Ballad of The Hired Blades

The Deadly Exam

by J.D. Rajotte



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/21/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781665571784
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781665571791

About the Book

Pilet Whydah dreams of joining the "Hired Blades Association", the world's premier Mercenary organization. The brash, young high school drop-out would soon find his prayers answered; when "Faxion of the Deadeye", a notorious member of the famed group passes through his mountain village. Before long, Pilet finds himself on a perilous crash course with this new friend and mentor, as he struggles to train for the deadly "Hired Blades Exam". Meeting a trio of fearsome friends along the way; swordsman Max Quinn, and the aura-casting, arcane sisters Faith and Yuuna Sierro, the group sets forth in their quest to become revered Licensed Hired Blades. But under the surface lies traces of a force far more sinister than what anyone had imagined. A parasitic entity called "The Wurm" begins to mysteriously grip the creatures of this world, and only The Hired Blades have the power to stop them.

About the Author

J.D. Rajotte is a Reiki Master, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Martial Artist of over a decade. Born and raised in the lush, woodsy suburbs of Brentwood, New York; a young J.D. spent many an hour dashing through his backyard with his childhood dog, swinging sticks at his father's neatly-trimmed hedges and daydreaming about epic adventures battling robots, pirates, and ninjas. Enthralled with the world of martial arts, he started training Shaolin Kung Fu at 18, and began learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at 25. That same year, J.D. graduated from The New York College of Health Professions as both a Licensed Massage Therapist and a certified Reiki Master; taking with him a wealth of knowledge in both western and eastern medical practice. Suffering an injury that removed him from martial arts competition, J.D. took to writing as a creative outlet. Thus this work was born.