The Blood Guard

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 164 ratings

The Blood Guard Publisher's Summary

When thirteen-year-old Ronan Truelove’s seemingly ordinary mom snatches him from school, then sets off on a high speed car chase, Ronan is shocked. His quiet, nerdy dad has been kidnapped? And the kidnappers are after him, too?

His mom, he quickly learns, is anything but ordinary. In fact, she’s a member of an ancient order of knights, the Blood Guard, a sword-wielding secret society sworn to protect the Pure — thirty-six noble souls whose safety is crucial if the world as we know it is to survive.

Now all those after-school activities — gymnastics, judo, survival training — she made him take, make sense. For suddenly Ronan is swept up in a sometimes funny, sometimes scary, but always thrilling adventure — dashing from one danger to the next, using his wits to escape the Bend Sinister, a posse of evil doers with strange powers. Falling in with two unlikely companions, Greta, a scrappy, strong-willed girl he’s never much liked and Jack, a devil-may-care teenage pickpocket, Ronan is left with only his wits and his mom’s last words of advice: Trust no one.

That’s a lot for an ordinary kid to deal with. But then again, maybe Ronan’s not ordinary at all.

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  • Book 1

    • The Blood Guard

    • Blood Guard, Book 1
    • By: Carter Roy
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    When thirteen-year-old Ronan Truelove’s seemingly ordinary mom snatches him from school, then sets off on a high speed car chase, Ronan is shocked. His quiet, nerdy dad has been kidnapped? And the kidnappers are after him, too? His mom, he quickly learns, is anything but ordinary. In fact, she’s a member of an ancient order of knights, the Blood Guard, a sword-wielding secret society sworn to protect the Pure — thirty-six noble souls whose safety is crucial if the world as we know it is to survive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling from start to finish

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-28-17

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • The Glass Gauntlet

    • The Blood Guard, Book 2
    • By: Carter Roy
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Ronan Truelove barely survived his first encounter with his father and the Bend Sinister. Now, he's determined to become one of the Blood Guard, a sword-wielding secret society sworn to protect thirty-six pure souls crucial to the world's survival. Eager to prove he's got what it takes to become a Guard, Ronan can't believe that the first mission he, Greta, and Sammy are sent on is to visit a weird-sounding school and take a series of tests called the Glass Gauntlet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable but not as good as the first

    • By Shawn Puckett on 07-22-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • The Blazing Bridge

    • The Blood Guard, Book 3
    • By: Carter Roy
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Ronan Truelove's best friend, scrappy smart aleck Greta Sustermann, has no idea that she is one of the thirty-six Pure souls crucial to the safety of the world. But Ronan's evil father has figured it out - and he's leading the Bend Sinister straight to Greta. If they capture her, she'll suffer a fate far worse than mere death. But to get to Greta, they're going to have to go through Ronan first.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great series

    • By Joanne P. on 09-05-17

    Regular price: $10.49