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An Actor Gets the Role of a Lifetime in This Fantasy Adventure by Simon R. Green

Blood and Honor is the tale of a struggling actor who’s hired to impersonate an evil prince.


In Blue Moon Rising, Simon R. Green introduced readers to the Forest Kingdom—a realm of dragons, unicorns, witches, and heroes. It was through this world that Prince Rupert travelled, hoping to slay a beast and prove himself worthy of his father’s throne. 

Blood and Honor is a much-anticipated return to the world of Forest Kingdom, though it focuses on a different but equally compelling protagonist: a confident (sometimes too confident) theater has-been.

Once upon a time, 27-year-old Jordan was a well-established actor, beloved by kings and queens alike. Today, he’s hopeless, penniless—and in dire need of a gig that'll line his pockets and restore his reputation. After a series of bit parts and random roles, Jordan finally strikes gold when he gets a job impersonating Prince Victor of Redhart. What could be better than this opportunity to rejuvenate his career? Oh yeah—getting paid 10,000 ducats to do it.      

Eager to get started, Jordan accompanies three men to Castle Midnight, where a touch of magic makes him look like the royal he’s meant to play. But all too quickly, Jordan realizes that this role is far more complicated—and more dangerous—than he could have ever imagined. If he fails to earn Victor his inheritance, then he’ll never see the stage again, much less another day...

The following excerpt of Blood and Honor takes you to the moment Jordan accepts the offer and undergoes an incredible transformation—which jumpstarts a fantasy adventure full of evil brothers, scheming employers, magic, and violence.

Click here to read an excerpt from Blood and Honor, and then download the book. 

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