Steel in the Blood

Reckoning Book 1 (The Reckoning Cycle)

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Pub Date 12 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 6 Jul 2022

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Humanity has spread to the stars, a peaceful empire that spans a thousand suns. But Erick, Executor of Geneline Ollson, has attacked a rival without the Empress' permission. His enemies gather to crush him. There's just one problem.

Erick gave no such orders.

In a desperate bid to prove his innocence, Erick must join forces with an ancient evil, leaving his daughter Bryn to prepare for the coming war. Erick uncovers a secret that leaves him questioning his reality, and between the threat of annihilation by his enemies and the rot at the core of the Empire, the civilization he loves stands at the brink of anarchy.

Will humanity rise, or fall to ashes?

The story continues in Iron on the Tongue...

Steel in the Blood is a sweeping exploration of myth and mankind, in the tradition of Dune and The Expanse.

Humanity has spread to the stars, a peaceful empire that spans a thousand suns. But Erick, Executor of Geneline Ollson, has attacked a rival without the Empress' permission. His enemies gather to...


Advance Praise

"""... a compelling and absorbing story from a new author who deserves our attention."" Andrew Chamberlain, award-winning author and host of The Creative Writers Toolbelt

""... Narbutovskih tells a story of futuristic political intrigue set in a richly-imagined universe..."" Dr. Mark D. Jacobsen, author of The Lords of Harambee

""SciFi storybuilding at its best"" N.K. Finney, The Strategy Bridge

""Gripping Space Opera Read."" Maria Korolov, Editor of Metastellar Magazine

""For fans of epic sci-fi populated with unforgettable characters."" Jared Rasic, Editor"

"""... a compelling and absorbing story from a new author who deserves our attention."" Andrew Chamberlain, award-winning author and host of The Creative Writers Toolbelt

""... Narbutovskih tells a...


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I thoroughly enjoyed this first installment in the Reckoning trilogy. The book read like an enjoyable space opera, with a possible war in the Empire, spies, backstabbing, and hints at hidden history. The main character, with his big heart and apparent lack of context, seems to be about to learn where allies can actually be found, and they may not be who he expects.

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