WAITING ON WEDNESDAY — CHAINS OF THE HERETIC

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Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let readers share their excitement for books coming out soon, and the novel I’m eagerly awaiting is part three of Jeff Salyards fantasy series Bloodsounder’s Arc, which has begun so amazingly with Scourge of the Betrayer and Veil of Deserters.


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Chains of the Heretic by Jeff Salyards

Genre: Fantasy

Series: Bloodsounder’s Arc #3

Publisher: Night Shade Books (February 2, 2016)

Men are more easily broken than myths.

Emperor Cynead has usurped command of the Memoridons—Tower-controlled memory witches—and consolidated his reign over the Syldoonian Empire. After escaping the capital city of Sunwrack, Captain Braylar Killcoin and his Jackal company evade pursuit across Urglovia, tasked with reaching deposed emperor Thumarr and helping him recapture the throne. Braylar’s sister, Soffjian, rejoins the Jackals and reveals that Commander Darzaak promised her freedom if she agreed to aid them in breaking Cynead’s grip on the other Memoridons and ousting him.

Imperial forces attempt to intercept Braylar’s company before they can reach Thumarr. The Jackals fight through Cynead’s battalions but find themselves trapped along the Godveil. Outmaneuvered and outnumbered, Braylar gambles on some obscure passages that Arki has translated and uses his cursed flail, Bloodsounder, to part the Godveil, leading the Jackals to the other side. There, they encounter the ruins of human civilization, but they also learn that the Deserters who abandoned humanity a millennium ago and created the Veil in their wake are still very much alive. But are they gods? Demons? Monsters?

What Braylar, Soffjian, Arki, and the Jackals discover beyond the Godveil will shake an empire, reshape a map, and irrevocably alter the course of history.

Author Bio:

Jeff Salyards grew up in a small town north of Chicago. While it wasn’t Mayberry, it was quiet ansalyardsd sleepy, so he got started early imagining his way into other worlds that were loud, chaotic, and full of irrepressible characters. While he ultimately moved away, he never lost his fascination for the fantastic. Though his tastes have grown a bit darker and more mature over the years.

Jeff lives near Chicago with his wife and three daughters. By day, he is a book editor for the American Bar Association; by night, he will continue to crank out novels as long as there are readers willing to read them.

Author Information: Website

Purchase the book at Amazon.

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3 Responses to WAITING ON WEDNESDAY — CHAINS OF THE HERETIC

  1. Great pick! I can’t wait to see how Jeff wraps things up. Veil was one of the best ‘second’ books I’ve come across in a very long time, and it left a lot to be explored.

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  2. YES! I didn’t even know the cover was revealed. I loved the second book so much, you can probably count on this one being one of my WoWs soon too, lol.

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  3. Just talking about the fighting scenes from this series! I love the way that cover was drawn and how it was colored too.

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