The Rising Son by J.D. Ruffin
The gods are restless. The isles burn.
The Emperor is murdered, then the Crown Prince is slain. When the wayward second son ascends, great Hans battle for the throne.
On a distant isle, childhood friends are torn apart by a brutal pirate raid. Yoshi vows to find Kimiko, no matter the cost.
Together with his Samurai uncle, Yoshi travels to train with powerful martial monks, while Kimiko is thrust down an unexpected path with an unforeseen ally. Amidst the chaos, Yoshi and Kimiko must find each other and claim their place in a world ablaze.
The Rising Son is the first book in The Isles of Jade and Fire series by bestselling author J.D. Ruffin. Fans of George R.R. Martin will love this Game of Thrones-esque adventure set in an Asian fantasy realm.
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J.D. Ruffin is the author of the acclaimed, bestselling Kingdom War series.
Born in March 1970 in Nashville, Tennessee, J.D. never really enjoyed reading until a friend loaned him a dog-eared copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring. From that day, he was hooked, discovering fantasy authors Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, R.A. Salvatore, Terry Goodkind and many, many others. Not long after, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn and a host of other thriller/suspense writers entered the picture and captured his imagination.
As a fourteen-year-old nerdy boy, J.D. and his friends would gather around the D&D dice for hours on end, trading reality for fantasy, if only in their minds. In his quest to “stump his friends” with an impossible campaign, he dreamed up a storyline that captured his imagination. Then… well… nothing happened. He grew up and went to work in a completely different world.
Too many years later, that story he dreamed pulled at the corner of his mind, demanding to be heard… to be written.
Hence, an author was born.