Tam Hashford is tired of working at her local pub, slinging drinks for world-famous mercenaries and listening to the bards sing of adventure and glory in the world beyond her sleepy hometown.
When the biggest mercenary band of all rolls into town, led by the infamous Bloody Rose, Tam jumps at the chance to sign on as their bard. It’s adventure she wants – and adventure she gets as the crew embark on a quest that will end in one of two ways: glory or death.
Bloody Rose solidifies what Kings of the Wyld proved. Eames writes like a hurricane and has a voice like no one else in this genre (Sam Sykes)
[Eames] writes the kind of fantasy that is both immensely satisfying and deeply human . . . Kings of the Wyld was fun, but Bloody Rose is gods-damned epic . . . one of the best books of the year (FANTASY HIVE)
I laughed and wept and worried a lot and had the most tremendous time reading Bloody Rose. Eames is a gifted and entertaining storyteller (Kevin Hearne, author of the Iron Druid Chronicles)
Bloody Rose is bloody brilliant! It is a book that will make you remember why you fell in love with reading in the first place . . . proves without a shadow of a doubt that Nicholas Eames is one of the best in the new generation of modern fantasy writers (THE TATTOOED BOOK GEEK)
Eames is the current reigning champion of joyful, human, madcap messy fantasy that hits all the right notes (FORBIDDEN PLANET)
Exceeded my already high expectations (THE NERD BOOK REVIEW)
I was a big fan of Kings of the Wyld, but I think Bloody Rose has actually topped it. Eames once again hits the perfect balance of humor and heart, irreverent references and real emotion. The characters are great, the adventure is epic, and he’s slowly deepening the worldbuilding in a way that has me eager for more (Django Wexler)
If you loved Kings of the Wyld, you’re going to love Bloody Rose. And, I mean, if you haven’t read Kings of the Wyld yet then drop everything you are doing. Right now. GO. . . . a fantastic book (SUPERSTAR DRIFTER)
Grabbed me by the heartstrings and still hasn’t quite let go. Bloody Rose is a work of literary art, something incredibly rare and valuable and shows just how engrossing fiction can be. It’s epic, it’s exciting, and it’s undoubtedly one of the best books I’ve read in recent years (TINY REVIEWS)
Eames joyfully mashes rock music elements and epic fantasy tropes to create the equivalent of a 500-page heavy-metal guitar solo: loud, frenetic, unpredictable, and gripping . . . [A] glorious romp worthy of multiple encores (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Starred Review)
WINNER OF THE 2018 BOOKNEST FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST TRADITIONALLY PUBLISHED NOVEL
Bloody Rose is available now!