Sunday, February 15, 2015

Masters of Blood and Bone by Craig Saunders

Title:  Masters of Blood and Bone
Author:  Craig Saunders
Published:  February 3/15 by Darkfuse
Length:  235pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  dark fantasy
Shelf:  Netgalley
Rating: ★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Holland's a man who's good with death. Good at death.

When his daughter goes missing, he finds himself pitted in a deadly game against the Gods themselves. Powerful enemies surround him—a changeling, a mage, and a god who wants to destroy the world.

With silver bullets in his gun and death on his mind, Holland aims to set things right...or die trying.

For the captors of Holland’s daughter, death is not only on it’s way, it’s in their very possession as Holland's daughter isn't just a fact, she's barely mortal at all...

She's Ankou, Death's daughter, and she's not an easy mark.

The battleground has been set, the world’s at stake, and all Hell is about the break loose.

Masters of Blood and Bone is an epic clash between good and evil, life versus death, Gods against mortals, a timeless story of power and corruption and one man’s pursuit to protect what he loves at any cost.

My Review:

This is definitely a very original story. The quotes at the beginning of each section of the book set the tone for that part and give a sense of what will happen. The short chapters set the pace for the novel and draw you forward, wanting to know what’s coming next. This is one of those rare novels that make me think in colours. Various scenes seemed to be splashed or overcast by a colour that suited its mood and tone. Everything felt red or a muted mossy green to me. Sanders’ descriptions bring this world to life on top of that giving everything a very distinct feel.

I found it to be a bit difficult to stay completely immersed in the story at times. I wasn’t able to connect with the characters, which left me feeling removed from the story. I don’t feel as if I really got to know any of the characters well throughout, however they did carry their roles in the novel well.

This is definitely a dark yet at times philosophical novel. It was an enjoyable read that definitely kept me thinking throughout.

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