Sand and Blood

D. Moonfire

Can the power of the weak save them all?

Growing up a disappointment, Shimusogo Rutejìmo has always struggled with proving himself worthy to his family and clan. All he wants is the magic to run faster than the strongest warrior, emulating his brother's strength and courage. When he is once again caught showcasing his poor decisions and ineptitude, he's sent on a quest for his manhood, a discovery of his true bravery and worth.

His journey proves perilous and contrived as the elders who were to guide his endeavors abandon him in the dead of the night, forcing him to forge on without the tutelage he needs to succeed. When danger begins to envelop him, it's up to Rutejìmo to find a way to not only gain inner courage and confidence, but to bravely save the friends he's encountered along way. But he'll need the clan spirit's ultimate speed to conquer the impossible. Can a meek man find the strength to fight for himself?

Sand and Blood has been published but without a free license. The entire novel has been edited and is ready for your enjoyment. A number of chapters are available for reading, but otherwise this requires a purchase to read.

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This book was an enjoyable read. The prose is crisp and fluid. The setting is beautifully described and skillfully melded into the story. Our understanding of the magic and people builds from chapter to chapter. The names threw me off at first, but after a couple of chapters they didn’t bother me anymore; it is Moonfire’s excellent characterization that makes the names easy to tell apart.

I read Sand and Blood in one night. I repeat…one night. I prefer to lose myself in stories, usually by imaging myself as one (or more) of the characters. This immersion is easy to do in this novel because each person is so well-defined. No one acts in the same way, and each have separate dreams and goals. Some are more selfish than others. Others like to fight. […]


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