The Bloodless Princes (The Fireborne Blade #2) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the The Fireborne Blade series.


Orpheus meets A Natural History of Dragons in a tale of death, honor and true love's embrace.

It seemed the afterlife was bustling.

Cursed by the previous practitioner in her new role, and following an… incident… with a supremely powerful dragon, High Mage Saralene visits the afterlife with a boon to beg of the Bloodless Princes who run the underworld.

But Saralene and her most trusted advisor/champion/companion, Sir Maddileh, will soon discover that there’s only so much research to be done by studying the old tales, though perhaps there’s enough truth in them to make a start.

Saralene will need more than just her wits to leave the underworld, alive. And Maddileh will need more than just her Fireborne Blade.

A story of love and respect that endures beyond death. And of dragons, because we all love a dragon!

About the Author

Charlotte is an author, freelance editor, and podcaster. Under her own name she has written within the genres of horror and dark fantasy, but she’s also worked as a ghostwriter. She edits books for individuals and publishers, and has also contributed numerous non-fiction articles to various websites. She is a co-host of the award-winning podcast, Breaking the Glass Slipper. Her micro-collection The Watcher in the Woods won the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection in 2021.

Praise For…

Praise for The Fireborne Blade

“A quick, delicious bite of a dragon-slayer fantasy with clever worldbuilding and twists that’ll catch in your throat… if you’re not careful.” —C.L. Clark on The Fireborne Blade

The Fireborne Blade is fresh, well-crafted, and engaging. A knight, squire, and dragon adventure like none you've ever read!” —Juliet Marillier

“A monstrously clever gem, chilling, dark and full of character.” —Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Fireborne Blade is a delightful romp through a vibrant, surprising world of mages, knights, and dragons. I loved following Maddileh through her adventures!” —Kelly Robson

“Like its claustrophobic, dimly lit passageways, Bond’s prose deftly tantalizes in this puzzlebox of a narrative. A quiet gem of a novella with much more lurking beneath the surface.” —Eliza Chan

“Highly inventive and entertaining. Charlotte Bond is an exciting new voice.” —Priya Sharma

“Love to finish a book and just go 'well, that was cool as ****'. This was a lot slicker and gnarlier than I was expecting going in. Terrific dragon lore, impeccable gore and body horror, and an engaging cast. Would happily read another handful of novellas in this setting or anything else Bond throws at us.” —Allison Seneca, Old Firehouse Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250290779
ISBN-10: 1250290775
Publisher: Tordotcom
Publication Date: October 29th, 2024
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: The Fireborne Blade