Personal Effects: Sword of Blood


Read by J.C. Hutchins

(4.3 stars; 25 reviews)

Brinkvale Psychiatric Hospital art therapist Zach Taylor is endlessly curious, perhaps to a fault. When his cheerful elderly patient Gertrude “Spindle” Spindler completes her latest quilt and informs Zach that a 30-year-old "grand design of nine" has just concluded, Zach’s curiosity is piqued ... and he soon embarks on a quest to unwind the meaning of the woman's cryptic phrase.

He isn't expecting a descent into a world filled with mystery and ruthless subcultures -- and he isn't expecting to be haunted by Spindle's coy clues. What is The Great Blade of Blood? What are The Charred? What is the grand design of nine? And who is the dark-skinned stranger stalking Zach at every turn, threatening his life?

The answers may lie in Spindle's granddaughter, a willowy self-proclaimed psychic named Hen. But Zach soon discovers that Hen may be crazier than the patients he treats ... and the treasure he's pursuing may be more dangerous -- and deadly -- than he ever imagined.

Personal Effects: Sword of Blood is a podcast-exclusive novella written by J.C. Hutchins, author of the 7th Son trilogy. It is a prequel to Hutchins' print novel debut, Personal Effects: Dark Art.


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(0 stars)

I am a big fan of the 7 Son trilogy and I'm eagerly awaiting the release of Personal Effects:Dark Arts. I would urge people to participate in the "extracurricular" activities as they are fun to do and can lead to very pleasant surprises. I was having a very boring night ...


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I never got into the 7th son... maybe cause I was dropped on my head too much since everyone else likes it so much.... but I am completely immersed in the Sword of Blood Story... I am on the 6th download...and just came across Phillippa Balentines cameo.... NICE!!! Talk about ...


(0 stars)

I do not read books. With that said you are a great narrator and I am eagerly waiting the next book to this series... books on tape (audiobooks) are what have made my life. I am eagerly waiting the next book to be released / read to me. can I ...


(0 stars)

I really wanted to like this. The story IS promising. But the author's descriptions of his female companions are off-putting; it's like listening to an inexperienced kid talk-- nay, brag extensively-- about his made-up girlfriend. I got to ch. 3 and had to stop listening.

awesome!


(4 stars)

I found j.c. Hutchins audio books on another site and was immediately captivated by him. I'm in love with his writing method and I the readings make it that much better! now I have to find the end of dark art!


(0 stars)

Listened to it, promising. Good style. I got the impression that it resembled Phil Rossi's storytelling atmosphere more than 7th Son. It's good - looking forward to listen to episodes to come.


(0 stars)

J.C. I found this novella so gripping I bought the Kindle version of Dark Arts: Personal Effects. I'm very much looking forward to reading it.


(3 stars)

I found the writing style sophomoric but I am interested to see where the story goes