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Friday 31 August 2018

☀☄ The Shattered Blades: The Judges Cycle [3] - Aidan Russell

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Shattered Blades, an Epic Fantasy by (, Aidan Russell, 436 pages).

This is the third book in the The Judges Cycle series.
**Download book 1, Road of the Lost FREE!**

Don't miss our interview with author Aidan Russell.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, trailer and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author Aidan Russell will be awarding a Kindle Paperwhite to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), and guest blog posts (✉).

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The rivers turn to blood and the mournful cry for judgment.

Reslo returns to his family, but his quest is not over. Despite the comforts of home and the love of his wife and nephew, his blade thirsts. He promised the Templars he would return to them their champion's lost relic-blade, and he will not fail in his duty, no matter the cost.

Gratas and Jerah arrive back in Nolterland. Their bodies are wounded and their souls ache from the months of fighting. When they find themselves in the idyllic town of Dunkhau, sleeping in comfortable beds every night, they both find that peace and comfort will shake their resolves more than any of war's horrors.

Heiradra loves Dunkhau's peace and quaintness, but she cannot allow herself to become idle, not as her kingdom is besieged. Plots take root in her mind, and she finds a new source for her magical spells: blood.

They try their best to fit into their new lives, but legends and myths have taken notice of their actions. The ancient, haunted citadel of Basarvigg is occupied once more and the heroes will find there is nowhere left in Nod for peace to be found.

Teaser: KCR Preview

The rivers turn to blood and the mournful cry for judgement.

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The Series: The Judges Cycle

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Road of the Lost [1]

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If the forest dies, the world will burn.

It has been tens of thousands of years since Cain was banished. Millennia have passed since the people have forgotten their origins. They have raised new idols, forged new gods for themselves, but one can never escape the past.

Reslo wants only to protect his mother forest and be home with his family. Instead, he finds himself thrust into disaster and ruin. The Dark Elves and their Ogre allies are rampaging through his forest homeland, spilling blood and sowing chaos on a quest to make the woods their own. Viewed as an outsider for his entire life, Reslo must now fight to protect the very people who have scorned him from birth.

But Dark Elves and Ogres aren't the last of Reslo's worries. Two young knights from a foreign kingdom are on a quest to find a lost champion and the holy relic-blade he carried. If they fail to find the truth behind his disappearance, their knightly orders will march to war.

Can Reslo keep the two knights alive and still defeat the enemies who threaten his forest home?

[Published 11 January 2018, 253 pages]

March to Shadows [2]

Raiders descend from the North, conspiracies take root, and the war drums beat.

In March to Shadows, the second volume of The Judges Cycle, the kingdom of Galeberth must face off against ancient foes, while the Templars from Nolterland will confront the secrets hidden by the shattering of their homeland’s once great empire.

Princess Heiradra, responsible for little and heir to nothing, wants only to eat her breakfast in bed and avoid the boring aspects of court life. However, when a cart carrying a wounded Sylvan Elf and two beaten Templars arrives at the palace the morning of the grand ball, there is no avoiding royal politics.

With the return of the two Nolterite Templars, King Velat sees an opportunity to make peace with the raiders from the North. Fattened up on cake and with a hundred-strong entourage, Reslo and his Templar companions must do the impossible and negotiate with the exiled remnants of their northern kingdom – a kingdom shrouded in secrets and tales of blood and sacrifice since the old empire was split. If the Northern barbarians don’t kill the three companions, the plots and intrigue of Galeberth’s royal court just might.

[Published 17 March 2018, 311 pages]

About the Author

Aidan Russell is a Marine Corps veteran living in Las Vegas.

He spent his youth following the adventures of wizards and space demons and decided one day to write his own tales. His short fiction is available in the Never Fear and Uncharted Worlds anthologies.

When not writing, he enjoys skiing and heavy metal.

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Aug 27: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
Aug 27: The Tired Buyer
Aug 28: T's Stuff
Aug 28: Fabulous and Brunette
Aug 29: Rogue's Angels
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Aug 30: Edgar's Books
Aug 30: Readeropolis
Aug 31: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
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Aug 31: Straight From the Library


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Judy Schechter said...

I think your book covers are awesome! Thank you for the amazing giveaway!