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About the author:
Bruce Blake lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. When pressing issues like shovelling snow and building igloos don't take up his spare time, Bruce can be found taking the dog sled to the nearest coffee shop to work on his short stories and novels.
Actually, Victoria, B.C. is only a couple hours north of Seattle, Wash., where more rain is seen than snow. Since snow isn't really a pressing issue, Bruce spends more time trying to remember to leave the "u" out of words like "colour" and "neighbour" than he does shovelling (and watch out for those pesky double l's). The father of two, Bruce is also the trophy husband of a burlesque diva.
Bruce's first short story, "Another Man's Shoes" was published in the Winter 2008 edition of Cemetery Moon. Another short, "Yardwork," was made into a podcast in Oct., 2011 by Pseudopod. Bruce's first Icarus Fell novel, "On Unfaithful Wings", was published in Dec., 2011 while the follow up, "All Who Wander Are Lost", came out in July, 2012. The third in the series, "Secrets of the Hanged Man", came out in July, 2013. The first part of his Khirro's Journey epic fantasy trilogy, "Blood of the King", was released Sept., 2012, book 2, "Spirit of the King," in Dec., 2012, and book 3, "Heart of the King," in Feb., 2013.
The Darkness Comes
The Second Book of the Small Gods Series
"You have brought to me Vesisdenperos, the sculptor. The one born to ensure the return of the Small Gods."
When shadows fall, the darkness comes...
A disgraced Goddess Mother wanders blind and alone, praying for her agony to end. When a helpful apostle finds her, could it truly be salvation, or does worse torment lie ahead?
A sister struggles to understand a prophecy that may not be meant for her while her brother fights for his life. If the firstborn child of the rightful king dies, will it spell the end for everyone?
Darkness and shadow creep across the land in the form of a fierce clay golem animated by its sculptor's blood. It seeks a mythical creature whose sacrifice portends the return of ancient evil banished from the world long ago. With its return will come the fall of man.
As the game unfolds, the Small Gods watch from the sky, waiting for their time to come and their chance to rise again. They wait for the fall of shadows, the coming of the darkness.
They wait for night to descend.
"I was hooked, once again, by the time I was into the first page. I can't pin point what it is, but Bruce has a writing style that just sucks me in and holds me in his books." - J Thompson, Amazon Reviewer
"Bruce Blake has the unique ability of capturing so effortlessly and effectively every possible emotion a character is feeling which is truly impressive. This talent has led to flawless characterisation which I'm in awe of." - Tahlia Gillings, Amazon Reviewer
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Some of the categories which would apply to The Darkness Comes:
Fantasy Characters/Gods & Goddesses
Science Fiction & Fantasy/Sword & Sorcery
Science Fiction & Fantasy/Metaphysical & Visionary
Science Fiction & Fantasy/Thriller
- Publication Date:
- 1927687152 / 9781927687154
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Fantasy / Epic