Next up on David’s Book blug is Blood Scroll of Antares by Brian K. Larson!
Here’s the blurb :-
Genre – Science Fiction
In this third installment in the Warlords Series, The Empress must seek the missing Blood Scroll of Antares. Rescued after her crash, she is brought to the under-lands of ancient Earth by a band of Sasquatch. Join them on this magical quest in search for the ancient texts and discover the mysteries of the Kron’Shulooka, or Blood Spirit.Their hope is that the ancient writings will hold the clues of what must be done.
Former Emperor Dumakas, thought to be killed, is returned from Revein’sev, the sacred place where all Antarians believe their ancient ancestors reside. Now seeking to return to power, Dumakas has a stronger fortitude and plans to invade Earth. However, there is strong opposition to him retaking his seat; those closest to the Emperor continue to hold the Empress’ song within their hearts.
Will Dumakas succeed with his invasion plans, or will the Empress return to Antares in time to stop him?
Former Emperor Dumakas is out for revenge in the 3rd instalment in the Warlords series by Brian K. Larson.
The Antarians are an alien race controlled by blood lust and their target is humankind. After Dumakas was defeated there’s a chance for the bloodlust to cease but Dumakas is only injured.. he’s going to return to take back his place as Emperor.
Many years ago the Blood Scroll of Antares were written and the empress must seek the scroll in order to understand the blood spirit and to find the means to defeat Dumakas once as for all!
The empress along with her allies attempt to locate these scrolls on Earth and a well-known mystery/myth in our own history is explored which gives the book a good link to real life which I quite enjoyed.
The Antarian race is caught up with internal turmoil as the Empresses blood song wains. Some are still loyal to the Empress but others are loyal to the former Emperor. Throw in some power struggles within the human race also and you’ve got quite some conflicts going on.
The Warlords series is a fast paced wild space ride full of gadgets & ancient myths mixing past and present and at times throwing things completely on their head.
Blood Scroll of Antares develops the series well and is a fun read. As always the author has his own style of storytelling.. it’s such a complex plot with multiple angles which means it could be easy to lose your place but the writing style makes it easy to keep up and enjoy. It’s not too technical but the author clearly has fun making up jump sequences etc which give it a punch. With the fast pace and quick chapters sometimes it needed the throttle off the pace to absorb events and these moments did that but also added a little suspense to the tale.
Brian K. Larson is a fun author for me..I always enjoy his books and the style of writing means it’s easy for me to enjoy without overloading me..it’s just and easy, fun and exciting read.
Word of warning, Brian K. Larson likes to weave a long tale..set some time aside so you can really enjoy the series 🙂
My Rating – 5/5 Stars