Hello everyone and welcome to the cover re-reveal for D.A. Smith’s excellent Japanese-inspired Dark/Historical Fantasy, The Blood of Outcasts! I absolutely loved this book when I read it back in March and I recently was able to make time to write down my thoughts about it. You can read my full review here, if you’d like. Spoiler alert: I absolutely loved it!
Masako is a flawed, angry, and desperate person in a dogged pursuit of redemption for her fallen clan. The depths to which she’ll sink to achieve her goal and the questionable methods she uses to get there ultimately make her a compelling, if unlikable character. With twists and turns as sharp as Masako’s katana and a blistering pace that will leave you breathless, The Blood of Outcasts is a must-read for fans of Japanese-inspired fantasy. The tale of the Dattori Clans’ downfall and Masako’s rage-filled quest to restore her Master’s honor will leave its mark on your soul, as it has mine.
There’s a lot to love about TBoO, especially its acronym, but it’s an incredibly bloody, gritty, ronin romp that’s well worth checking out.
The Blood of Outcasts is author D.A. Smith’s first published full-length novel and the premier book in The Bane Sword Trilogy. It is a dark and gritty story about the price paid for loyalty and honor – plus there are cool weapons, fights, and a little bit of magic.
Thanks to Dan for allowing the home team to go bat for him with this cover reveal for his debut historical fantasy novel, The Blood of Outcasts. Dan is a phenomenal reviewer and writer for us here at FFA and we wish him the best with this publication and the many more to come! Make […]