Of Blood and Briar – Available Now!

General, Updates

Of Blood and Briar, my debut adult fantasy novel, is available now!
I’m so excited that this book is finally out in the world. I had originally planned for this to be released back in 2020, but due to the absolute utter disaster that was 2020, I ended up pushing back the release and making some pretty big changes to the overall story before deciding to release it. And the book is now all the better for it.

Of Blood and Briar follows the main character, Calder Navarro, after his village is decimated by invaders from across the sea and he, albeit unwillingly, becomes an apprentice to an assassin. Whisked away to the dying lands of Vermund, he is thrust into a world of filled with dark magic and unsettling entities known as ancients, and caught in a conflict between the old ways in the North, and the growing threat building in the South.

The book, the first in the Briar Soul series, is a darker tale and isn’t suited for those looking for a nice cozy fantasy adventure. It is a character driven novel, focusing on a small cast of characters in a kingdom slowly crumbling around them. There are two books planned for the series, with an offshoot novel following another main character, Amari, that will be coming out after the series wraps up.

I am currently looking for reviewers for the first book and am willing to send out free Kindle copies for interested reviewers! 🙂 You can email me at rouhierwrites@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to send over a copy!

You can pick up Of Blood and Briar on Amazon for Kindle/KU/Paperback.
Hardcover edition is currently in the works and will be available soon!
Add it to your Goodreads TBR pile!

To those that have already picked up a copy – thank you so much! I hope you enjoy your time in Vermund!