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Bob Freeman Guest Post: Top 10 things to remember when heading into a battle of epic bloodshed...

Top 10 things you need to remember when heading into a battle of epic bloodshed involving werewolves, vampires, witches, immortal warriors, and an army of the undead.

10. Be prepared.
Long before entering such a fray, your daily life should have consisted of the following mantra — Study. Train. Rinse. Repeat. Sun Tzu wrote, “"It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles..."

09. Be calm.
When dealing with such numbers, one must remain clear-headed and focused. Again, Sun Tzu said, “It is the unemotional, reserved, calm, detached warrior who wins, not the hothead seeking vengeance and not the ambitious seeker of fortune.”

08. Trust yourself. On the battlefield, outnumbered and alone, no one has your back. As Frank Herbert said, “Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.”

07. Keep moving.
Embrace the onslaught and move through it, always active, never slowing. Bruce Lee said, “Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.”

06. Be cautious.
When faced with such odds, danger is everywhere, even where you least expect it. The Havamal warns, “At every doorway, ere one enters, one should spy round.”

05. Be relentless.
There is no room for mercy. As Admiral “Bull” Halsey so famously said, “Strike fast, strike hard, strike often.”

04. Adapt.
One of my favorite quotes is from the legendary boxer Joe Lewis who said, “everyone has a plan until they get hit.” In a melee such as this, you’re going to get hit. It’s what you do afterward that will mean life or death.

03. Be smart.
Be mindful of your opponents. Be diligent in your actions. And as Napoleon said, “never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake”.

02. Be brave.
There is no room for cowardice in this battle of preternatural fiends. Julius Caesar is quoted thus, “Cowards die many times before their actual deaths”, but there is no luxury of cowardly actions in this war. Falter and you will die.

01 Be not turned.
No inspirational quote here. Fall to a vampire and you’ll be enthralled. Fall to a werewolf and you become cursed. Fall to a zombie and you’ll rise as one of the walking dead. If it is inevitable that any of these might occur… well, you know what to do.

by Bob Freeman (Author), Enggar Adirasa (Illustrator)

"Foolish pup," MacGregor chided the werewolf, "you don't get it. Laddie, if water were evil I'd be but a drop. What lurks below is an ocean."

From the haunted halls of Cairnwood Manor to the bowels of Rosslyn Chapel, Bob Freeman hurls you into the very heart of the eternal conflict between the forces of darkness and the forces of light.

It's fang versus claw, spell versus steel, and love versus death in an epic battle of blood and thunder.

When a sinister cabal converges to unleash the ultimate evil against an unsuspecting world, only the combined strength of the Wolves of Cairnwood Manor and the Circle of Nine Skulls offers up a glimmer of hope as werewolves, vampires, witches, immortal warriors, and an army of the undead collide in a battle of epic bloodshed.

About the author:
Bob Freeman is an author, artist, and respected lecturer on the occult and paranormal phenomena. A lifelong student of mythology, folklore, magick, and religion, Mr. Freeman makes his home in rural Indiana with his wife Kim and son Connor.

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