Bershad is sentenced to kill dragons until he meets an early grave. Then the king offers him a mission that could buy him redemption... but it makes dragon-slaying seem simple.
Brian is an American fantasy author based in Boulder, CO. Blood of an Exile is his debut novel, and the first in the Dragons of Terra series. He grew up in Maryland and studied English at Skidmore College in New York. Brian is now a product director for a tech company, and first started writing about dragons to escape the crushing boredom of his incredibly long bus commute. When he's not writing, he's usually griping about video games on Twitter, hiking with his dog, Lola, or whitewater kayaking in the mountains. The last activity makes his mother very nervous. Connect with him at briannaslund.com.
I had a great time with Blood of an Exile - it's a fast,
fun fantasy full of dragons and traitors, humor and bloody
action. Fans of Joe Abercrombie's First Law or Michael
Sullivan's Riyria Revelations will love Brian Naslund's
debut -- Django Wexler
Part Game of Thrones, part super hero epic, Blood of an Exile is a cinematic fantasy whirlwind -- Sebastien de Castell
A page-turning, action-packed tale full of memorable characters, set within a world full of dragons . . . It doesn't get much cooler than this -- John Gwynne
Exciting, epic and wonderfully told, full of subtle humour and laugh laugh-out-loud lines -- Angus Watson
Blood of an Exile is a thrilling, action-packed rollercoaster ride of a dark fantasy debut and I devoured the four hundred plus pages in three days . . . a darkly-tinged mixture of John Gwynne's-Of Blood and Bone and Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher Saga -- Grimdark Magazine
Naslund succeeds in creating a page-turning, edge-of-your-seat read that breathes new (fiery) life into dragon mythology. Top-notch adventure fantasy - a stand-up-and-applaud debut -- Kirkus Reviews
Naslund's debut wraps action, a mystery, and the environment into an impressively tight knot of classic fantasy -- Publishers Weekly
An exhilarating and action-packed debut -- Novel Notions
Blood of an Exile promises to be a well-done epic fantasy, complete with heroic battles, death-defying acts, and the continuation of a misunderstood hero's story -- Reviews & Robots