When Blood Falls

Defending against the demons of the Deep has long given Tyr Og’s brethren purpose. When Tyr’s mother is robbed from him during childhood, he loses his will to live. Now, filled with rage and regret, Tyr hungers for a worthy death to bring an end to the futility of his life. In a short tale of blood and self-loathing, Tyr seeks the most honorable path to finally join his mother in the afterlife.

Synopsis
Defending against the demons of the Deep has long given Tyr Og’s brethren purpose. When Tyr’s mother is robbed from him during childhood, he loses his will to live. Now, filled with rage and regret, Tyr hungers for a worthy death to bring an end to the futility of his life. In a short tale of blood and self-loathing, Tyr seeks the most honorable path to finally join his mother in the afterlife.
Joshua Robertson was born in Kingman, Kansas on May 23, 1984. A graduate of Norwich High School, Robertson attended Wichita State University where he received his Masters in Social Work with minors in Psychology and Sociology. His bestselling novel, Melkorka, the first in The Kaelandur Series, was released in 2015. Known most for his Thrice Nine Legends Saga, Robertson enjoys an ever-expanding and extremely loyal following of readers. He counts R.A. Salvatore and J.R.R. Tolkien among his literary influences.

When Blood Falls is a dark, delicious appetizer. If you're a fan of darker fantasy, this will awaken your appetite for the world of Robertson's Thrice Nine Legends, and it will leave that appetite just shy of being satisfied. Don't be alarmed though, because there are several other works in this same world that you can, and will want to, read.

This quick and brutal tale of Tyr Og is the type of dark fantasy that I like, it's got action and emotion in equal measure. I felt sorry for Tyr at first, then I found him rather despicable, and by the end, I wanted to see him win. Not a bad arc at all for a 20-something page story. Definitely recommended. Check it out, you won't be sorry.