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Blood and Iron

(2014)
(The first book in the Book of the Black Earth series)
A novel by

 
 
After losing his wife and son to a devastating plague, Horace becomes a soldier, sailing to battle for the Great Crusade against Akeshia. A shipwreck lands him on enemy shores, where he finds himself enslaved and on a brutal march across the desert to destinations unknown. When the caravan of slaves encounters a fierce storm, Horace discovers he possesses zoana, a mysterious gift of magic potent enough to instill fear in his captors and to earn him a place in Queen Byleth’s court.

Horace quickly learns that life at court is a complex, treacherous prison of its own kind and he remains at the mercy of his foe. With help from Jirom, a gladiator and fellow captive, and Alyra, spy and handmaiden to the Queen, Horace must outwit his enemies and harness his powerful magic to liberate himself and the thousands who have lived in oppression for far too long.

With fast-paced, breathtaking action, magical adventure, and an unforgettable story, Blood and Iron is the stunning first book in the epic Book of the Black Earth series by Jon Sprunk, Compton Crook Award finalist and author of the Shadow Saga.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"The clear writing and fast pace makes Jon Sprunk's Blood and Iron a fun adventure of magic, political intrigue, and good old fashioned heroes." - Michael J Sullivan


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Used availability for Jon Sprunk's Blood and Iron

Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blood and Iron (1) (The Book of the Black Earth)
Author(s): Jon Sprunk
ISBN: 1-61614-893-4 / 978-1-61614-893-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pyr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blood and Iron (Dramatized Adaptation)
Author(s): Jon Sprunk
Publisher: GraphicAudio
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October 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Blood and Iron (Dramatized Adaptation)
Author(s): Jon Sprunk
Publisher: GraphicAudio
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Blood and Iron (Dramatized Adaptation)
Author(s): Jon Sprunk
Publisher: GraphicAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blood and Iron (Dramatized Adaptation)
Author(s): Jon Sprunk
Publisher: GraphicAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blood and Iron (The Book of the Black Earth 1)
Author(s): Jon Sprunk
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Blood and Iron (The Book of the Black Earth 1)
Author(s): Jon Sprunk
Publisher: Pyr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA