D. A. Smith
D. A. Smith is an independently published fantasy author whose debut is The Blood of Outcasts. If you like your fantasy samurai-inspired or a bit gritty, then his work might find its place on your TBR.
Short stories by Smith have also appeared in Black Hare Press’s ‘Pride: The Worst Sin of All’ anthology, and read live on air by Pop-up Submissions.
When not writing, Smith works in the editorial department for a chemistry journal and is quite fond of walks with his wife and crazy spaniel.
The Blood of Outcasts
A clan destroyed. A pact with a beast. A warrior will spill her own cursed blood for vengeance …
Masako escaped the Lord Council with only her life intact, her clan shattered, and master dead in wake of disaster she wrought. It is her cursed blood that opens a gate it shouldn’t, a demi-god answers.
By the power in her blood, and a promise made with it, she’s given a second chance. With it, she must unite the outer clans, move past old rivalries and worse, or face annihilation at the hands of a foreign sect of sorcerers, the Taosii Soshists, and their silent invasion.
Only, Masako was executed, she’s meant to be dead. Demonic rumours and a destructive past sow doubt in her campaign before it is begun.
Buy a copy to find out whether Masako can win back the trust of a nation.