Gwynne has seriously delivered in this epic beardy saga. All three of his protagonists would warrant their own separate story, so their three spectacular narratives entwine into a true behemoth of a book.
Hello everyone and welcome to FanFiAddict’s monthly attempt at adding to your already burgeoning TBR pile! We hope to draw your attention to a few of this month’s upcoming releases in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror genres that we are particularly excited for. So, without further preamble, say a prayer for your bank balance and your TBR and check out the list below!
Ah Shadow of the Gods, the book I feel is taking book blogs by storm. I mean, just take a quick look on this site to see how many of us have reviewed it (hint: it’s a lot).
John Gwynne has been called one of the best fantasy authors currently working today, and I’m hard pressed to disagree. And for good reason, the Faithful and the Fallen is a great work of epic fantasy and I enjoyed his sequel trilogy, Of Blood and Bone, even more.
While his previous work had hints of Norse and more northern European mythology, Shadow of the Gods truly dives deep into the Norse elements and it completely blew me away. This is easily Gwynne’s best work and my favorite book of the year so far, so if you’re in anyway a fantasy fan, this is a must read for 2021. So, don’t even read farther, just go buy a copy.
of soil in front of her wooden built dwelling. She dug up little holes for laying vegetable seeds, but as she lost herself into the peaceful endeavor, a rat-sized butterfly landed on the soil—a few feet away from her. She glanced at the large multi-colored wings and appreciated its beauty. Abruptly, the butterfly shifted to expose its body and revealed a set of enormous claws and an odd opening filled with sharpened teeth. The creature flew directly at her neck and sunk its jaw into her jugular.
The Shadow of the Gods is the first book in John Gwynne’s Bloodsworn Saga, and if it is any indication as to how the rest of the series is going to go, readers are in for quite a treat. I enjoyed this book immensely.
Hello dear reader (or listener), and welcome to my first post for FanFiAddict! I’m rather excited to be here but I also lack a book to review at the moment of writing this – which is no biggie, those will come soon enough – so I thought, why not talk about something I’ve been looking forward to doing for months. A while back I decided in fact to devote my summer to rereading some of my favorite series, which I’ve not properly reread from beginning to end in years! Also, I say summer, but what I really mean is probably starting mid-May once I’m done with my degree. So come along and let me share with you why I am drawn back to these four worlds over and over, hopefully you’ll be intrigued enough to want to visit them yourself for the first time.