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Jon Sprunk

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Fantasy author living in central Pennsylvania. I love to travel (especially places with old ruins), watch football (American NFL, not that soccer stuff), drink (rum and coke, preferred), and enjoy life.

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Jon Sprunk For me, there are 2 "best" parts about being a writer. The first is the writing itself. I simply love the act of creating new characters, new worlds,…moreFor me, there are 2 "best" parts about being a writer. The first is the writing itself. I simply love the act of creating new characters, new worlds, and powerful stories. The second thing is getting feedback from readers.(less)
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Graphic Audio has all three books of the Shadow Saga on audio (cd or download). If you've ever wanted a movie version of these books, this is pretty close. A full cast of voice actors, music, sound effects, and they run 7-8 hours each.
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Shadow's Son (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: In the holy city of Othir, treachery and corruption lurk at the end of every street, just the place for a freelance assassin with no loyalties and few scruples. Caim makes his living on the edge of a blade, but when a routine job goes south, he is thrust into the middle of an insidious plot. Pitted against crooked lawmen, rival killers, and sorcery from the Other Side, his only allies are Josephine, the socialite daughter of his last victim, and Kit, a guardian spirit no one else can see. But in this fight for his life, Caim only trusts his knives and his instincts, but they won't be enough when his quest for justice leads him from Othir's hazardous back alleys to its shining corridors of power. To unmask a conspiracy at the heart of the empire, he must claim his birthright as the Shadow's Son . . .
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Shadow's Son by Jon Sprunk
"I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads Firstreads Giveaway.

I have always enjoyed fantasy novels. This novel is more than just a fantasy novel. It is also a political thriller. There was no quest. There was double dealings, killing..." Read more of this review »
Shadow's Son by Jon Sprunk

This is Jon Sprunk’s debut novel, and it’s a dark read. This book may look small, but once you begin, it is apparent that this is an intelligent read. I should note right away that if you aren’t a blood-spla..." Read more of this review »
" I fell for this (sub)genre as a kid 35+ years ago, reading Conan and the various knockoffs. I love it because it's raw. S&S wears it's action and ...more "
" This is one of my all-time favorite fantasy series. It can be a little difficult to get into at first, and the story is dense with many different pov ...more "
Blood and Iron by Jon Sprunk
"Blood and Iron is an engrossing novel of swords and sorcery. It’s tightly focused and complete, without a sprawling cast and endless appendix of subplots. That’s not to say Jon Sprunk tells a simple tale, he’s just managed to avoid the sinkhole of..." Read more of this review »
" Bruce wrote: "I just finished Blood and Iron a short while ago. Damned good read. Recommended, folks."

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“Why is it that if a lord or a king sends you to kill a man, it's somehow noble? But if you do this for yourself, it's murder?”
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