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Whetstones of the Will
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Whetstones of the Will paperback cover art.
Novel Information
Series Lords of Order and Chaos
Series # 3
Saga # 6
Author R.J. Hanson
Publisher(s) Blood & Bone Publishing
Cover Illustration MiblArt
ISBN 979-8638104283
OG Release Date May 4, 2020
Editions 3
Language(s) English
Audio Book No
Ebook Yes
Reading Order
Previous Next
Bloom of Blood and Bone Stalking Shadows

Whetstones of the Will is the third book in the Lords of Order and Chaos series by author R.J. Hanson. It's the sixth story in the Bloodlines Reforged Saga and eighth if you count the short stories Death of a City, Birth of a Curse and Morosse, the Spike Thumb.

Setting[edit | edit source]

Whetstones of the Will is set in the year 1650, in the Age of Restored Great Man Kings. If you're following the author's suggested reading order, it should be read after Bloom of Blood and Bone and before Stalking Shadows.[1]

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Official[edit | edit source]

Dunewell, seeking the path that embodies both his oaths and his conscience, is pursued by honest and just men across the wilds of Stratvs. Moving as both predator and prey, he and Jonas track the legendary vampire, Lord Slythorne. Will their uneasy alliance hold long enough to destroy the monster before it’s too late? Slythorne has enthralled many, honest and devious alike. Can Dunewell evade his pursuers without spilling innocent blood? Wearing the mark of an outlaw, what other allies will the Lord of Order be forced to trust? Silas, meanwhile, secures his position by way of treaties and pacts under the astute tutelage of the drow and his mistress, Lady Dru. Now understanding the threat Slythorne poses, will Silas manipulate Dunewell, wielding his brother’s devotion as a shield against this master vampire? Can there be reconciliation between Dunewell and Silas, or will their pride doom their fate, and perhaps, the fate of the world? The Original Betrayer, the Warlock of the Marshes, walks the shores of Tarborat. What could bring the terrible and mighty Lynneare forth from his cursed fortress? The Warlord Verkial must betray someone, but who? Join us for another tale of high adventure in the world of Stratvs as the Bloodlines Reforged Saga continues in Whetstones of the Will, Book III of the Lords of Order and Chaos Series. Book VI in the Bloodlines Reforged Saga.

Fan[edit | edit source]

Noteworthy[edit | edit source]

Artefacts[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Chapters[edit | edit source]

  • Opening Credits Audiobook Icon.png
  • Prologue: The Dead of a City, the Birth of a Cuse Part I
  • Part II
  • Chapter I: Dark Strangers
  • Chapter II: Strange Bedfellows
  • Chapter III: Dark Deals
  • Chapter IV: Damaged Souls
  • Chapter V: Souls Promised
  • Chapter VI: Asunder
  • Chapter VII: Fresh Scent
  • Chapter VIII: The Warlock, the Warrior, and Wizard's Bane
  • Chapter IX: Allies?
  • Chapter X: Seeing is Believing
  • Chapter XI: Unwelcome Guests
  • Chapter XII: Brothers Stand
  • Epilogue: Dark Guardians
  • End Credits Audiobook Icon.png

Alternate Editions and Publisher(s):[edit | edit source]

Paperback[edit | edit source]

  • Release: May 4, 2020
  • ISBN: 13: 979-8638104283
  • Publisher: Hanson Publishing
  • Page Count: 247

ebook[edit | edit source]

  • Format: Kindle
  • Release: May 4, 2020
  • ASIN: B08777W3MH
  • Publisher: Hanson Publishing
  • Page Count: [Research required]
  • File Size: 2,154 KB

Audiobook[edit | edit source]

  • Release: January 14, 2022
  • Publisher: Blood & Bone Publishing
  • Narrator: Terry F. Self
  • Length: 7 hours, 43 minutes

Excerpts[edit | edit source]

  • Notable and Quotable: February 16, 2020 - Prologue The Death of a City, the Birth of a Curse Part I.[2]
    • Minor grammar changes.
  • Notable and Quotable: February 22, 2020 - The Death of a City, the Birth of a Curse Part II.[3]
  • Notable and Quotable: April 25, 2020 - Prologue The Death of a City, the Birth of a Curse Part I.[4]
    • Same excerpt as the February 16 one.
  • Notable and Quotable: May 2, 2020 - Chapter VII Fresh Scent.[5]
  • Notable and Quotable: May 9, 2020 - Chapter VIII The Warlock, the Warrior, and Wizard’s Bane.[6]
    • Some words removed from the newsletter version.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • An early name for Whetstones of the Will was 'Souls Sharpened in Shadow'. It was mentioned in a Facebook post on January 15, 2020.
    • The full quote is "Tonight I need to start a short story for an anthology and then get on to book III in the Lords of Order and Chaos Series, Souls Sharpened in Shadow"[7]

Notes[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

v • d • e
Books and Stories
Heirs of Vanity
Roland's Path • Roland's Vow • Roland's Triumph • Roland's Sorrow • Roland's Search • Roland's Song • Roland's Burden • Roland's Reunion • Roland's Redemption
Heirs of Vanity (Novel) Books 1 - 3
Ashcliff • Eldryn • King Vigorr • Lord Velryk • Lynneare • Maloch • Marshal Jasper • Prince Ralston • Sir Brutis • Sir Roland
Lords of Order and Chaos
Fires That Forge • Bloom of Blood and Bone • Whetstones of the Will • Stalking Shadows • Perils of the Blue Tower • In the Names of Our Grandfathers
Lords of Order & Chaos (Novel) Books 1 - 3
Dunewell • Lady Dru • Lady Evalynne • Lord Slythorne • Lynneare • Maloch • Jonas • Silas
Lord of Chaos • Lord of Order
Short Stories
A Brief History of Stratvs • Death of a City, Birth of a Curse • Depths of Nolcavanor • Morosse, the Spike Thumb

References[edit | edit source]

  • [8] Official Website.
  • [9] Suggested reading order.
  • [10] Alternate Editions and Publisher(s) info, Kindle file size and paperback page count.
  • [11] Additional alternate Editions and Publisher(s) info.