H David Blalock

H. David Blalock has been a writer for print and the internet in speculative fiction for more than 35 years. Inspired by the science fiction and horror writers of the early and middle 20th century, he continues to try to bring that sense of wonder and awe he felt at that reading to his audience through his stories and novels. For more information about David and his work, check out his website at ThranKeep.com.

H David Blalock books reviewed

Bibliography

  • Ascendant
    Welcome back to Atlantis! In the time before the sinking of Atlantis, the government of the southernmost island, Adylonis, is fractured among eight great Houses. Each is a sovereign entity jealous of its power and eager to exercise its ambitions over the rest of the island. However, the greatest city, Moorkai, is ruled by a neutral faction called the University, and the Atlantean Emperorís presence on the island, represented by the priestly order of the Tialsar, maintains the balance of power through esoteric and political manoeuvring.
    House Thran, in exile on the mainland for centuries for its support of the non-human races the Kel and Telmet, returns to claim its own after Andalarn Thran, Jarl (or ruler) of the House, appeals personally to the Emperor. The Tialsar, who had been in control of House Thranís resources and secular position, are displaced and resent Andalarnís return. House Suum, blood enemy of House Thran even before the exile, is even more resentful of its return, as the two Houses are traditional opponents in the struggle for the Ascendancy, a title conferred only by the University on the pre-eminent House that equates to King of Adylonis.
  • Emperor
    The House of Thran, ever under attack from its ancient enemies, has to fight just to survive. Palace intrigues in Thran and the other Houses threaten the very existence of the one House that is destined to oversee the lands. Wyrms, magic, and the land itself oppose the beleaguered Thrans as they seek to restore what once was and ought to be once again.
  • High Kings
    The House of Thran, ever under attack from its ancient enemies, has to fight just to survive. Palace intrigues in Thran and the other Houses threaten the very existence of the one House that is destined to oversee the lands. Wyrms, magic, and the land itself oppose the beleaguered Thrans as they seek to restore what once was and ought to be once again.

The Angelkiller Triad

  • Angelkiller (2011)
    Meet Jonah Mason, the oldest, and most experienced of the Angelkillers, an elite force in the Army of Light.  They are fighting an ancient war, one in which the Darkness achieved a great triumph long ago that has had profound influence on the fabric of life as we know it.  It is the simple answer as to why bad things happen to good people. The great battle may have been lost, but the war continues in a modern age, pitting Jonah against the Enemy in a way even he had never faced.
  • Traitor Angel (2012)
  • Doom Angel (2013)