Notable & Quotable


Welcome to this month’s Notable & Quotable! Before we get to the N&Q I wanted to announce the omnibus, Lords of Order & Chaos, and Stalking Shadows (Book IV in the Lords of Order & Chaos series / Book VII in the Bloodlines Reforged Saga) are available for pre-order now with a release date set for Oct. 31st! Paperback and hardcover editions will be released on the same day.

Take a look at the picture below and see how many references and items from sci-fi, fantasy, and gamer (video and otherwise) worlds you can find. Email your answer to for a chance to win a signed copy of Stalking Shadows! (offer only available in the United States). For example, if you spotted three books from George R.R. Martin’s works your answer would be Fantasy – Martin (or Game of Thrones) – 3.


Now, for the Notable & Quotable!

“It was… unusual,” Lynneare said in a rare moment of uncertainty. “I did not recognize its nature, nor could I make out the markings inscribed upon it. It was, however, a Shrou-Hayn.”

“There has not been a new Shrou-Hayn forged in centuries other than those very few coveted by the Lanceiliers of the Silver Helms,” she said skeptically.

“There is a race, a people, hidden from the surface, somewhere south of the city of Tomyna Thu that was.”

“Ah, Split Town, so now called by those that resettled it. The new moniker shames the beauty of its former name.”

“Yes. They have remained under the world since the Battles of Rending. Their smiths have kept to the old ways, preserved them. The forging of such a weapon is within my power to arrange.”


This month’s Character Bio: Maloch, Master Paladin of Time, once known as Maloch the Black Lance, Knight of Sorrows. When I think of Maloch’s physical appearance, I think of Jeremy Irons in The Time Machine and Luke Goss’s role in Hellboy II. You can find more information about him on the official Bloodlines Reforged Wiki page run by Korra Baskerville.


You can find an ever-growing glossary and geographic guide on our website here: Bloodlines Reforged, and dive into the lore of Stratvs at our official wiki page here: Bloodlines Reforged Saga Wiki. You can also join other fans in our Facebook discussion group here: Facebook Group

Our book mentions this month begin with WorldWalker by Jamie Dalton. “The dead start talking when Adalyn’s magic awakens. Adalyn’s life as a cook in the king’s kitchen will soon end when the spirits of the past reach out to her warning that things are not all as they seem in the Kingdom of Peiruin.” It’s available now on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.


Our second book this month is Wedding of the Torn Rose by Brian A Mendonca. “A merchant who abandoned his birthright… A princess with a dark secret… And an encounter destined to change their lives forever… Down on his luck, Kaine Khalia was gathering mushrooms in the forest to sell in the nearby capital. A young woman’s screams were the last thing he expected to find. Dashing to her rescue, Kaine finds himself face to face with a monster that should not even exist, fighting for his life as well as hers.” It’s currently available as a free download.


As to life here in our own little corner of the world, we are all doing well. Some of you may already know, I’m super excited about my new letter wax sealing kit! It is weird for a grown man to giggle like this?


Let me know how you’re doing and always feel free to drop me a line at

Until next time,

“Crush your Enemies!”


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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