Iron Bloom

Iron Bloom

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by Billy Wong
     
 

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Journey back to a time of epic legends with the tale of Rose, a mighty warrior torn between the power of the sword and her longing for a peaceful life.

A young woman with a kind heart and extraordinary constitution, Rose becomes a warrior to better the world. Despite the wealth and fame she wins as one of the greatest champions of her time, the bloody reality of her

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Journey back to a time of epic legends with the tale of Rose, a mighty warrior torn between the power of the sword and her longing for a peaceful life.

A young woman with a kind heart and extraordinary constitution, Rose becomes a warrior to better the world. Despite the wealth and fame she wins as one of the greatest champions of her time, the bloody reality of her new life is nothing like her ideal dream. She yearns for a chance to escape the violence.

She finds that chance in Ethan, the leader of an altruistic pacifist group. But when a barbarian horde invades their kingdom, Rose knows that she can make a difference by taking up her sword again. Will her need to protect her homeland cost her the man she loves?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481973977
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/04/2013
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Billy Wong is an avid fan of heroic fantasy, with a special love for strong female warriors. He draws inspiration from the epic legends of old, and is on a quest to bring over the top deeds and larger than life heroes back to prominence in today's literary world.

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Iron Bloom 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
LAStotts More than 1 year ago
When I think of stories about warriors, bloody battles, fierce loyalty, and exceptional skill with a sword, I automatically think of stories with a male warrior as the main character. Well I am so excited about the novel Iron Bloom, a story that centers around an incredibly skilled female warrior. This novel had everything that a fantasy warrior story should have. It has epic battle scenes, a strong, incredibly capable warrior, fighting for protecting the innocent and defending all that is good, and it has love. The love is what softened this warrior's heart and provided excellent depth and character development. This story was non stop action, adventure, and bloodshed, and the modern twist on the language made it more relateable to read than if it was written in old English like many warrior novels. I enjoyed it immensely and I look forward to reading what the author has in store next.
LHCollinsLH More than 1 year ago
Engaging, Well-Written and Compelling I have to say that I am a big fan of reading well-written novels that have fiercely strong female protagonists and ''Iron Bloom'' certainly fulfilled that request. Billy Wong weaves a story of a warrior woman who finds her desire for a peaceful life at odds with her desire to protect, and when she falls in love with Ethan those two opposite parts of her become more at odds as death and danger come to her homeland. The story is wonderfully engaging with a strong basis of emotion and action, drawing you in with well-paced action and adventure while keeping you locked in with emotionally charged drama. The author has a talent for storytelling that is sharp, lush, vivid and authentic... forging a connection between the reader and Rose as she fights to protect her homeland and hold on to the one man who has helped her find peace. Overall, this was a compelling novel that has me eager to read the net book in the Legend of the Iron Flower series. 
Sheri-A-Wilkinson More than 1 year ago
Iron Bloom (Billy Wong) Young Rose only sixteen years old, longs to escape her violent world. She also yearns to become a warrior, even though a woman especially as young as her, is unheard of. The bloody reality of her new life is not quite what she thought it would be. Then she meets Ethan. When Barbarians invade her Kingdom she knows exactly what she must do. She fights with a vengeance to save her homeland, but at what cost? Fast paced, a lot of action and graphic fights. If you love a strong female lead with many bloody fights, then this is the book for you. I intend to check out more or Billy Wongs work.
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Book exchanged for an honest review:Fifteen year old Rose Agen dreams of being a Royal Interprovincial Enforcers of Law (RIEL) because she's naturally stronger than most people around her. Rose's father Rick disapproves of Rose joining RIEL and wants her to be married off. Rose's mother Lise seems to understand Rose's dreams better than her husband does. Rose's life in RIEL is not what she expected but none the less happy. Rose is picking up sword fighting techniques faster than her fellow recruits are. Rose proves her prowess in fighting bandits while out on patrol. Rose discover her own code of ethics~do what is right no matter what others think. Rose becomes sellsword with Blood Vin where she continues to gain in skill despite her age. Rose's father Rick becomes ill and needs help paying off his debt which Rose does gladly. She continues to offer her skills as sellsword and bodyguard. Rose has a thirst for adventure and new sights. Will Rose continue being sellsword? Will Rick recover? Will Rose continue to wander? Your answers await you in Iron Bloom. I really enjoyed this book. I love strong female characters like Rose! What I found most refreshing is that Rose wanted to help people because of her strength. She couldn't turn her back on those who were helpless. I also loved that Rose would admit that she was wrong and willing to accept the consequences for her actions. I was impressed with rich background and characters. I look forward to the next installment in this series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
Raymy1012 More than 1 year ago
Iron Bloom is a captivating fantasy adventure story. Author Billy Wong delivers us an amazing character in the form of Rose. Rose is a beautiful woman. She is gentle and kind but also strong and the best warrior of her time. For a woman this is quite the predicament to be in, for Rose it is even more difficult. She must struggle against inner turmoil, family, love and protecting her homeland.  Wong’s ability to create interesting and unique characters along with fully developed battle scenes that transport you directly into the story is riveting. The underlying philosophical nuance is a welcome addition to this experience. Iron Bloom is an excellent beginning to the Legend of the Iron Flower series. I cannot wait to see what Rose will experience next. I highly recommend it!
HMChristi More than 1 year ago
Iron Bloom (Legend of the Iron Flower Book One) by Billy Wong is a fantasy adventure with a soft, yet powerful feminine spin in a main character that we can all admire and fall in love with who has depth and wisdom beyond what most adults will ever achieve!  The book grabbed my full attention from start to finish and had me turning the pages with wide eyes and a highly engaged and longing mind!  Billy Wong is a talented writer who throws a bit of everything in this book with violence, action, fantasy, and many unexpected twists and turns.  This is just a wonderfully written adventurous escape!  I highly recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Firstly I have to say I liked this book. I went with 4 stars instead of three because while the book lacked a bit in content, it made up for it in writing ability. It was a very black/ white and straight forward book but somewhat simplistic. I best liken it to "hulk smash!" kind. Id have liked some more depth to the story and know the author could do it easily. Something a bit more than simply leaping into one brawl to another. But after all, I do simetimes enjoy a good simple read. Good job overall
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No sure what i thik about it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great job waiting for the next one
Marguerite52 More than 1 year ago
Free book for review. Rose is a 15 year old warrior that has high ideals. That knows right from wrong with a good heart. A must read.
MichaelBeas More than 1 year ago
Author Billy Wong takes center stage in this first book of what is going to be a mesmerizing and phenomenal series you will not want to miss.  I was reminded of the Disney movie Mulan when reading this Fantasy Novel that is soon to be a classic. Rose is the main character in this sweeping novel that took me to imaginary world deep in the heart of the RIEL, Royal Interprovincial Enforcers of Law  In this world of fantasy Rose goes off on her own and against her fathers wishes. Eventually she becomes a sellsword and bodyguard with an unending thirst for adventure.  Readers of all ages will enjoy this fantasy novel the first in a series. The novel was filled with twist and turns and was well written. From the very first pages you are sucked into an amazing world that will literally take you away. What’s in the cards for Rose Agen is still to be seen in the next books that I can’t wait to get my hands on. Don’t miss out on this amazing promotion and pick up a copy of Iron Bloom (Legend of the Iron Flower Book One) 5 Stars! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bloddy and juvenile. Not ny kind of reading. I left off with the heoine fightinf a giant monster bush! Come on!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She smirks and eats Sam out as Nick thru<_>st into her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She got locked out