“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 world, apart from once a year when they are visited by representatives from the Academy who choose two of them to be taken away to their institute in the capital. To be Chosen is considered a great honour… of which most of Jalard’s children dream.
But this year the Academy representatives make an announcement which is so shocking it causes friction between the villagers, and some of them begin to suspect that all is not what it seems. Just where are they taking the Chosen, and why? Some of them intend to find out, but what they discover will change their lives forever and set them on a long and bloody path to seek vengeance…
“Classic epic fantasy. I enjoyed it enormously”Anna Smith Spark
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Reviews for Bloodsworn
“an excellent and immersive introduction to a new fantasy world. I consider it to be one of the best reads of the year”
“A real page turner that will keep you reading.”
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“I recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy and adventure stories”
Jeyran Main – Review Tales
“a modern take on the classic epic fantasy tale“
Fantasy Book Nerd – Gingernuts Of Horror
“a classic fantasy adventure with some very cool twists”
Ariana Jane – The Quaint Book Nook
“I flew through the rest of this novel at a breakneck pace, enjoying every minute of it”
“There’s a lot to commend in this book. The writing style is top class, and the characters are well realised”
S Naomi Scott
“a fast-flowing narrative regularly delivering action, revelations and character development”
Matt – Runalong The Shelves
“Bloodsworn takes fantasy to a new level and Tej Turner is an author to watch out for”
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