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A Choice of Blades (The Blade Remnant #1) by D.N. Woodward
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Released on September 7, 2021
With no knowledge of his true heritage, a young rancher, Leon Waldman, must forge a bold path for survival when he is tossed into a legendary world of powerful skin-changers and deadly creatures of myth!
Leon grew up working hard on his grandfather’s ranch, dutifully sticking it out for the old man. But deep down he has dreams of his own and life just seems…off?
Then there are all the odd changes that keep occurring, both to him personally and to the ranch in general.
When Leon is eventually confronted with a shift in his reality, brought on by a testy bunch of mercenaries, all of those changes converge. For him and a few others with him, a door is forced open to a world of danger, steeped in mystery, a world beyond anything he could have ever imagined.
Leon knows the mercenaries have plans that may or may not include him and the others, and the locals prove to be just as dangerous as they look.
Come what may, he is determined to stick to a promise made to his grandfather, a promise to find a way home for him and those forced through the portal with him. To do so, he’s going to have to push himself in ways he never thought possible, and a simple bone handled Blade may be the key to either making or breaking that effort.
But before he can make good on any promises, he must learn to navigate this new mythical land with a rancher’s grit, a unique set of powers, and some new friends along the way.
You will find everything you want your fantasy book to be in ‘a Choice of Blades’ by D.N. Woodward. It is an absolutely amazing adventure through a world full of dangers and wonders. Through pain and love. If you are looking for a book you can’t put down until you’ve read every single page, you’ve just found it. If you are looking for a book that will swipe you off your feet, pull you through a Royal Tree into a mythical land full of magic and terrors – you are looking right at it! If you’ve been wishing for a story that will haunt you while you sleep, bug at you while you are working, peep in your ear while you eat simply because you’ll need to know what happens next, you will need to read A Choice of Blades!
I was blessed to be able to beta read for D.N. Woodward. His skillful writing and engaging storytelling kept me at the edge of my seat throughout the whole story. Leon, the main protagonist is a relatable character – even if you have not grown up in a farm and are female! There is something about him that makes him immediately likeable. He is the kind of person I would love to be friends with, and not only because he can tame baby griffin and do other bad ass things that come in handy in an unknown world. His happiness and well-being became my number one priority while travelling through this new dimension featuring shapeshifters, fae and mysterious magical Blades.
This is not just another shapeshifter novel. This is a need to read fantasy adventure – shapeshifters are simply a bonus!
If this hasn’t convinced you yet, for fans of Dungeons & Dragons, or any other gamer out there, this book takes you right into what you love and adore. The strange, unlikely and totally unheard of travelling party will be something you will crave to have a game made out of!