Blood Runner

Blood Runner

Fiction - Fantasy - General
238 Pages
Reviewed on 08/16/2016
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Author Biography

JD Stanley has been freelance writing since the 90's after several years as a radio host and commercial copywriter. JD's dark fantasy, Blood Runner, is a Canada Book Award winner that also snagged a Readers Favorite 5-star review seal. JD maintains a life long love affair with history and mythology and has been a practising Druid for over 20 years which provides fuel and background for further fantasy stories.

Beyond writing, JD is co-executive producer/screenwriter, webmaster and “corporate boring stuff guy” for the independent film promotion and production company, Bony Fiddle.

    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.