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The Blood of Giants

(Adventures of Baron Von Monocle #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Danger looms on a foreign continent... Zaira von Monocle is getting the hang of commanding her airship, when crisis hits her homeland, Rislandia. Caught in a terrible cycle of withdrawal from their power-serum, Wyranth soldiers are ravaging the countryside in a berserk rage. The Grand Rislandian Army has been unable to slow their bloodthirsty advance. The Wyranth's serum h ...more
Kindle Edition, 271 pages
Published August 10th 2018 by Superversive Press
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Charity Ayres
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I will start by saying, I loved book 1: "For Steam and Country." I loved the main character, Zaira von Monocle because she struck me as a real teen persona dealing with issues in life that were beyond what some teens deal with. This novel, which happens after Del Arroz's novella "Knight Training" is an excellent addition to the series and shows personal growth on the part of the author as well as the character.

In this novel, Zaira continues in the footsteps of her father by taking command of the
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put it down

Clear you schedule before you start because you will have a hard time putting this down. This is tightly scripted story that continues to develop the characters we have come to know and love and the Kingdom of Rislandia.
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Solid sequel

Honestly, I liked the characters far better in the sequel than in the first. They have developed nicely. The action is solid and its a fun tead.
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John Davies
This is the second book in the main story line, but the 3rd overall. Zaira von Monacle is visited by the enemy of Rislandia, the Iron Emperor himself. He claims that the Wyranth soldiers he commands are becoming more feral due to the destruction of the giant blood in the end of the first book. He suggests for both countries sakes that they send Liliana, the airship Zaira commands to the Zenway continent, to see if rumours of giants still living there are true.

The Liliana makes the journey, and c
Robert Defrank
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Del Arroz ups the action in this second installment, where the reprecussions of the first adventure has some unexpected and unwelcome consequences. Consequences that take our heroes to a strange and savage land.

On the plus side, we've got new vistas, new enemies, and a lot more airship action.

On the con side, there's more modern slang than I like, and what's the deal with that Emperor? His scenes just don't ring true to me. Fortunately, he's only in there for a little while at the beginning, the
Bruce Parrello
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Keeps Getting Better

Every book in this series is better than the last. The feel of old-school young-adult adventure remains, but the main character is more sympathetic this time and the romantic complications deeper and more complicated. The story rarely goes in the direction you expect, making it all the more rewarding. Really looking forward to the next one!
Jon Preston
Sep 30, 2019 rated it did not like it
Not a complete story...

Another promising author who resorts to “cliff hangers“ to sell books. I’m not going to be a party to the wiles of 2nd rate writers.
Shelly Stewart
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable read!

Great story! Fascinating characters, intriguing plot and breathtaking scenes. This book has it all from action and suspense to betrayal and romance.
debbie ragan
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Fun and lots of harrowing adventure! Love the characters and the story line. The steam punk aspect full of gears and flying ships is really cool!
Jeffrey Schmieder
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love the writing style and the heroine. Would love to see the airship mapped out and I eagerly await her next adventure.
Madison Spriggs
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Wonderful read! Great character development and world development. A nail bitter from start to finish. Can’t wait to read the next!
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Jon Del Arroz began his writing career in high school, providing book reviews and the occasional article for the local news magazine, The Valley Citizen. From there, he went on to write a weekly web comic, Flying Sparks, which has been hailed by Comic Book Resources as “the kind of stuff that made me fall in love with early Marvel comics.” He
has several published short stories, most recently provi

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