Over a millennium ago, at their father's command, Tyran and Drast sent the Horned God to the Netherworld in hopes of gaining everlasting life. Instead, they sparked a chain of events that led to the near destruction of the Ash Tree and the liberation of the old gods. Now, with the world waning, the two brothers are freed from Anaerfell to travel to the frozen realm of the dead and resurrect their enemy with hopes of restoring balance. Tyran and Drast journey between time and space with limitless magic at their fingertips to face demon legions, forsaken immortals, and the realization that the malevolence of their father is not yet done.
What a rush. This book was the perfect end to a series of brilliant books that had me yelling every curse word you can think of, and a few I made up on the spot. This is the second book in the Blood of Dragons series, and picks up thousands of years after the end of the first book. With all of the main characters, in slightly altered forms, as the first book it also introduces some new characters and gives you a real insight into the gods and their motivations. And a very disturbing insight into their Creator.
Along the way they have to face their own inadequacies, the consequences of their decisions, and the effects those decisions had on the people around them and the entire world. A journey through hell is never easy, but it gets really interesting when you are insane and so are your companions. As tense and dramatic as this conclusion was, I could not help but laugh my way through reading it. Watching brothers fight is always interesting, but it gets even more interesting when both of them have succumbed to mental illnesses. The dialogue, internal and external, kept me laughing even through the fight scenes. And those were some hellacious fight scenes, pun intended. Drast and Tyran have to enter the netherworld and fight their way down, all the way down, past hordes of demons in order to revive the god they worked so hard to kill in the last book.
As usual I can't say too much without giving away spoilers, and you definitely don't want that. So run out today and snag your copy of Heshayol. If you haven't read Anaerfell, that is still on sale today, March 5, for $.99. Make sure you grab that one too.
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Joshua Robertson is an award-winning author in epic, dark fantasy. You may recognize him as the dude whose dragons were said to destroy George R.R. Martin's and Christopher Paolini's dragons in a very biased Twitter poll. His first novel, Melkorka, was released in 2015, and he has been writing fantasy fiction like clockwork ever since. Known most for his Thrice Nine Legends Saga, Robertson enjoys an ever-expanding and extremely loyal following of readers. He currently lives in North Carolina with his better half and his horde of goblins.
J.C. lives in the Midwest with his wife and two dogs and has an M.A. in English Literature. The first novel in his world, Blood and Bile, was released in 2017. Before completing junior high, J.C. had received his first box set of Dungeons & Dragons and devoured J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Since, he has been heavily influenced by a myriad of fantasy authors, such as Weis and Hickman, Robert Jordan, and Ed Greenwood.