New Books: Bloodsounder’s Arc #1, 2, and 3 by by Jeff Salyards.

New Books: Bloodsounder's Arc #1, 2, & 3 by @JeffSalyards @NightShadeNews

 

 

The wonderful people over at Night Shade books were awesome enough to send me these finished/review copies and a ARC review copy this week! I have heard nothing but great things about these books and series. Been wanting to read these for a while now. Thanks Night Shade! I can’t wait to read and review!

Scourge of the Betrayer (Bloodsounder’s Arc Book 1)

&

Veil of the Deserters (Bloodsounder’s Arc Book 2)

Are out NOW!

Chains of the Heretic: Bloodsounder’s Arc Book Three by Jeff Salyards

Is due out February 2, 2016!

So go grab some copies!

—————–

20151021_210344

20151021_210305

20151021_210451

—————-

About the book:

25159315

BUY HERE: Chains of the Heretic: Bloodsounder’s Arc Book Three by Jeff Salyards

  • Series: Bloodsounder’s Arc
  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books (February 2, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159780813X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597808132

Emperor Cynead has usurped command of the Memoridons—Tower-controlled memory witches—and consolidated his reign over the Syldoonian Empire. After escaping the capital city of Sunwrack, Captain Braylar Killcoin and his Jackal company evade pursuit across Urglovia, tasked with reaching deposed emperor Thumarr and helping him recapture the throne. Braylar’s sister, Soffjian, rejoins the Jackals and reveals that Commander Darzaak promised her freedom if she agreed to aid them in breaking Cynead’s grip on the other Memoridons and ousting him.

Imperial forces attempt to intercept Braylar’s company before they can reach Thumarr. The Jackals fight through Cynead’s battalions but find themselves trapped along the Godveil. Outmaneuvered and outnumbered, Braylar gambles on some obscure passages that Arki has translated and uses his cursed flail, Bloodsounder, to part the Godveil, leading the Jackals to the other side. There, they encounter the ruins of human civilization, but they also learn that the Deserters who abandoned humanity a millennium ago and created the Veil in their wake are still very much alive. But are they gods? Demons? Monsters?

What Braylar, Soffjian, Arki, and the Jackals discover beyond the Godveil will shake an empire, reshape a map, and irrevocably alter the course of history.

13279692

BUY HERE: Scourge of the Betrayer (Bloodsounder’s Arc Book 1) by Jeff Salyards

  • Series: Bloodsounder’s Arc
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books (January 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597804517
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597804516

Many tales are told of the Syldoon Empire and its fearsome soldiers, who are known throughout the world for their treachery and atrocities. Some say that the Syldoon eat virgins and babies — or perhaps their own mothers. Arkamondos, a bookish young scribe, suspects that the Syldoon’s dire reputation may have grown in the retelling, but he’s about to find out for himself. Hired to chronicle the exploits of a band of rugged Syldoon warriors, Arki finds himself both frightened and fascinated by the men’s enigmatic leader, Captain Braylar Killcoin. A secretive, mercurial figure haunted by the memories of those he’s killed with his deadly flail, Braylar has already disposed of at least one impertinent scribe… and Arki might be next. Archiving the mundane doings of millers and merchants was tedious, but at least it was safe. As Arki heads off on a mysterious mission into parts unknown, in the company of the coarse, bloody-minded Syldoon,he is promised a chance to finally record an historic adventure well worth the telling, but first he must survive the experience! A gripping military fantasy in the tradition of Glen Cook, Scourge of the Betrayer explores the brutal politics of Empire-and the searing impact of violence and dark magic on a man’s soul.

17318676

BUY HERE: Veil of the Deserters (Bloodsounder’s Arc Book 2) by Jeff Salyards

  • Series: Bloodsounders Arc
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books (March 3, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597808156
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597808156

Veil of the Deserters is the second book of Bloodsounder’s Arc, which picks up as Captain Braylar Killcoin and his army continue to sow chaos among the political elite of Alespell. Braylar is still poisoned by the memories of those slain by his unholy flail, Bloodsounder, and attempts to counter this sickness have proven ineffectual.

The Syldoonian Emperor Cynead has solidified his power base in unprecedented ways and demands loyalty from all operatives. Braylar and company are recalled to the capital to swear fealty, and the captain must decide if he can trust his sister, Soffjian, with the secret that is killing him. She has powerful memory magics that might be able to save him from Bloodsounder’s effects, but she has political allegiances that are not his own. Arki and others in the company try to get Soffjian and Braylar to trust one another, but politics in the capital prove to be far more complicated and dangerous than even Killcoin could predict.

Deposed emperor Thumaar plots to remove the repressive Cynead, and Braylar and his sister lie at the heart of his plans. The distance between “favored shadow agent of the emperor” and “exiled traitor” is an unsurprisingly short road. But it is a road filled with blind twists and unexpected turns. Before the journey is over, Arki will chronicle the true intentions of Emperor Cynead and Soffjian. And old enemies in Alespell may prove to be surprising allies in a conflict no one could have foreseen.

————–

About the author:

5404616

Jeff Salyards grew up in a small town north of Chicago. While it wasn’t Mayberry, it was quiet and sleepy, so he got started early imagining his way into other worlds that were loud, chaotic, and full of irrepressible characters. While he ultimately moved away, he never lost his fascination for the fantastic. Though his tastes have grown a bit darker and more mature over the years.

Jeff lives near Chicago with his wife and three daughters. By day, he is a book editor for the American Bar Association; by night, he will continue to crank out novels as long as there are readers willing to read them.

http://jeffsalyards.com/