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Blade and Bone

Part Three of The Book of the Black Earth

Jon Sprunk

515 pp • ISBN 978-1-63388-269-0
Paperback • $18.00
February 2018
Cover Illustration © Jason Chan




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.


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

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

"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

Jon Sprunk

Jon Sprunk is 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.

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Photo © Jenny Sprunk