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A Time of Blood

John Gwynne

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Macmillan

9781509812981
496
Synopsis

Defy the darkness. Defend the light.

At the battle of Starstone Lake, Drem and his friends witnessed horrors they’ll never forget. They saw magic warping men into beasts and a demon rise from the dead, creating something new and terrifying. So they flee to warn the Order of the Bright Star. But the demons’ high priestess, Fritha, is determined to hunt them down.

Concealed in Forn Forest, Riv struggles to understand her half-breed heritage. She represents the warrior angels’ biggest secret, one whichcould break their society. So when she’s found by the Ben-Elim’s high captain, he goes in for the kill.

Meanwhile, demonic forces are gathering a mighty war-host, to crush their enemies and rule the world of man. All while the Ben-Elim are fractured and facing betrayal. Like heroes of old, Riv, Drem and the Bright Star’s warriors must battle to save their land. But can the light triumph when the dark is rising?

A Time of Blood (Of Blood and Bone: Book Two) is the spectacular follow-up to A Time of Dread by John Gwynne.

'Reminded me in the very best way of the sort of fantasy I loved in years gone by. Exciting, well-written, swords and sorcery. Try it on for size'
Mark Lawrence on A Time of Dread

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The book reminded me in the very best way of the sort of fantasy I loved in years gone by. Exciting, well-written, swords and sorcery. Try it on for size

Mark Lawrence on A Time of Dread

John Gwynne is one of the modern masters of heroic fantasy

Adrian Tchaikovsky on A Time of Dread

Great evils, conflicted heroes, bloody battles, betrayal, and giants riding battle bears! What's not to love?

Peter Newman on A Time of Dread

A brilliantly compelling heroic fantasy - likeable characters with nuance, a story that builds at a perfect pace, and a thrilling, climactic ending that kept me reading late into the night

James Islington on A Time of Dread