The Last Sacrifice
Intended for adults due to the intense violence
and adult subject matter.
This time fantasy crosses over to horror!
The bloodiest horror to come to these mystical realms!
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and read excerpts.
Will evil magic, revenge and murder result in the Last Sacrifice or
will the Dreaded Lord of Blood fulfil the prophecy?
By R.M. Putnam
Cover Art and Illustrated by Michael W. Valadez
Great, deep love and bliss grow here with The Last Sacrifice, as do the
hatred and venom of souls lost and betrayed. The way they entangle and
intertwine throughout the novel is fascinating, and karmic lessons abound. The
men and women in this sequel to Destiny’s Warriors The Beginning are beautiful
and enchanting. Yet, there are those who are utterly horrifying with their evil
magic and inhuman ways. The Lord of Blood and his people, hunts down men,
women and children, for the slaughter to feed their cannibalistic society. The
dreaded Baalites from the realm of Altair take delight in torture and perverse
This epic tale of retribution, battles of will and affairs of the heart is to be
devoured and at the same time savored as you travel from realm to realm within
About the author:
R.M. Putnam a student of mythology and folklore ventures into a bit of horror
with the telling of The Last Sacrifice. Her study into vampirism, cannibalism and
bondage brought her to create the dreaded Baalites of Altair. A society of flesh-
eating vampires who have a sadistic, perverted disregard for human life.
Continuing with the Destiny’s Warrior’s saga, her knowledge of Roman, Angle
and Saxon tribes bring her to the take-over of Ireland. In collaboration with
Michael W. Valadez, she creates fictional battle-scenes rich with graphic
description. Her story is woven with emotion, love and a savagery unlike any
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Saba’s words echoed in her thoughts, before he steals your virtue, perfume
yourself with this potion. It will send him into deep sleep. Only then can you finish
Donait glanced at the small bottle on the table but Swayzie’s sweet caresses caused
her to betray Saba’s command. Donait would do nothing to spoil this very beautiful moment.
Swayzie treated her as a lover. He did not steal her virtue, she gave it to him. She had no
idea that lovemaking could be so splendid. Suddenly, she felt as if she mattered, as if she
was a worthwhile person . . . This powerful Chieftain cared about her and desired her. At
long last, Donait knew what if felt like to be happy.
Just before dawn, she fell asleep in Swayzie's arms. He held her as if to protect her.
Swayzie’s guilt and shame felt overwhelming as he thought, She was an
innocent and I spoiled her. If a married man had done this to one of my daughters,
I would kill him. What can I do now? I cannot marry her while Iris lives. Somehow, I still
must take care of her. She said she has no family; she is all alone in the world. I can’t help
feeling that she is precious, a delicate young lady that I want to love and spend every night
holding in my arms. She will be mine; I will put her up in a cottage and spend what time I can
with her. Iris will be dead soon, then Donait will be my wife. Swayzie lay his head upon hers
and fell asleep.
At dawn, when Donait woke, she turned and saw Swayzie in a sleep of exhaustion
sprawled on the bed. She nervously looked at Swayzie and then at the travel bag. Donait
quietly got up and opened the small sack that held the horn. She walked over to the bed,
her hand trembling with fear as a moment of doubt overwhelmed her. She wanted to run
away and let him live. Or, maybe they could run away together and live happily ever after. I
could live happily with this fine man. He’s so charming and handsome. For a moment, he
longer a mission or a conquest, he was the man she gave her innocence too. He romanced
her in ways she could never have dreamed about. She liked how he whispered sweet
nothings to her. Saba came to her mind and she knew she could not betray her mother.
Tears rolled down her cheeks as she bent down and kissed Swayzie on the forehead
tenderly considering if she should go through with her dastardly deed or not.
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The old man replied with a raspy voice, “They call me Murtagh, my Lord and I am at
your service. I saw all that happened . . . my son pushed me into the grain-house for
my protection. I am the only survivor . . . I have lost everyone that mattered to me . . .
I lost everything . . . ”
Calum nodded. “Murtagh . . . due to all the devastation and the dead in Oppida, I
ordered what remained burned to the ground. Sir, you can stay here within the castle
grounds. You look too old for heavy work. Therefore, I’ll have you see to the upkeep
of the library, in exchange for room and board. Now, tell me everything.”
Murtagh took a deep breath, “Thank you, my lord . . . I have no family left and
nowhere to go.”
Murtagh cleared his throat then continued, “IT, I call him IT because
although he looks like a man . . . he acted more like a beast . . . a thing of evil . . . IT
killed everyone! The women and children! It didn’t just kill, but he bled them like . . . a
bat . . . like a blood sucking bat! The Lord of Blood . . . is lower than a beast. He is a
thing, not man nor animal. He didn’t want a fight or war. When the people tried to fight
him, I heard him say that he was only on a hunt. My Lord, he made such a statement
as if the people were nothing more than rabbits or game birds. As you can imagine,
chaos resulted…women and children screaming as they ran for escape. The men all
took to arms but my Lord . . . it was if they were in fact rabbit! Game for the kill! The
Lord of Blood and his warriors appeared to take delight in killing and raping as if it
were nothing more than sport! Near the door where I was hiding I heard these evil
warriors in conversation. I found out that they are from a realm called Altair where the
God of Blood rules. The Lord of Blood is his son and they simply hunt humans to feed
upon, they want no war . . . My Lord, we are cattle to them! Then, I heard more voices
but I could not understand their tongue. They spoke a language foreign to me.”
“Do you know where Altair is . . . the entrance?” asked Calum.
Murtagh shook his head. “I have no idea, my Lord.”
“Tell us what the Lord of Blood looks like?” asked Finn.
“I only saw the back of him from where I was hiding. I cannot describe him only
that he appears to be a man dressed in layered robes, his head draped and he rode a
fine stallion. Nevertheless, he can be no man. He is a demon!”
Finn handed Murtagh a horn of mead, taking notice the old man looked shaken to
retell the event of the fall of his home and family. Calum then ordered a servant to
see to it that they gave Murtagh comfortable quarters.
Finn looked to Fiacha in worry. Calum asked, “What is it, Finn?”
Finn explained, “Gwyd told me once that the God of Blood and his clan, are long
time enemies of Samhain. He told me that the Great Samhain cursed the entrance to
Altair, to protect humans and mystical creatures alike from the blood- thirsty
Beltene nodded, “Yes, my father told me all about it. But the Lord of Blood never
knew the Great Samhain. It’s the God of Blood that was the enemy . . . the Lord of
Blood had not been born yet as I understand it.”
Fiacha stood up, pacing as he explained, “In the family records . . . I have read
that the Great Samhain and the God of Blood had once been close friends but had a
serious falling out over the faeries. Apparently, the God of Blood wanted to feed upon
the faeries and Samhain refused to tell him how to gain entry into the Otherworld.
Samhain felt he could not win a war against the Altairians so he simply cursed the
entryway to Altair so they couldn’t leave.”
Overwhelmed with worry, Calum said, “I fear what we might be up against if the
Great Samhain felt he could not fight this enemy. The Lord of Blood does not want
war but I cannot allow him to hunt my people down.”
A savage society that feed on human flesh.
Addicted to the Blood Lust, they are an enemy that has never been beat.
Led by the Lord of Blood, the Baalites go on hunts for humans.
Guided by their sadistic perversions they brutalize man, woman
and child... Atrocities beyond the imagination bring down mighty
warriors as they become little more than pets or meat for the slaughter...
Will all be lost?
Destiny's Warriors The Black Shadow of Death Book #4
Both Michael and I enjoy the idea of what motivates people and how far
they are willing to go for their ambitions. We wanted to take this book
down a different path than the previous books. In real life, the hero does
not always win or make the best choice. Moreover, everyone has an evil
streak; for the most part suppressed. Going into our “what if” mode we
were curious to see the dark side of the best, the wisest and the loyalist.
