In the ancient land of Andervold, the Rokhish Empire maintains a fragile truce with hated Valogar. The tenuous state of affairs has split the Imperial Capital into hostile power-brokering factions: the Sudos fight to keep the peace, while the Nortics seek renewed battle at any cost. From the highest minister to the lowest merchant, everyone has to pick a side eventually.
Kyrus and his lifelong friend Tyghus learn this lesson the hard way. Although veterans of battlefields a thousand miles south, the men are no match for the Capital’s ruthless statesmen, and they unwittingly find themselves on opposite sides of the factional divide. Tensions rise, loyalties fray, and hearts are broken, all as words of peace are increasingly drowned out by the drumbeats of war. As the men grasp at the remnants of their fleeting friendship, the Empire lurches toward a conflict that could tear it apart.
The Bulls of War is Book I of the Chronicles of the Andervold Thrones, a sweeping tale of love and war, honor and betrayal, life and death, set in an empire whose glory days seem long past.
E.M. Thomas is the author of two novels - an epic fantasy (The Bulls of War) and a historical fiction set in Ancient Greece (Fortress of the Sun).
E.M. Thomas was born and raised on the East Coast of the United States but is a world traveler at heart. He caught the writing bug early on and has a passion for all good fiction, but especially that of the fantasy and historical variety. One of his favorite moments thus far in his young career was writing a chapter of his latest book about the great battle of Corinth - while sitting amidst the ruins of ancient Corinth.
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“This epic novel is the stuff of dreams of past times and Thomas delivers it in a realistic, raw, grand manner.” – Amazon Reader Review
“At times we get lost in the names and places – but try watching Game of Thrones: Thomas’ tale makes more sense, is easier to follow,
and has more inherent depth.” – Amazon Reader Review
“The characters were deep and well written.” – Amazon Reader
“He has created an entire world on the scale of George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones.” – Amazon Reader Review
“The Bulls of War is an intense book based on war. In fact
the war scene dominates everything else and so a person must be prepared for it
before buying the book.” – Amazon Reader Review
“I can’t wait to read the next instalment of this gripping
saga.” – Amazon Reader Review