Descent: The Raiders of Bloodwood by Davide Mana

The Raiders of Bloodwood

A Descent: Legends of the Dark Novel

The Raiders of Bloodwood

A Descent: Legends of the Dark Novel

By Davide Mana

A handful of heroes stand between a monstrous horde and the destruction of the mystical heart of Terrinoth, in this nonstop fantasy novel from the world of Descent: Legends of the Dark 

The invasion of Terrinoth has begun. Brutal Uthuk Y’llan hordes swarm across the land, ravaging everything in their path. A great champion has arisen in the Darklands: Beastmaster Th’Uk Tar, bent on destroying the wild and mystical Bloodwood as his first step in conquering the great forests of the Aymhelin and annihilating the elves who call it home. If the Amyhelin burns, so will Terrinoth. Trapped between his army and the forest are a misfit band of elven, orcish, catfolk, and human refugees. To repel the murderous Beastmaster, they must overcome their differences, embrace their skills, and learn the secrets of the Bloodwood. They are the realm’s only hope.

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Terrinoth: an ancient realm of forgotten greatness and faded legacies, of magic and monsters, heroes, and tyrants. Its cities were ruined and their secrets lost as terrifying dragons, undead armies, and demon-possessed hordes ravaged the land. Over centuries, the realm slipped into gloom… Now, the world is reawakening – the Baronies of Daqan rebuild their domains, wizards master lapsed arts, and champions test their mettle. Banding together to explore the dangerous caves, ancient ruins, dark dungeons, and cursed forests of Terrinoth, they unearth priceless treasures and terrible foes. Yet time is running out, for in the shadows a malevolent force has grown, preparing to spread evil across the world. Now, when the land needs them most, is the moment for its heroes to rise.

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Publication Details

Page Count: 336pp
Cover Art: Asur Misoa
Genre: Fantasy

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: July 19, 2022
UK On Sale Date: September 29, 2022
Paperback ISBN: 9781839081552
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: July 5, 2022
ebook ISBN: 9781839081569


Global On Sale: August 16, 2022
ISBN: 9798765035184

About the Author

DAVIDE MANA was born and raised in Turin, Italy, with brief stints in London, Bonn and Urbino, where he studied paleontology (with a specialization in marine plankton) and geology. He currently lives in the wine hills of southern Piedmont, where he is a writer, translator and game designer. In his spare time, he cooks and listens to music, photographs the local feral cats, and collects old books. He co-hosts a podcast about horror movies, called Paura & Delirio.

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“It just hits that sweet spot of nostalgia and with fantastic writing, it really brings to life the words on the page.”
Big Geordie Geek

“It just hits that sweet spot of nostalgia and with fantastic writing, it really brings to life the words on the page.”
Big Geordie Geek

“With skill and competence, Davide Mana creates a strong, immersive, classic story.”
Mondi Immaginari

“The Raiders of Bloodwood really does deliver. It’s a action packed fantasy novel which will keep you on the edge of your seat. It as all the makes of a good old fantasy adventure, a misfit band of heroes with their own strengths and weaknesses, heart pounding action, and amazing battle scenes with touches and hints of horror along the way.”
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Praise for the Descent novels range

“Page-turningly addictive… It’s quite dark and surprisingly powerful, and a far more emotional story than you might expect.”

Track of Words, on The Doom of Fallowhearth


“It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s literally dripping with personality, and what’s more, you need absolutely zero knowledge of the setting. This is a perfect franchise genre novel in my opinion.”

Big Geordie Geek, on The Shield of Daqan

Descent: The Raiders of Bloodwood by Davide Mana

Global Ebook On Sale: July 5, 2022
US Paperback On Sale: July 19, 2022
UK Paperback On Sale: September 29, 2022
Global Audiobook On Sale: August 16, 2022

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