Blood Legacy (Book 2 of the Avatars of Ruin)

I finally get to announce my new book!

 

 

Blood Legacy – the second instalment of my Avatars of Ruin series – will be released on digital formats on 11th February, and paperback on 14th of March.

This amazing cover was designed by Alison Buck from Elsewhen Press, and I am really pleased with it.

This series has a handful of characters who all have equal claim to being the central protagonist, so Elsewhen Press and I decided it was only fitting to feature one of them as the inspiration for each cover. For the first instalment – Bloodsworn – we based the cover on Kyra, but this one is themed around Bryna; Jaedin’s witchy and mysterious twin sister.

 

 

This cover matches the first book. It is obvious they are in the same series, yet it is also distinctive.

In the story, Bryna is often gathering herbs – which she uses for healing and other things – and she also has unusual purple eyes. As for the stone in the middle of the cover… well, to say what that is would give spoilers, but I am pretty sure that those who have read Bloodsworn will know.

 

Blood Legacy

The ragtag group from Jalard have finally reached Shemet, Sharma’s capital city. Scarred and bereft, they bring with them the grim tale of what happened to their village, and a warning about the ancient powers that have been awakened and now threaten all humanity.

Despite this, some of them still hope that reaching sanctuary within the Synod will mean an end to their hardships, but these hopes are soon dashed. Sharma’s ruling class are caught within their own inner turmoil. When Jaedin senses that there are moles within their ranks, not only does his call to crisis fall mostly on deaf ears, but some who do hear seek to thwart him when he tries to hunt these infiltrators down.

Meanwhile, across the Valantian Mountains, Gavendara is beginning to muster its forces. Using ritualistic means to augment their soldiers, their mutant army is like nothing the world has ever seen before.

The Zakaras are coming. And Sharma’s only hope of stopping them is if it can unite its people in time.

 

 

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.

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