Rise and Fall: Book One of the Blood and Tears Trilogy

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An ill-prepared queen, a soft-hearted mercenary, and a crippled warrior struggle as a kingdom falls and an empire rises. More

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About Joshua P. Simon

Joshua P. Simon is a Christian, husband, father, CPA, fantasy author, and heavy metal junkie. He currently resides in North Texas, and hopes that one day he can leave the life of a CPA behind and devote that time to writing more of the ideas bouncing around his ADD-addled brain.

The Cult of Sutek
The City of Pillars
The Tower of Bashan

Forgotten Soldiers, Book One
Wayward Soldiers, Book Two

Warleader: a prequel short story
Rise and Fall: Book One in the trilogy
Walk Through Fire: a prequel novella
Steel and Sorrow: Book Two in the trilogy
Hero of Slaves: a novella
Trial and Glory: Book Three in the trilogy

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Review by: Grant McHerron on Jan. 29, 2012 :
Definitely a good read & worth checking out with plenty of developments & twists across multiple story lines on separate continents. Some of the character developments & plot progressions were "classic" and somewhat expected but certainly not "wooden" by any means. This is perhaps more a reflection on the quantity of works in this genre that I've read than the story itself. The author's personal religion can be easily determined from references in the story to two major entities and their impact on some of the main characters. Meanwhile, the big "twist" at the end was suspected by about two thirds & the confirmation in the final paragraph added to the enjoyment of the book.

In short, I enjoyed reading it and recommend it to those who enjoy reading a good epic as it develops. I'm certainly looking forward to the second part in the series.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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