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Blade and Bone (The Book of the Black Earth #3)

Jon Sprunk


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In a world of sorcery and sand, a slave rebellion is out of control and an army of undead is approaching. Does Horace have the power and strength to save what he fought so hard to win? In a setting reminiscent of ancient Egypt and Babylon, where God-Kings and God-Queens hold the power of life and death in their hands, Horace, the onetime slave who became a powerful magician, has turned the tables on his former masters. Blade and Bone, the third book in The Book of the Black Earth, follows Horace, Alyra, and Jirom as they navigate the hurdles of managing the slave rebellion under the Akeshian Empire's nose. But evil is not content to sit back and let them gather their strength. A new threat is coming in the form of an unstoppable army of the walking dead. To face this enemy, our heroes will have to dig deeper and find a strength they didn't know they possessed.

Praise For Blade and Bone (The Book of the Black Earth #3)


"A strong second entry and still a series to follow." --Kirkus Reviews

"A good, old-fashioned, sword-and-sorcery tour de force." --Bookwraiths


"The clear writing and fast pace make Blood and Iron a fun adventure of magic, political intrigue, and good old-fashioned heroes." --Michael Sullivan, author of the Riyria Chronicles

"Sheer fun, with engaging, pulse-quickening action, sympathetic characters and intricate intrigue.... Definitely a series to follow." --Kirkus Reviews

"An interesting magic system, complicated political scene, and loads of action make this Spartacus-with-magic a fun first volume in a new epic fantasy series." --Library Journal

"[A] strong book, full of powerful imagery and a vivid sense of place, with intriguing historical what-ifs and a sense of moral urgency to match its sense of moral complexity." --Black Gate

"A gritty fantasy novel that doesn't pull any punches.... The overall adventure is fast paced and will hook readers from the beginning. Highly recommended for fans of fantasy who enjoy a fair share of political intrigue." --Portland Book Review

Pyr, 9781633882690, 288pp.

Publication Date: February 27, 2018

About the Author

Jon Sprunk is the author of Blood and Iron and Storm and Steel, Parts One and Two of The Book of the Black Earth. He is also the author of the Shadow Saga--Shadow's Son, Shadow's Lure, and Shadow's Master--which has been published in seven languages worldwide. An avid adventurer in his spare time, he lives in central Pennsylvania with his family.