The Prince of Luster and Decay [NOOK Book]

Overview

In war, men don't only fight the enemy. Sometimes they must also fight themselves.

Sergeant Knox leads the Head Knockers, a unit of scout-saboteurs in the war against the Dread Duke and his armies. They are the favorite squad among Captain Brighton’s Stormwalkers, until an ambush by shapeshifters kills the Captain, half the company, and Knox’s best men.

Now the new Captain has new orders. He’s sending the Head Knockers to investigate an ...

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The Prince of Luster and Decay

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Overview

In war, men don't only fight the enemy. Sometimes they must also fight themselves.

Sergeant Knox leads the Head Knockers, a unit of scout-saboteurs in the war against the Dread Duke and his armies. They are the favorite squad among Captain Brighton’s Stormwalkers, until an ambush by shapeshifters kills the Captain, half the company, and Knox’s best men.

Now the new Captain has new orders. He’s sending the Head Knockers to investigate an abandoned village, the possible source of the attack. It’s just Knox, his sword, and a handful of boys barely old enough to shave against an evil force burrowed deep beneath the dirt streets of an empty town. Waiting for them there is the Prince of Luster and Decay—the demonic embodiment of greed—and it’ll take both steel and heart to defeat it.

This sword and soldiery novella is a stand-alone story and gives a historical glimpse into characters and background of the fantasy novel TARNISH.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044417922
  • Publisher: J. D. Brink
  • Publication date: 3/31/2013
  • Series: Thunderstrike Saga , #2
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 365 KB

Meet the Author

If taking a college fencing class, eating from the trash can, and smelling like an animal were qualifications for becoming a sword-swinging barbarian, J. D. Brink might be Conan’s protégé. But since that career path seemed less than promising, he has instead been a sailor, spy, nurse, and officer in the U.S. Navy, as well as a gravedigger, insurance adjuster, and school teacher in civilian life. Today (summer, 2014) he and his family live in south Texas, where the heat makes smelling like an animal a natural part of life. In his writing, as in life, Mr. Brink enjoys dabbling in multiple genres.

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  • Posted January 18, 2014

    I received a free copy of this eBook in exchange for an honest r

    I received a free copy of this eBook in exchange for an honest review, a fact that did not affect my opinion at all. I read this short novella at one go last evening, but calling it a quick read is not a reference to its length. It’s exciting and you don’t want to put it down.
    I previously believed that something this short could not possibly be worth more than four stars – but I was wrong. My conscience won’t let me rate it less than five. The story draws you in on page one and by the end, you feel that you know the characters. That is a good thing in a long book and remarkable in one this length.

    I don’t give spoilers so I won’t summarize the plot but I will say that it’s exciting. The story is a small slice of action from a much larger war and doesn’t waste any time on narrative explanations (another good thing), and yet you have no trouble understanding the characters and their actions.

    This volume is a ‘prequel’ to a trilogy and yet it is complete in itself. I’m eager to read the next book in the series.

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