City of Blaze (Volume 1 of The Fireblade Array) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Fantasy romance epic. Hidden by monument and pride, the city is crumbling beneath a mountain of its own indulgences. Its army abuse the castle's servants, confident that deadly wielders have been exterminated; wars are fought to encourage otherwise absent mortality; countless people suffer from the terrible pangs of nalka, the hunger for intimacy; and all the while its king concerns himself with choosing which of his disappointing concubines to execute next. The duty falls upon his emotionally withdrawn son, ...

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City of Blaze (Volume 1 of The Fireblade Array)

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Overview

Fantasy romance epic. Hidden by monument and pride, the city is crumbling beneath a mountain of its own indulgences. Its army abuse the castle's servants, confident that deadly wielders have been exterminated; wars are fought to encourage otherwise absent mortality; countless people suffer from the terrible pangs of nalka, the hunger for intimacy; and all the while its king concerns himself with choosing which of his disappointing concubines to execute next. The duty falls upon his emotionally withdrawn son, Morghiad, to restore the city's strength and the army's purpose. In his attempts to do so, he uncovers darker horrors and encounters a young servant who could either be his greatest ally or his greatest hindrance.

City of Blaze is a story of changing allegiances, self-control and love.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011444609
  • Publisher: Idol a Tree
  • Publication date: 6/24/2011
  • Series: Fireblade Array , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,434
  • File size: 954 KB

Meet the Author

H.O. Charles was born in Northern England, but now resides in a beige house in Suffolk.Charles has spent many years at various academic institutions, and really ought to get on with writing a PhD, but frequently becomes distracted by writing fantasy fiction instead.Hobbies include being in the sea, being by the sea and eating things that come out of the sea.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Avidfantasyreader

    Great opening book to what i hope is a great series. If you read this, it starts out slow and a lil confusing. Dont stop reading. Everything falls into place. Its 989 pages of must read adventure. I have never read a story of this type. Its delightfully new and addicting. Cant wait for the next book in the series

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    Wow! What a superb piece of literature. I've read a lot of fan

    Wow! What a superb piece of literature.

    I've read a lot of fantasy series in my time - from the more obscure Malazan Book of the Fallen all the way up to Lord of the Rings and A Song of Ice and Fire.. and I've got to say this is probably one of - if not THE - best series I've ever read. HOC develops his plot and characters with such mastery and finesse. Their plights are well thought out and engaging. The book takes twists and turns in all the right places, and the system of "magic" is unlike anything I've ever seen before.

    I literally could not put this book down. I read it in three days, the second book in two, and I read the third in four hours. I highly recommend that you take the time to AT least read the first one - after all it IS free. I guarantee you'll be coming back for the second and third.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    AWESOME

    Well-written, funny, great story with great world building and interesting characters.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Awesome book

    You won't be disapointed keeps you interested and have over 700 pages

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2012

    Loved this book,can't wait to start#2 book.H O Charles great story teller.I could not put this book down read it in 3 days,can not believe it was free!!!

    Great book,a must read!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Great!

    Really good book! Never been much of a fantasy reader but this book got me going to new fantasy reads!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Good book

    Very good book

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Ok, so when is the next one out?

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    City of blaze

    Best science fiction i have read since robert jordans series

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Anomyous

    This was a pretty amazing book with a little over 1000+ pages and talks about the struggle of a girl that went from servent to an important weapon to a respected and deeply loved soldier. This book has lots of unexpected twists and turns that will leave you at the edge of your seat and begging for more. It is very well written and had a plot that immediatly drag you in. I cant tell you how many times i've found myself picking up my nook to continue into another chapter to get a peek at what happens next only to be left unsatisfied because i wanted to find out more!
    The only problem i've had with this book was the infuriating cliffhanger at the end that made me itching for the next book. All in all this book was really enjoyable and was worth every second i spent on it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2013

    This series is one of the best I've read in awhile! And even tho

    This series is one of the best I've read in awhile! And even though the first one is free, the next three in the series are cheap and only $4.00!, and at least 1000 pages or more! Very good story and easy to read and highly addictive!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    This was a great book! Would've rated it the full 5 stars, but I

    This was a great book! Would've rated it the full 5 stars, but I thought there were a few important events in the book that didn't get enough detail. Overall, it was a fantastic read and I can't wait to start the others in the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Great book

    Long read
    Terrible ending

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Great book

    Really enjoyed this one. The autlor kept you highly entertained.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    AMAZING! Get it!

    I need the second book! Truly, though, it was and is magnificent. I highly recommend it. :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    good story

    good story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Any writer can write

    But only a good writer can create new and interesting stories which is what happened with this book. Kudos

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Meh

    Awfully long winded. Too many of the wrong details not enough of the needed ones.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    gotta get the sequel. Great read

    Imaginative and full of adventure and a bit of romance. Love it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Terms

    Too many terms for me

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