Before we get to the Notable & Quotable for this month I have to announce some HUGE news! I’ve been conversing with wiki editor, Korra Baskerville, for some weeks now and she’s created the first and official Bloodlines Reforged Wiki! How cool is that!? She’s done a deep dive into the lore of Stratvs and the page contains exclusive content not published anywhere else.
Now, on with the newsletter. This week’s Notable & Quotable comes from Bloom of Blood & Bone, Book II of the Lords of Order & Chaos Series (book V of the Bloodlines Reforged Saga).
The pup continued to bite and tear at the exposed portions of the snake, not noticing the ever-encroaching danger of the other end of the beast. The serpent rolled its flesh into coils and poised itself mere feet from the wolf pup’s back legs. As the snake’s fangs shot forward to strike the wolf pup, the talons of a red raven tore the remaining eye from the snake’s head.
The suddenness and violence of the raven’s attack shook both Dunewell and Jonas from the trance that had so completely enthralled them. The snake, now blinded, thrashed wildly as the rose bush drew blood from a thousand cuts. The wolf pup, undaunted, continued her attacks as well, biting and clawing to tear the snake out of the bush. In bare moments the snake fell limp. The wolf pup dined on the meat of a fateful kill. Dunewell and Jonas watched as the red raven carried the serpent’s eye to a nest high in the trees nearby. They listened to the cawing of young ravens as the injured bird dropped the eye into its nest.
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 the lineage of kingdoms, the Code of the Cavalier, and so on.
This month we’re taking a look at Paris Hansch’s The Last Stand-Empire of the Dragon Gods: Prequel, which you can get for FREE for a limited time. Celia is about to break her vow. As the head priestess of the most powerful dragon temple in the empire – Celia is a shining example of knowledge, purity, and unquestioning loyalty to the imperial couple, the legendary dragon gods themselves.
And, for you Kindle Unlimited readers out there, Forbidden Healing, by Rachael Watson, is a great tale! Forbidden Healing is an action-packed, page-turning YA Fantasy read, that features dark secrets, plot twists and compelling characters, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Mary Weber and Laini Taylor.
We’re also taking a look at C.J.R. Isely’s first in series, Ranger of Kings. Training to be a knight isn’t fun…if you die Living as a lowly village boy, Will finds himself thrown into a world he could only dream of when he meets the mischievous son of an influential Lord and a calculating last heir of a powerful Count.
As to life here in our little corner of the world, we are all doing well. Our two exchange students have become full-fledged members of the family. They help with Pinker, help me work around the ranch, game with us, and we have come to love them so much. I think Texas has made an indelible mark on their hearts.
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Until next time, ‘Crush your Enemies!’