This week’s Notable and Quotable from the Bloodlines Reforged Saga.
This week’s Notable and Quotable comes from Roland’s Triumph, Book III of the Heirs of Vanity Series.
“I think he’s supposed to be here,” Kullen said to his puppy.
Roland looked up and Kullen simply pointed into the woods as Kodii emerged with four large rabbits slung over his shoulder. Kodii walked to his skinning tree and Kullen walked over to him.
“Kodii, this is Kullen,” Roland said. “He is going to be working for us.”
Kodii nodded and commenced with his work. Kullen watched intently with Travelin’ Jack sitting at his heel.
“I know you’re excited,” Kullen said to the pup who sat obediently next to him. “But those are his, not yours. We’ll teach you to catch your own.”
Kodii looked at the boy curiously.
“You hear?” Kodii asked to Kullen.
“Yyyyes,” Kullen said. “I…I…they ttttalk tto me.”
“Who teach you?” Kodii asked.
Kullen only shrugged. Although very intrigued as to where this conversation was going, Roland did enjoy the fact that Kodii was answered with one of those simple shrugs that Kodii himself so often employed as a sole reply.
“No one teach you?” Kodii asked.
Kullen shrugged again and shook his head.
“Always hhhh…hhh…heard them,” Kullen said.
“Just dog?” Kodii asked.
Kullen shook his head.
“All…all…all of them,” Kullen finally managed. “Hhhhawks and ssss…sssssss…some ddddogs are mean, though.”
Kodii shocked them all then by taking a knee in front of Kullen. He reached forward and kissed the boy’s forehead, then knelt and kissed his feet. No one knew what this meant, or what to do. Especially Kullen.
“Boy blessed,” Kodii said. “Ferrune, you call him Bludu, blessed boy. He god of all wild, all animal. Only great shaman, only best, can pray enough. Then can only speak one. Some speak birds, like Fynyll. Good for scout. Some speak dog, good for tribe.”
“You’re saying that Kullen actually hears what they’re saying or thinking?” Roland asked.
“Boy blessed,” Kodii said standing. “Fynyll no shaman. Maybe taught by one. Maybe taught by trocado…changers. But boy, boy is blessed.”
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!
We got some great news this week. Terry F. Self has completed narration of the audiobook boxset for Roland’s Path, Roland’s Vow, and Roland’s Triumph. You can find an audio sample of Terry’s narration here; Heirs of Vanity. Keep an eye on future emails from Bloodlines Reforged as we will be announcing winners for a free download code for that boxset through Audible.com! If you’re receiving this email, then you are already entered to win. If you’re not a fan of audiobooks, the code is fully transferable and would make a great gift for anyone stuck at home, or who spends a lot of time traveling.
You can find an ever-growing glossary and geographic guide on our website here; www.bloodlinesreforged.com. You can also find a few spoilers such as lineage of kingdoms, the Code of the Cavalier, and so on.
I need to mention a first in series book you should certainly check out. Rebirth, by Annalise Clark is described by one Amazon Reviewer here, “A great debut novel from a new author. I was anxious to see the twists and turns and to find out what happens to Mira and her friends. A change from the common blood-feeding vampires, with an interesting story behind why they stopped feeding on blood. Looking forward to more from this author. I’m off to get Book 2 now!”
I also need to let you know about a list of books available through Kindle Unlimited. If you don’t know about KU, you can find out more about it here; Kindle Unlimited. This week’s list is Classic Fantasy with a Twist. All Fantasy books, all available to read for free through your Kindle Unlimited account.
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. We just added a new page to our website where those videos will be showcased. I’m about 17k words into 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 had a pretty great gaming session this last week. We’re currently running a campaign that is based on the lore of the Fallout universe (everything from the first Fallout game, New Vegas, 4, and 76 included as canon). We adapted the rules from Rolemaster and Spacemaster to account for the tech, firearms, plasma rifles, etc… To be clear, I am not associated with Bethesda or Obsidian, we just really enjoyed the games and homebrewed a world to RPG in. Our party consists of a cryo-frozen pre-war soldier, a super mutant, a ghoul, two synths, and a raider trying to change his ways.
Let me know how you’re doing. Feel free to drop me a line at email@example.com 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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