Are there limits to what a person will do for power and knowledge to
proclaim themselves superior to all others? In addition, we became curious
as to the ancestors of our characters and dipped into their history to wreak
havoc on their present time. This tale is a fantasy/adventure filled with
unexpected plot twists, betrayal, lust, insanity and deceit; spiced with
slavery and gladiator competitions all surrounded by the evilest of magic
and the shadow of death.
• I would love to see this book picked up by a producer, and made into a screenplay. ”
Michael W. Newman
“It has all the aspects from mystery, romance and action. ”
Linda S. Craighead
“Donait MUST succeed and carry out the plans if any of them are to survive
the ordeal. ”
5.0 out of 5 stars NOT for the faint of heart
By Beth DeRoos HALL OF FAME TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
One intense mythological fantasy book with plenty of jaw dropping horror, rape, torture and other atrocities that
for some it may be to much. But for those interested in pure, wonderful fantasy this book wont let you down.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book You Won't Be Able To Put Down
By Michael W. Newman
I can only imagine the work involved in putting together a book like this. It is one of the best fantasy books out
there. R.M. Putnam is an excellent writer with an imagination to match. I hope R.M. Putnam continues to write
other books in this genre in the future. I would love to see this book picked up by a producer, and made into a
screenplay. What a great book!!! I definitely give it two thumbs up!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
By Linda S. Craighead
This is a great book, it is quite a long book and tells a story of Gods. It has all the aspects from mystery,
romance and action. Worth reading.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last Sacrifice, Review by Jessa Larsen
there to live the remainder of her life along with her best friend Saba and her daughter Donait. She had
previously been accustomed to the life and privileges of high court and thus spends her time wishing to return
to such a life as well as wondering how her daughter will ever learn to be a proper lady. Donait has no such
concerns and spends her time in the muddy swamp, catching frogs and treating them like baby dolls. Rosilda
and Saba look on warily and begin to plot their revenge on the one who banished them to such a dreadful
Donait, much to her dismay as she rather likes her carefree life with her frogs, is given a very important role
in Rosilda's plans. She must be taught the ways of a proper lady and trained the ways of a murderer. Donait is
given the most important role and when she succeeds, the three women can not only return to court, but claim
the throne for themselves and rule as they please. The plan goes fairly smoothly until disaster befalls the trio.
Donait finds herself in a whirlwind of trouble and things continue to spiral out of control. She must use her wits
to survive and not allow her naivete and uncontrolled emotions get the best of her. Donait MUST succeed and
carry out the plans if any of them are to survive the ordeal.
The Last Sacrifice is the second book in the Destiny's Warriors series which follows the lives of ancient Irish
people and includes SCI-FI, mythology, and fantasy which happen to be my favorite genres. There are mortals
and immortals, faeries, elves, warriors, bogeymen, and many others.The various characters are very
fascinating and have a great complexity and depth to their personalities. You never know what their next
decision and/or choice of action will be. I fell in love with each and every character in the book and can't wait to
see what's going to happen to them next.
If you read The Last Sacrifice, get comfy and cancel all plans you might have as you won't be able to put
this book down. There are so many twists and turns and its is wonderfully written. I am now a big fan of R. M.
Putnam and I'll definitely be picking up her next copy as soon as it's available. The Destiny's Warriors series is
a must read that everyone will love.
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantasy set in a gritty and cruel world
By Midwest Book Review
Against the most evil of evils, good must be willing to indulge in the same to succeed. "The Last Sacrifice:
Number 2 in the Destiny's Warriors Series" is a fantasy set in a gritty and cruel world where those who stand
against a force of vile and atrocious vampires struggle to unite and gain vengeance for the world they are
destroying. "The Last Sacrifice" is a choice pick for fans of grisly fantasy.
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