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Blood and Soul

(Creed of Kings Saga #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The bastard prince Ledarrin is caught in the shadows of a dynasty as his brother goes on a murderous rampage to secure his birthright, overthrowing the realm. Ledarrin’s world is shattered. As he goes from the palace to the dungeon, hope for the survival of the realm seems lost. He escapes, only to be hunted by a legendary assassin. Meanwhile, demonic hordes, trapped for a ...more
Kindle Edition, 488 pages
Published June 26th 2014 by Allen G. Bagby (first published May 30th 2014)
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Allen Bagby I love them all. But I'm biased.

I would say Ledarrin and Maylee are tied as my favorite. Running a close second are Reveena, Luker, and Norik. A clos…more
I love them all. But I'm biased.

I would say Ledarrin and Maylee are tied as my favorite. Running a close second are Reveena, Luker, and Norik. A close third is Zathius. (less)
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L.K. Evans

This is an odd one for me. There’s nothing I loved and there was nothing I hated. It was just a read. I have no passion either way... matter of fact, I have no passion at all. I have hardly anything to say. I guess I was just indifferent.

It seemed to take me forever to read this book. Every time I checked my progress, I was surprised I wasn’t further along. I guess that says a bit. I wasn’t so engaged with the story that I was oblivious to the fact I was reading. The characters were in
S.R. Piccoli
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was definitely worth my time and I am glad to have read it! Not that I’m a big reader of the fantasy fiction genre—even though perhaps Blood and Soul transcends its genre and seeks to understand the basis of human existence, and that’s also why I enjoyed the read so much, and once started reading I couldn’t put it down. Fascinating and complex characters, sparkling dialog, and intriguing plots combine to create a powerful and mesmerizing story that I highly recommend to all lovers of f ...more
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This truly epic fantasy begins with action and never lets up. From humble, unassuming human emotions through world-changing, apocalyptic struggles, the heroes in this novel take a licking and keep on ticking. This story is a roller-coaster of strife and solutions, with insurmountable odds being toppled by perseverance and ingenuity.

Fans of the genre will love the fantastic world Bagby has created. The writing transcends genre fiction, facing issues relevant (and important) to all human experienc
Rob Purdie
Dec 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Blood And Soul is the first in a series Bagby has called the "Creed of KingsSaga." Because I knew this, I was setting the bar pretty high. When writing a series, the first work needs to be the gold standard for the rest of the works.

Blood And Soul doesn't disappoint.

An indicator of good writing is character development. An indicator of great writing is effectively changing a character.

The story's hero, the bastard Prince Ledarrin, initially seems quite capable of occasionally fulfilling the perj
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Ken by: Worked on original with Allen
I wrote my comments in another review on GoodReads, but I can't find it. Here goes another try.

Just for the record, I am mentioned in the credits to this book. Allen and I were co-workers for a while when he mentioned that he was writing a book. He described the book and I offered to "edit" it for him. I am, basically, a grammar-spelling cop and I think I am good at it--I was an administrative technician in the Air Force for many years and also a curriculum developer. While I can spot illogical
Scot León Pfuntner
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Blood and Soul was a thoroughly enjoyable read that brought back many memories of ancient history books I have read. Yet its underlying messages of truth in the face of relativism reminded me of today's struggles with modern culture and the assault against reason. There are so many times that the characters answered in response to the nonsense espoused by another character in exactly the same manner I would have. I believe that when truth is the hero in a story line, you always have something to ...more
Dale Young
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Interesting and enthalling start to a new Saga

Blood & Soul is advertised as the first book in the "Creed of Kings" Saga. It was great book, simply great. Highly recommended. Sparkling dialog and memorable characters. It's a wonderful story, plenty of action and plenty of heart - I teared up in several places because of the burdens/heartbreak of the characters. The author made the characters very human and I really developed a bond with several of them - you want to cheer them on when they make t
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Blood & Soul: Creed of Kings, Book I, by Allen G. Bagby

Allen G. Bagby's "Blood & Soul: Creed of Kings, Book I," is a remarkable and complex work of high epic fantasy. Very highly recommended.
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. I want to read it again and again.
Rob Welch
I enjoyed this book very much... the plot is quite engaging and the characterization is rich, which is all the more impressive as it is the author's debut novel.

If you enjoy heroic fantasy fiction, I recommend this novel. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series when it is released.
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Allen G. Bagby is an American author of fantasy fiction and an experienced blogger. Blood & Soul is the first book in the Creed of Kings Saga. It hit #1 a couple of times and stayed five and a half months on Amazon's Top 100 in various related genres. It can be read alone. He independently published Blood & Soul in mid-2014. His favorite and influential authors are David Gemmell, J. R. R. Tolkien, ...more

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