T.L. Branson's Midnight Blade was published in December 2017.

Information about T.L. Branson:

T.L. Branson is the author of the upcoming Soul Stones series. Branson started writing when he was eighteen and has contributed articles to several blogs and websites over the years. Soul Render is his debut novel in a planned trilogy. He finds his inspiration from the kings (and queen) of story, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, George Lucas, and J.K. Rowling. Born in Pennsylvania, he currently lives in California with his wife and two children.

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Information about Midnight Blade:

A short story introducing the world of Soul Stones, an upcoming epic fantasy series.

Kingdoms rise and fall by the blade.

For Davion Callum, that blade is closer than he'd like. Ever the pawn in a scheme of epic proportions, he is given a choice to stand beside those who would wield him as a weapon or defend those who would call him friend.

When the lines blur between ally and enemy, all is not as it seems. Will he uncover the truth? And what will he do when he does?


Because I enjoyed reading T.L. Branson's previous story, Soul Siphon, which has now been retitled as Ash and Steel, I was eager to read Midnight Blade. I was positively surprised by this story, because it's fast-paced and well written fantasy entertainment. It serves as a good introduction to the Soul Stones series, because it tells of the characters' backgrounds.

Midnight Blade is a story about Davion Callum who finds himself being used by Lord Rommel to kill the crown prince of Sunbury, Alexander Drygo. The story follows Callum as he prepares himself to do what must be done and gets to know the prince and ultimately tells of how Callum came to work for the man he was supposed to kill.

Callum is an interesting protagonist, because he is a young man who is being used by his superiors to do their dirty work. He has no choice but to obey the commands of his superiors. He doesn't anything about his parents, because he was abandoned in an orphanage eighteen years ago with a parchment that bore his name.

I enjoyed reading about how Callum had to make a choice that would affect the rest of his life, because he had become friends with his target. The author writes well about how Callum feels about his situation and what kind of a choice he makes, because he has been nothing but merely a pawn in an epic scheme. He gradually grows up to be a trustworthy man who can be counted on and who is loyal to his friends.

I like T.L. Branson's writing style, because he keeps things in motion and delivers a few surprises as the story unfolds. He writes entertaining prose that is easy to like.

I give Midnight Blade strong four stars on the scale from one to five stars, because it's a good and entertaining story that is worth reading. I look forward reading the first novel in the Soul Stones series, because this story shows promise.

If you're in need of an entertaining fantasy story, T.L. Brandon's Midnight Blade is a good choice, because it's well written entertainment. It's a quick and enjoyable read.

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