Bloodheir (Paperback)

By Brian Ruckley

Orbit, 9780316067706, 544pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2008

List Price: 14.99*
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July 2008 Indie Next List

“Brian Ruckley has more than secured his place in the hearts of fantasy fans everywhere, and his second in the Godless World Trilogy will not disappoint. There is blood, betrayal, and imminent redemption. Ruckley is a rare gem.”
— Katie Glasgow, Mitchell Books, Fort Wayne, IN
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The world has fallen from its former state. The war between the clans of the Black Road and the True Bloods has spread.

For Orisian, thane of the ruined Lannis Blood, there is no time to grieve the loss of his family, brutally slain by the invading armies. The Black Road must be stopped. However, as more blood is spilled on the battlefields, so each side in the conflict becomes more riven by internal dissent and disunity.

Amidst the mounting chaos, Aeglyss the na'kyrim uses his new-found powers to twist everything and everyone around him to serve his own mad desires.

Meanwhile, the long-dormant Anain are stirring - and when the most potent race the world has ever known returns, the bloodletting may never stop.

BLOODHEIR is the stunning sequel to Winterbirth, one of the most acclaimed epic fantasy debuts of recent years.

About the Author

Brian Ruckley was born and raised in Scotland. After studying at Edinburgh and Stirling Universities, he worked for a series of organizations dealing with environmental, nature conservation and youth development issues. He lives in Edinburgh. Find out more about Brian Ruckley at