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The Blood of Titans

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Paperback, 292 pages
Published June 14th 2013 by Freedom's Hammer
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Robert Keck
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
I won a review copy from Goodreads. Here is the letter from the author that accompanied the book.

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Darrell Grizzle
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
C. Michael Forsyth deftly blends adventure, romance, and intrigue in this tale of a young African princess who loses everything, then rises through adversity to become a woman of strength and passion. The story, which reads like a legend at time, is set in a world of kingdoms and warriors, of treachery and bravery. The Audible version is read by the author himself, and his deep, rich voice adds warmth and depth to the story.
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did enjoy this tale and will be adding other books by this author to my reading list.
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
A GoodRead
Meh. I've commented before that sometimes these Goodreads giveaways sneak up on you--there have been quite a few where I have to scratch my head and wonder why I ever entered the giveaway for that particular title. There's even been a couple where I've been notified that I won, but have no memory of signing up! Clearly I need to be more careful, and have been putting an effort into doing so. At least in this case I do remember clicking that fateful link, though I can't recall why. This isn't my ...more
Arlena Dean
Title: The Blood of Titans
Author: C. Michael Forsyth
Publisher: Freedom's Hammer Books
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

"The Blood of Titans" by C. Michael Forsyth

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"The Blood of Titans is a unique love story set in the Golden Age of Africa. It is the tale of Halima, a teenage princess who falls in love with a warrior king. Enormous obstacles lie in the way of their happiness. In the course of their adventures, Princess Halima learns about loss, duty, and the high price of
Jinx:The:Poet {the Literary Masochist, Ink Ninja & Word Roamer}
**OBTAINED: Goodreads Giveaway**

The Blood of Titans, written by C. Michael Forsyth, was a very interesting read. The novel combined many elements of the historical romance genre with fantasy, though the fantasy aspect of it offers perhaps less magic and more realism, giving it a pseudo-historical vibe. Overall, this book offers a very atmospherical read, the vivid imagery and lyrical writing perfectly captures the surrounding world, immersing the reader in the story. This is what the book blurb
Samantha Julmisse
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don't think I have ever a read a book quite like this one. It captivated me from the very beginning and I found myself many times unwilling to place it down until it was completed. It took me less than a day to finish this, and I have to say in honesty that I wish it had not ended, or that there would at least be a part two of some sort. Blood of Titans tells of a young princess forced to marry a king to help form an alliance in an upcoming war, but when ambushed on the way to her wedding her ...more
Nicola Smith
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A young princess called Halima is in line to be married to a neighboring King, the marriage will prevent wars from breaking out between the different nations. Her adventures begin with the journey to meet her future husband, with servants and an army to guard her, but along the way there are many encounters that try to thwart their efforts to keep the peace between kingdoms. Halima finds her true love along her journey but she has to decide what choice is the right one for the sake of the Kingdo ...more
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. Most of the book is predictable, nearly every of the plot twist can be seen a chapter or two ahead. The characters are very basic - beautiful princess in trouble, handsome warrior king, greedy/disgusting bad guy. I would have given it one star, but I added the second star for the cover artwork - the detailing is amazing! Actually, the artwork deserves three or four stars, but only one for the story. The way the story ended was supposed to be hopeful ...more
Mickey Clayton
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: maurice pickett
very good...well written ....detail oriented ......he tells a good story as some would call it a romance but not your typical love story as warring african tribes change the landscape of Africa
Sherelle Gordon
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome read very fast paced and suspenseful
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Blood of Titans is a historical fiction book that takes place in Africa. Princess Halima’s kingdom is under attack from a nearby kingdom. As a result, her aged father arranges her betrothal with The People of the Snake Kingdom. From their alliance, they should be able to withstand and defeat their enemies, Zimbai. On her way to her wedding, Halima and those accompanying her are attacked. Most die, but Halima with two servants escape. Through their travels to safety, they encounter the giants ...more
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway.

Set in Africa, The Blood of Titans tells the story of a young princess who is to marry the king of a neighboring kingdom. On the way to meet her future husband, her group is attacked and only herself, her best friend, and a young warrior are able to escape. On the way back to her kingdom, they are found by the 'Giants' that legends say live on the mountain. To save her companions, the princess agreess to go with the Giants so the other two may go
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Blood of the Titans is set in Africa's Golden Age. Halima is a teenage princess of an advanced civilization and falls in love with king Shormari, of the mountain who is a great king a warrior. When three of his enemey clans attack his followers that live at the base of the mountain and kill them all, wages war, but his first wife is jealous of the time he spends with Halima and dissension spreads through his people. Halima must choose between her people or the the man she loves. Blood of the Tit ...more
May 20, 2016 rated it liked it
I didn't enjoy this one as much as I had hoped. It was very well written on a technical level, but the third person format bothered me for some reason that I can't quite put my finger on. It forced me to keep the characters "at arm's length", thus rendering them bland and preventing me from getting attached. ...more
Cerece Murphy
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Read this book last week because I was in the mood for some adventure and some romance. Got both in spades. The world Forsyth creates is lush and captivating with enough suspense to keep you turning the pages in anticipation.
Kelly Wright
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this very much. And the cover is definitely doing it's job. It's what first drew my attention to the book. ...more
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: good-reads
I won this in a contest and I enjoyed the story. Unique setting.
Aug 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Great cover, cool story.
May 26, 2016 marked it as to-read
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and will review once I've read it. ...more
Rachel Hernandez
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing book to read, I enjoyed reading it. I couldn't put it down...... :) ...more
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C. Michael Forsyth's 2011 first novel Hour of the Beast was hailed by Horror Fiction Review as a “fast-paced, rip-snorting, action-packed, sexy college romp.” He is also the author of The Blood of Titans and The Identity Thief.

Forsyth is a Yale graduate with an MFA from NYU. For 10 year he was senior writer for Weekly World News, the outrageous satirical tabloid. Those stories can be found in a co

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