Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Rise and Fall: Book One of the Blood and…

Rise and Fall: Book One of the Blood and Tears Trilogy

by Joshua P. Simon

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
173587,099 (4.25)None
Armies (1) combat (1) ebook (1) epic (1) fan (1) fantasy (2) heroes (1) magic (1) politics (1) sorcery (2) to-read (1)



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 3 of 3
The book starts quite sudden with a mage war. After that the focus shifts to other persons which makes the start of the story hard to follow. During the book there are three plot lines, one of Elyse who suddenly has become a queen, one about Tobin, the son of a warlord and Jonder who actually is the brother of Elyse. During the book the plot lines start to interweave in unexpected ways. The story itself is quite interesting but even more interesting is the character development.

If you like classic fantasy then this is definitely a book (or series) for you. ( )
  hydrografie | Aug 4, 2012 |
Definitely a good read & worth checking out with plenty of developments & twists across multiple story lines on separate continents. Some of the character developments & plot progressions were "classic" and somewhat expected but certainly not "wooden" by any means. This is perhaps more a reflection on the quantity of works in this genre that I've read than the story itself. The author's personal religion can be easily determined from references in the story to two major entities and their impact on some of the main characters. Meanwhile, the big "twist" at the end was suspected by about two thirds & the confirmation in the final paragraph added to the enjoyment of the book.

In short, I enjoyed reading it and recommend it to those who enjoy reading a good epic as it develops. I'm certainly looking forward to the second part in the series. ( )
  Falcon124 | Jan 29, 2012 |
Quite a good book. Keeps your interest from start to finish. This is an action packed book with some violence. It also has quite a bit of personal interaction, with many twists and turns along the way. It is the first in a series of books which judging from this one will keep your interest all the way through the series. There are two interconnected stories which develop toward the goals of numerous people which continues through the book.

At the end of the book is quite a surprise which will connect you all the way back to the front of the story.

If you enjoy action packed adventure from start to finish, this is the book for you, you will not be able to put it down. ( )
  roadway2000 | Jan 13, 2012 |
Showing 3 of 3
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

LibraryThing Member Giveaway

Joshua P. Simon's book Rise and Fall: Book One of the Blood and Tears Trilogy was available from LibraryThing Member Giveaway.

LibraryThing Author

Joshua P. Simon is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing.

profile page | author page

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (4.25)
3.5 1
4 1
4.5 1
5 1


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,412,612 books! | Top bar: Always visible