In a lonely valley near the township of Ufethru, something has brutally killed a flock of sheep. Meanwhile, when a stranger rides out of a storm with death on his heels, nine-year-old Ansel Marric is drawn into a web of deadly danger, where he will discover a terrible truth....
When young Billy mistakes the neighbor for a squirrel, he sets off a chain of events beyond his worst nightmares. Along with his reluctant sidekick, Billy will be forced to face a terrible evil hidden in their community for over 100 years. A humorous tale of horror and suspense.
No one knew for certain just what the Blood of Heroes was, or whence it came. Some said men like old Droom came by it through a secret pact with the devil. Others said it spewed forth from hidden wells, a magical substance formed during the creation of the world. I know not, nor how King Agdalard came to know of it. This one thing I know for certain: the day Garl and his men drank the Blood from old Droom's flask was the day the tide of war changed.
"A great read"