A TRIUMPH FOR SAKURA
Famed fight coach Ned Bangs was down and out, until he saw Sakura fight four deadbloods like a champ. The catch? Unlike Ned, she was human. Under Ned’s guidance, Sakura fights from the street to the big time, gather fame and enemies as they reach the arena of Cascadia. Can they both survive when her courage fans the flames of a human revolution against their vampire overlords? What cost will they both pay for a Triumph for Sakura.
“A Triumph for Sakura is Hunger Games, Fight Club and True Blood rolled into one bloody good novel. It's non-stop action laced with hope and pathos as a mortal fighter, guided by a washed-up blood drinking trainer, carries the potential to alter the balance between the undead elite and a broken enslaved humanity. If you think vampires have been done to death, think again; Jason Ridler's page-turner will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat.” - Nancy Kilpatrick, Author: THE POWER OF THE BLOOD world, Editor: EVOLVE II: VAMPIRE STORIES OF THE FUTURE UNDEAD, DANSE MACABRE
Jay Ridler is a professional historian and writer. He is the author of the novel Death Match, the first Spar Battersea thriller, Knockouts: Ten Tales of Fantasy and Noir, and has published over fifty stories in such magazines and anthologies as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Brain Harvest, Not One of Us, Chilling Tales, Tesseracts Thirteen, and more. His popular non-fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Dark Scribe, and the Internet Review of Science Fiction.
A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, Mr. Ridler holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada.