Deep in Albion’s darkest age, long before once upon a time . . . Heroes are thought to be gone from the land. So why have the bards begun singing of them once more? For Fable newcomers and dedicated fans alike, Blood of Heroes delves into a never-before-glimpsed era, telling the tale of a band of adventurers who come together to defend a kingdom in desperate need.
The city of Brightlodge is awash with Heroes from every corner of Albion, all eager for their next quest. When someone tries to burn down the Cock and Bard inn, four Heroes find themselves hastily thrown together, chasing outlaws through sewers, storming a riverboat full of smugglers, and placing their trust in a most unlikely ally. As the beginnings of a deadly plot are revealed, it becomes clear that Heroes have truly arrived—and so have villains.
What connects the recent events in Brightlodge with rumors about a malicious ghost and a spate of unsolved deaths in the nearby mining town of Grayrock? Unless Albion’s new Heroes can find the answer, the dawn of a new age could be extinguished before it even begins.
I have always meant to read a Hines book. This was not his world though. Instead it was based in a game called Fable. Truth be told I have not heard of that game, I am not a gamer (though I do like games) so I cannot say a lot about that. What I do know is that he obviously brings the humour I have heard so much into this story. I so need to read his original works too. Oh and a note, it works perfectly like this, I did not need to know the game to read the book. But those who know it would sure like it too.
Right. So this is country called Albion, the king is a ghost. The new king is young, and rather foolish. Heroes are not even remembered in legend, but they are back! Yes some folks seem to be born heroes. And they all come to the king's city.
First we have 4 heroes trying to find out why a tavern was set on fire, then they hunt smugglers and redcaps.
4 other heroes goes to a mining town where a witch is killing people. Are these things connected? What is going on in Albion?
Female heroes! Just as kick-ass as the male ones. And no on looks twice at them, I loved that. Winter, Glory, they were all cool. As for the males, well I liked Leach cos he was a freaky thing that liked to dissect things.
These are heroes that are weird, who thinks only of saving people, who is not all that nice underneath. All heroes saving the world their way.
The humour was the best thing. It was always there, it was never in your face. A funny fantasy book.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 4th 2015 by Titan Books