Nightblade by Ryan Kirk

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Their choices will save the land… or destroy it.

Ryuu is orphaned by violence at a young age. Found by a wandering warrior, he learns he may have more strength than he ever imagined possible.

A quiet child, Moriko is forced into a monastic system she despises. Torn from her family, she must fight to survive her tutelage under the realm’s most dangerous assassin.

When their lives crash together in a Kingdom on the brink of war, the decisions they make will change both their lives and their Kingdom forever.


Ryan Kirk is an author and entrepreneur based out of Minnesota. He is the author of the Nightblade series of fantasy novels and the founder of Waterstone Media.

He was an English Teacher and non-profit executive before diving into writing full time in 2015.

When he isn’t writing, you can usually find him hiking through the woods or playing some disc golf on the local courses.

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