebook here; Roland’s Quest!
Until next time, ‘Crush your Enemies!’
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Published by RJ Hanson

Author of the Heirs of Vanity and Lords of Order and Chaos series. Just two series is the over all epic fantasy tale Bloodlines Reforged #bloodlines

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