A Time of Dread: 1 (Of Blood & Bone)

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A Time of Dread: 1 (Of Blood & Bone)

A Time of Dread: 1 (Of Blood & Bone)

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I fully expect that this next book is going to start off at a blistering pace, and for that I am extremely excited. It’s not an exaggeration to say that it will be extremely hard for Gwynne to create a series that tops my love for his first series. A Time of Dread is going to be on every ‘Best of’ list, and quite frankly you’d be daft not to move it to the top of your ‘must read’ pile. Ultimately, it might have been my fault for still being so attached to the characters in the first series. I don’t necessarily consider it an improvement because I loved both styles: I loved following many characters and seeing things fall into place in the first series but I also loved the quicker pacing and easiness to follow in this series!

Starting any new series in the same world as an established series always strikes me as a highly precarious prospect. The first chapter, for example, immediately set the darker tone of the entire book which wasn’t found in Malice; even the source of inspiration is different. My favourites were the perspectives of Bleda, a warrior Prince who is superb at using a bow and arrow and Sig, a female giant that rides a huge yet loyal bear - she was also a minor character in Gwynne's previous saga.Not only this is one of the greatest start to a series I’ve ever read, Gwynne has truly earned his place among the rank of legendary fantasy authors such as J. If you’re like me, not a stranger to this world, it will definitely enrich the already amazing experience of reading this book with the underlying experience we’ve gained.

Gwynne's characters are generally strongly heroic, decent, good, brave, and likable while far from perfect. There are some great reminders of the first series found in the descendants of those we knew so long ago, including Storm’s, but this is a whole new story. Even with my high expectations, A Time of Dread still managed to blow me away; it’s truly a monumental start to a series that’s even better than his debut, Malice, by far. He is the author of the epic fantasy series The Faithful and the Fallen including Malice , Valour , Ruin and Wrath . Since I’m used to reading a lot of fantasy that is a normal thing for me in the first book of a new series.

By the end of this book, I was already completely intrigued, hooked, compelled, and eager to read the next book in the trilogy.

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