Review: Bloom of Blood and Bone

  • Title:
    • Bloom of Blood and Bone
  • Author:
    • R. J. Hanson
  • Release:
    • August 30, 2021
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Terry F. Self
  • Series:
    • Lords of Order and Chaos, Book 2.
    • Bloodlines Reforged Saga, series 2.

The saga continues. While I’m new to this series and this saga, I already consider myself a fan. This is the fifth book I’ve listened to in the Bloodlines Reforged Saga and I’ve loved every last one of them.

The story picks up right where part 1 left off. Expanding the world and lore, making a reference or two to Heirs of Vanity and Roland. It feels less like an individual book and more like a chapter in a larger novel. It ends a little abruptly for my liking, but that kinda goes with this style of writing. You finish one book and pick up the next one in the series to continue along.

One of the things I noticed about this story that I either didn’t notice in the others or wasn’t paying enough attention. Everything is incredibly descriptive. Everything from the usual environments, all the way down to smells. With each book in this series and saga, the world is ever-more fleshed out.

Unfortunately, this is a review where I don’t have as much to say as I normally would. Everything I want to say has either been covered in book 1 or in my Heirs of Vanity review. This book is one of those more of the same sequels. If you loved part 1, you’ll love this one. If you liked the first book, were indifferent or lukewarm, etc. you’ll feel the same about this book. The same goes for Heirs of Vanity.

The narrator as always is wonderful. I love the little speaking quirks he does with characters and voices to make people feel distinct.

I can’t recommend this book enough. Of all the fantasy series I’ve read, either for review or personal copies, this is easily one of my flavorites.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge. I am leaving a review as a courtesy to the author. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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