|About the Book|
Vorodin was an artisan. He created things with his hands... and with his necromantic spells among them the Hound of Halsingur, the Gorfalcons, and then, in one night, the demon Draja, a desperate scourge that Vorodin releases into the world.TheMoreVorodin was an artisan. He created things with his hands... and with his necromantic spells ─ among them the Hound of Halsingur, the Gorfalcons, and then, in one night, the demon Draja, a desperate scourge that Vorodin releases into the world.The princess Tmynthe and the exile Sythrax, friends since childhood, must play their part in finding the demon, although clearly no mortal blade can slay him. It is possible, however, that another vagabond may be of help. He says his name is Rogn, that is, Death himself as described in the Erlsaga, the creation myth of all peoples.The pursuit of the demon leads them, separately or together, through the wonders of the world ― dragon glen, mystic well, talismans of magical import, conversations with the gods, and a subterranean tryst with the Goddess. As the final battle with Draja approaches, however, each must find and fight the ultimate terror: the demon within.Rogn’s Blood blends the existential and mystical — the primal conflict in every human heart. It begins with the creation myth of The Erlsaga, grounding the realities of this fantasy world, and then takes the reader immediately into the conjuring chamber of the Necromancer at work. Through astonishing imagery and the subtle depiction of relationships in flux, this pastoral and wild world conveys a quality at once recognizable and remote: a place where absolute good and absolute evil don’t exist ¬— yet conflict is ever present.