BloodRunes Trilogy

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Unleashed Fury (BloodRunes: Book 1)

During the time of the Massacre the Dark King reigned, declaring himself a god and securing his leadership with fear and blood-magic.  Overthrown in a bloody revolt and the knowledge of the forbidden arts lost in the book burnings of the ensuing chaos, Gelendan has risen above its gruesome history.  Now, hundreds of years later, its dark past forgotten, Layna is a simple maid. 

But as mysterious events begin to unfold, she comes to realize that nothing is ever as simple as it seems.

She finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of deception, romance, espionage, and secret societies that soon has her life spiraling wildly out of control.  Whilst fleeing the fury of her mistress - whose rage is fueled by Layna's budding relationship with the woman's former consort - and attempting to evade detection by the priests who want to control her new-found magical talent, Layna's problems are further compounded when she discovers a strange marking on her neck.  A mark that is growing darker by the day.  Who or what has marked her, and for what purpose she doesn't know.  But it soon becomes apparent that whatever it is, it's after her...

...and it's gaining.


Anonymous on Barnes and Noble said:
"***love the book, will be reading the next one."

Thomas Arthur on Smashwords said:
"Lots of spy-craft, magic, secret societies, some romance. A very interesting story... which grew even more exciting with each book."
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Avidfantasyreader on Barnes and Noble said:
"Its got everything you look for in a top notch fantasy book. The history with the blood runes [and] the dark king gives you thoughts of hitler and then the resurgence of the evil just floods you with hope for the heroin. This book grabs you in ways most authors cant. Read this book to find out more. Cant wait for book two."

Anonymous on Barnes and Noble said:
“Shining new star!!  This has been one of the better stories I have read lately. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. Awesome!”

Anonymous on Barnes and Noble said:
"Great read!  Wonderfully written and exciting the whole time!”

Those Who Fear the Darkness (BloodRunes: Book 2)

As Layna and Gryffon race to alert Treymayne about the impending danger of King Nathair's use of blood-magic, menacing evidence implies that the Sleeping God, Nuko, is waking.  The two of them know that if he is awakened he will spread his dark curse upon the land and the outcome will be disastrous.  But when they try to warn the council of these threats, controversy from a surprising foe hinders their efforts.

When shocking news of King Nathair's latest activities suddenly spurs the Treymayne council to heed their advice, it seems they might make some progress, but an attempted murder forces them to shift their focus to more personal issues and Gryffon finds that his allegiance is torn. 

As the darkness grows stronger and the tense state of affairs between the two countries intensifies, Gryffon must abandon his efforts to stop the impending conflict to fight for something he values even more than his country...

...Layna's life.

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Sanna7125 on Barnes and Noble said:
"I just finished book #3. Each was better than the one before. These books are worth the time. The characters are interesting and enjoyable. Even the bad guy isn't so bad. Just human with feet of clay." 

K. Simmons on Amazon said:
"I'm really impressed with this series. I enjoy the characters and the plot. I find myself compelled to keep reading. And the villains? What fun! I thought one of them deliciously got hers at the end of Book 1, only to discover it gets even better!

ndrcvrngl on Amazon said:
“I seem to have a problem of being disappointed with the (paid for) sequels of free books on Amazon - but not with the BloodRunes series.”

Anonymous on Barnes and Noble said:
“Couldn’t put it down:  I bought this one right after finishing Unleashed Fury. Excellent book a resounding successful second book. Excitedly reading the third book. Fantasy readers will be pleased.”

Leoht (BloodRunes:  Book 3)

With Nuko woken, a foe from their past out to murder them, and the King on the verge of war, it seems as though the situation can't get any more serious.  But as Layna and Gryffon are drawn deeper into the complexities of their dilemma, they can't ignore the fact that it is indeed even more perilous than they thought...and they are inescapably entwined within it.

The Order's far-reaching influence is exposed and Layna and Gryffon are horrified to realize just how involved in the world they really are.  And, that they are playing a very dangerous game.  So much so that another player must reveal itself, one who is almost too fantastical to be believed but whose intervention has become necessary with the extent of the grave situation.  The Order is playing with fire, and soon it could be the whole world that gets burned.

Only by working together can Gryffon, Layna, and Katya stop this evil before it takes hold...otherwise the cleansing fires which created their world may also bring about its destruction...

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ndrcvrngl on Amazon said:
“What a twist!  Loved it - and the twist might have some people hollering "dues ex machina", but I thought it went right with the fantastical world that Laura Cole has created.”

SweetCeeCee on Amazon said:
“Wonderful series:  This book three is just as exciting and intriguing as the first two in the trilogy. Would love to read more of this author's work!”

Sanna7125 on Barnes and Noble said:
"I enjoyed all 3 of these. Laura Cole is an author I will be looking for. Thank you Ms. Cole retirement is better with a book to read."