Book Of The Day – Blood Of The King

by Greg on September 5, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is an Epic Fantasy novel by Bruce Blake and it’s 50% off for a short time only. Blood Of The King has a 4.2 star rating and is on sale for only $1.99 – save $2!

“I wholeheartedly recommend this book, even to non-fantasy readers. It is action cover to cover, it is fun, it is engaging – there is nothing I didn’t like about it… It more than deserves the five stars I give it.” M.M. – Amazon Reviewer

Blood Of The King
by Bruce Blake
Rating: 4.2 Stars
Genre: Fantasy
Price: $1.99 save $2


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A kingdom torn by war. A curse whispered by dying lips. A hero born against his will.

Khirro never wanted to be anything more than the farmer he was born to be, but a Shaman’s curse binds him to the fallen king and his life changes forever.

Driven by the Shaman’s dying words, Khirro’s journey pits him against an army of the dead, sends him through haunted lands, and thrusts him into the jaws of beasts he wouldn’t have believed existed. In one hand he carries the Shaman’s enchanted sword, a weapon he can barely use; in the other he holds a vial of the king’s blood, the hope of the kingdom. His destination: the Necromancer’s keep in the cursed land of Lakesh. Only the mysterious outlaw magician can raise the king from the dead to save them all from the undead invasion, but can Khirro live long enough to deliver the vial?

Can a coward save a kingdom?

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

The reason why I love independent authors is because of gems like this. Never have I hated a main character more only to find myself cheering for. To grow with a character in his own personal journey is impressive and shows the skill of a true storyteller.


Bruce has concocted quite an entertaining epic fantasy yarn. All of the elements are there: a reluctant young hero, dark magic, an enchanted blade, a heroic quest, giants, political intrigue, undead…even a dragon! It’s a fun and engaging read, and I look forward to picking up the rest of the series.


I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. The story was fast paced and action packed, and the characters deep and real. There were plenty of plot twists that kept me guessing throughout the story. I will definitely be reading the second and third books of Khirro’s journey. I recommend that you do the same.


This series kept me reading and within a few pages into the book I bought the rest of them because I had no doubt in my mind that these books deserve recognition. I am currently reading the second book in the series and so far all I can think of is that this book is amazing and it is one of my most recommended books to all of my friends.


This book was an amazing story to get engrossed in. I found myself making excuses to have time to get back to reading it. The characters were very well written and as the story went along I found myself truly invested in each characters existence and life.

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About The Author

Bruce Blake lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. When pressing issues like shovelling snow and building igloos don’t take up his spare time, Bruce can be found taking the dog sled to the nearest coffee shop to work on his short stories and novels.

Actually, Victoria, B.C. is only a couple hours north of Seattle, Wash., where more rain is seen than snow. Since snow isn’t really a pressing issue, Bruce spends more time trying to remember to leave the “u” out of words like “colour” and “neighbour” than he does shovelling (and watch out for those pesky double l’s). The father of two, Bruce is also the trophy husband of a burlesque diva.

Bruce’s first short story, “Another Man’s Shoes” was published in the Winter 2008 edition of Cemetery Moon. Another short, “Yardwork,” was made into a podcast in Oct., 2011 by Pseudopod. Bruce’s first Icarus Fell novel, “On Unfaithful Wings”, was published in Dec., 2011 while the follow up, “All Who Wander Are Lost”, came out in July, 2012. The first part of his Khirro’s Journey epic fantasy trilogy, “Blood of the King”, was released Sept., 2012, book 2, “Spirit of the King,” in Dec., 2012, and book 3, “Heart of the King,” in Feb., 2013.

If you enjoy any of my books, please click the like button at the top of the page and leave a review.

If you would like to contact me, do so at bruceblake(at)hotmail(dot)ca

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Bruce Blake and ENT appreciate it.


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