Blood Runner

Blood Runner, Book 1

Fiction - Fantasy - Urban
351 Pages
Reviewed on 08/15/2016
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Author Biography

Sometimes, we forget every mysterious thing was magic before we learned the truth. The natural properties of the earth, the universe, time and space continue to fascinate us, too. And the quest into the greatest mystery of all, the shared human condition, is one we’re compelled to continue. It’s where we’ll one day learn the truth of our own existence.

There’s a reason we call the association of letters in words spelling. Writing casts spells. We don’t want to know the secret of how it works, either. We crave the illusion, want the thrill of not understanding it. We’re not so sophisticated that we’ve outgrown it. Not just yet. So even now, sharing speculation through story about the confounding forces that created and drive us remains a magic of the highest order.

JD Stanley is a fantasy and speculative fiction writer with a rabid interest in the magic of science and a preternatural curiosity about human interaction. The intersection of positive and negative energy, light and dark, collides in villains you love to hate and anti-heroes who drag their heels to do the right thing. Played-out against history, myth and scientific speculation, the quest into those unseen forces that drive the human condition is ventured with a magic wand in one hand and multiverse theory in the other.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Blood Runner by J.D. Stanley revolves around the story of Richard, who is a blood runner and has been struggling with it for a long time. Things change when he meets Maggie, who also has problems of her own to sort out. Richard is hell bent on protecting her. Things are not going to be easy as long as Captain William Blackthorn, the pirate, is around. The story then moves to modern times to a forest in Ontario where Alan, the leader of modern vampires, tries to find out more about Richard's past to take revenge on Captain Billy the Black Death. From magic to vampires to blood feuds, this book is for all those readers who enjoy vampire stories and are also looking for some excitement.

The story is gripping and has many layers to it that will keep readers glued till the end. The ending is unexpected and, with a good combination of history and modern day, the author does an excellent job that makes it a wonderful read. The characters in the story are strongly portrayed and they remain in the minds of readers for a long time after they finish the story. The narration is descriptive and detailed, bringing the characters and story alive. The transition from olden times to modern day has been handled well and effortlessly, though the book has a lot of cursing in it. The ending leaves it open for readers to expect a sequel.