An Ill-Prepared Queen, a Soft-Hearted Mercenary And a Crippled Warrior Struggle as a Kingdom Falls And an Empire Rises – Joshua P. Simon’s Epic Fantasy Rise and Fall: Book One of the Blood and Tears Trilogy … All Rave Reviews & Currently Just 99 Cents on Kindle

“A book I thoroughly enjoyed… it got better and better as I got deeper into this novel. Well written, deftly told and superbly paced… what more could you ask for.” – R. Nicolson, Top 1000 Amazon Reviewer

4.9 stars – 8 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
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Here’s the set-up:

For years the High Mages of Cadonia have maintained an uneasy peace among the nobles disgruntled with the rule of the king. In the aftermath of a tragic event, Elyse, the king’s daughter, is thrust into a role she is not ready for. As queen, she must now determine who to trust while struggling to keep the kingdom from collapsing around her.

The Hell Patrol, a legendary mercenary outfit commanded by Jonrell, finds itself disenfranchised with their current employer. Recalling a promise he made over a decade ago, Jonrell breaks his contract in order to right the wrongs of his past.

On the continent of Hesh, the Blue Island Clan has long been ignored by its neighbors. Tobin, a warrior and son of the Clan’s ruler, struggles as an outcast as he watches his brother Kaz lead his father’s army to glory. Emboldened by a new friendship with a mysterious shaman, Tobin finds himself gaining the respect he always wanted.

 For a free three-chapter sample of Rise and Fallclick here.

ABOUT JOSHUA P. SIMON:

Joshua did not immerse himself into the world of books until after finishing graduate school. He started with graphic novels and moved on to Robert E. Howard and Glen Cook. Both inspired his already vivid imagination and after some prompting by his wife, he took the plunge into writing. When not writing, Joshua lives a life devoted to God and spends time with his beautiful family.  He is employed as an accountant.

 Check out these other books in the Blood and Tears world.
STEEL AND SORROW: BOOK TWO OF THE BLOOD AND TEARS TRILOGY

WARLEADER – A BLOOD AND TEARS PREQUEL SHORT STORY
WALK THROUGH FIRE – A BLOOD AND TEARS PREQUEL NOVELLA

Some highlights from reviews of Rise and Fall:

This was one of the most enjoyable fantasy novels I’ve read in quite a while. Joshua P. Simon has created a world I am eager to visit again.”

I found the characters in this book to be well drawn and very appealing. Frankly I didn’t want the book to end…”

“So many parts of this book played like a movie in my head. I felt like I was watching the book rather than reading it.”

“The strength and power of this novel comes from the way Simon handles the characters.”

“There’s a difference between writing dialogue that reads like dialogue in a book and writing dialogue that reads like real people talking.  Joshua P. Simon writes the latter.  It’s what brings the characters to life and fleshes them out in this story.”

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