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Greenville, SC ( -- C. Michael Forsyth's new novel, The Blood of Titans, has just been published by Freedom's Hammer.

The Blood of Titansis a unique love story set in the golden age of Africa. It's the tale of Halima, a teenage princess who falls in love with a warrior king. In the course of her adventures, Princess Halima comes of age and learns about loss, duty and the high price of romantic love.

Early responses are glowing:

"The Blood of Titans is an epic romantic adventure that hearkens back to the origin of African civilization, told with detailed eloquence... an engrossing and well-crafted tale. Forsyth does an excellent job creating Halima's world with details so sharp the reader is easily transported into it." -- Milton J. Davis, Editor of Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology

"The lyrical language of The Blood of Titans quickly drew me into this richly textured novel. I could smell the air, hear the music, and see the towns and sea and grasslands and mountains. Every scene comes to life." -- Shauna Roberts, Ph.D, author of Like Mayflies in a Stream

"C. Michael Forsyth has charted new territory in the land of Sword and Soul. The Blood of Titans will carry you along on an amazing journey. I give it five spears out of five." -- Charles R. Saunders, Aurora Award-winning author of Imaro

Forsyth, who was born in Harlem, is a Yale graduate. For 10 years he was senior writer for Weekly World News, the outrageous satirical tabloid. His 2011 first novel Hour of the Beast was hailed by Horror Fiction Review as a "fast-paced, rip-snorting, action-packed, sexy college romp." His first children's book, Brothers, was published last year by the Greenville Family Partnership.

While love stories targeted at African-American women are typically "urban romances," featuring unsavory protagonists such as strippers and drug dealers, the principle characters in The Blood of Titanshave a Shakespearean dignity. The book projects a highly positive view of black people and their history.

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Softcover $15.00 ISBN.978-0-9884780-0-8 280 pages
Kindle $6.99 ISBN 978-0-9884780-1-5
Other eBook formats $2.99 ISBN 9781301308309