Book Boost: Bloodsworn by Tej Turner

To finish off my little blog tour for the launch of Bloodsworn, here is a guest post in Chris Nuttall’s blog where I reveal more about Bloodsworn’s map, the history of its world, and the premise of the story. 🙂

The Chrishanger

Bloodsworn by Tej Turner

“Classic Epic Fantasy. I enjoyed it enormously.”

Anna Smith Spark

Everyone from Jalard knew what a bloodoath was. Legendary characters in the tales people told to their children often made such pacts with the gods. By drawing one’s own blood whilst speaking a vow, people became ‘Bloodsworn’.

And in every tale where the oath was broken, the ending was always the same. The Bloodsworn died.

It has been twelve years since The War of Ashes, but animosity still lingers between the nations of Sharma and Gavendara, and only a few souls have dared to cross the border between them.

The villagers of Jalard live a bucolic existence, nestled within the hills of western Sharma and far away from the boundary which was once a warzone. To them, tales of bloodshed seem no more than distant fables. They have little contact with the outside…

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Published by Tej Turner

Tej Turner is a writer of fantasy and science fiction. His debut novel The Janus Cycle was published by Elsewhen Press in 2015 and its sequel Dinnusos Rises was released in 2017. Both of them were described as ‘gritty and surreal urban fantasy’. He has also had short stories published in various anthologies. He has since branched off into writing epic fantasy with a novel called Bloodsworn published in early 2021. The first in his ‘Avatars of Ruin’ series. Tej Turner has spent much of his life on the move and does not have any particular place he calls ‘home’. For a large period of his childhood, he dwelt within the Westcountry of England, and he then moved to rural Wales to study Creative Writing and Film at Trinity College in Carmarthen, followed by a master’s degree at The University of Wales Lampeter. After completing his studies, he moved to Cardiff, where he works as a chef by day and writes by moonlight. He is also an intermittent traveller who every now and then straps on a backpack and flies off to another part of the world to go on an adventure. So far, he has clocked two years in Asia and a year in South America. He hopes to go on more and has his sights set on Central America next. When he travels, he takes a particular interest in historic sites, jungles, wildlife, native cultures, and mountains. He also spent some time volunteering at the Merazonia Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Ecuador, a place he hopes to return to someday.

2 thoughts on “Book Boost: Bloodsworn by Tej Turner

  1. Just bought – downloading tonight. Vacation reading in a couple weeks. 😊

    Happy New Year,
    M

    From: Tej Turner
    Reply-To: Tej Turner
    Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 3:24 PM
    To: Matthew Fairfax
    Subject: [New post] Book Boost: Bloodsworn by Tej Turner

    Tej Turner posted: “To finish off my little blog tour for the launch of Bloodsworn, here is a guest post in Chris Nuttall’s blog where I reveal more about Bloodsworn’s map, the history of its world, and the premise of the story. [🙂] “

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