Im only like, 3 months behind in posting this review. Im catching up! .
A Time of Blood is the second in the new series from John Gwynne. It picks up where the last left off, and let me tell you, it was SO great to be back in this world with these characters. Gwynne has not let down yet, in all the years I’ve been reading his books, and I doubt he ever will. .
This book was amazing! The character development that continued from the last, its so easy to really feel like you know everyone in the book. The tension surrounding them throughout the story just mounts as you progress, because you know no one is safe and you worry for all of them. .
The action sequences are forever exciting. I could read a whole book written by Gwynne where it’s just one long fight, and I’d be so there for it. Yes, the characters are amazing and it’s nice being attached to them, but he has such a way with words describing battles that I’d be okay with just that. Also, less stressful if it’s one long fight and I’m less worried about favourites dying. Anyways, that’s getting off topic. .
I find this series much darker than The Faith and The Fallen. It was evident in Time of Dread, but Time of Blood really picks up with how dark it is again, constantly worried about all my favourites. Both The Faith and The Fallen, and Of Blood and Bone are series series that I’m regularly recommending to fans of fantasy (and even some people that are adamantly anti-fantasy), and this just boosts why I recommend it. If you’ve not read this yet, I don’t know what you’re waiting for! Get out there and get going on it! 📚#bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagrammer #bookphotography #readersofinstagram #igreads #instabook #reader #book #fantasybooks #johngwynne #ofbloodandbone #reviewer #bookreview #tldrbookreviews #coverlove #bookporn #bookobsessed #bibliophile #bookworm #booknerd #booklover