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“Everyone from Jalard knew what a bloodoath was. Legendary characters in the tales people told to their children often made such pacts with the gods. By drawing one’s own blood whilst speaking a vow, people became ‘Bloodsworn’.

And in every tale where the oath was broken, the ending was always the same. The Bloodsworn died.”

It has been twelve years since The War of Ashes,
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Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published January 8th 2021 by Elsewhen Press
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S. Naomi Scott
Jan 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Bloodsworn is the first book in a new epic fantasy series by British author Tej Turner, and it really does get the series off to a phenomenal start. The narrative follows the adventures of a handful of young friends as they find themselves getting dragged into a magical conspiracy that threatens to destroy everything they hold dear.

The story starts in the village of Jalard, where we are introduced to a fairly hefty cast of characters and given an insight into their daily lives. Most of the main
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Happy Booker
Mar 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Blood Sworn is a dark fantasy action-adventure set in a euro-centric secondary world. It is the first book of the Avatars of Ruin series, and it begins with Kyra running late for the males of Jalard are recruiting, and she really wants to be picked. It is tough to be chosen as the only woman there as they consider their arts to be only for their own kind. Her existence from the start is a nuisance to them as she perseveres them and proves them wrong.


The males of Jalard and the villages of Jalard
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Tristan
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Tej Turner has a great knack for creating engaging, likeable and flawed characters. Alas, nearly 500 pages is too few to spend amongst them. Over the 20+ chapters the pace never drops. A fine achievement - bring on the next book!
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Tej Turner is a writer of fantasy and science fiction. His debut novel The Janus Cycle was published by Elsewhen Press in 2015, followed by his sequel Dinnusos Rises in 2017. Both of them were described as ‘gritty and surreal urban fantasy’. He has also had short stories published in various anthologies.

He has since branched off into writing epic fantasy, and has a novel called Bloodsworn due for
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