The 19th Bladesman (Shadow Sword #1)

Kindle Edition, 642 pages
English
5 stars

His duty is to die young, but fate has something far more lethal in mind

If Kaell breaks, the kingdom breaks with him. And prophecy says the 19th Bladesman will break …

The Bonded Warrior …

Kill. Die young. That’s what a swordsman bonded to the ancient gods does. Without expecting praise from the man who trained him to survive this centuries-old, malignant war against the inhuman followers of an invincible lord. But Kaell wants more. More of Val Arques’ attention, his approval. Just more.

The fire dancer …

Ice lord, spy, Heath never loses a fire dance. Yet he longs to know that thrill of danger down his spine as he kills for his god, to fight a warrior who might, just might be better than him.

The broken …

Val Arques is a bladesman of formidable power entrusted not only with Kaell’s life but with the truth that will destroy him. Banished to a grim outpost of this doomed kingdom of sorcery, poetry and treachery, he cannot afford to care about the young warrior. For love means loss. And Val Arques has a shameful secret …

A kingdom on the edge of chaos …

As a vengeful god escapes his ancient prison and Kaell is drawn into his web of deception, even Val Arques can’t protect him from the dark prophecy awaiting him. Because you can’t flee fate unless you’re willing to do the unthinkable.

Duty and love collide in this powerful epic fantasy about shattering loss, betrayal and the price of power.

Review

I received a free copy of this book and reviewed voluntarily.

Now what I actually liked the first time about this one was the theme, I liked fantasy and this one sounded pretty epic, and actually it was from the 600 plus pages to the story it was pretty interesting and kept me on edge each time I opened my kindle to read and had me asking myself what was going to happen next.

I loved all of them, Kaell, Heath, Aric, even Val arques, they all were so complex and endearing in his own way, for me they were pretty unique characters with lots of layers and complicated relationships between them.

I’m actually expecting the second installment on this one because the story too, was pretty cool with all the lay out and betrayals and planification so on ahead, it reeled me up with the first chapter until the end.

For me if you like fantasies and epic stories you should give this one a try.

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