E-Book, 496 Pages
Adult/ Epic Fantasy
By: John Gwynne
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/2
“We live our lives through Truth and Courage. Love and loyalty, friendship and honour are our guiding lights.”
Malice ★★★★ 1/4
Valour ★★★★ 3/4
A Time of Dread ★★★★ 1/2
A Time of Blood ★★★★ 1/2
There are not many consistent authors like Gwynne, he keeps producing high-quality books at a constant rate and I don’t understand how he does that!
A Time of Blood is the second book in the “Of Blood and Bone” series and takes place immediately after the epic battle that happened in book 1. I find it hard to talk about the plot without spoiling the book so I won’t, but it was fast-paced, full of action and awesome battle scenes and emotions, as expected from Gwynne.
The writing is great but that does not surprise me anymore, as I said above, I don’t know how Gwynne does it but he writes multiple POV and he weaves all the threads into one tale and I find that amazing! To be totally honest, I kind of preferred the first book in the series but only a bit more than this one and I gave both the same rating of 4.5 stars which means both were still pretty awesome.
“Stop raging about the things you cannot change. Just be true to yourself and do what you can do. Love those worth loving, and to the Otherworld with the rest of it. That is all any of us can do.”
The characters were all well written and I can’t decide which is my favorite POV because I did like Drem but also liked Riv and Bleda as much. Most of the chapters end with a cliffhanger which makes you care about all of them. I just think I was more connected to the first series’ characters more because they were as epic as they can be!
And I kind of found the plot twists in this book to be predictable, I don’t know if it is because I am used to the writing and twists from previous books or because I have a usually good eye for these things. But anyway, it is not something that bothered me because it was more about the journey and not the destination as they say and I think that those makes the plot advance in the best direction so why the hell not!
Summary: Epic, awesome, great as expected. The writing is good, the characters are well written and I did care about them. I am looking forward to book 3 for sure!