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Bloodchild

Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Series: Godblind, Book 3
Length: 18 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

The fate of kingdoms and gods will be decided in the staggering conclusion to the debut series from one of fantasy’s most exciting new voices.

Return to Rilporin and witness the final battle in its desperate defence against the bloodthirsty Mireces.

©2019 Anna Stephens (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Eeerrrrrmmmmmmeeeerrrrrrgggggeeeerrrrrdddd!

Fantastically, fantastical grimdark and satisfying finale to a fabulous fantast trilogy of action, intrigue and gritty realism.

Characters relationships develop even more and the build up to the final battle between women, men and gods concludes with an exciting and vicious whirlwind of action and emotion.

I've been drinking red wine, which may inhibit my review writing skills, but DAYM this trilogy does indeed rock my socks.

Anna rules! So do the characters of Bloodchild.

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A brutal rollercoaster of rich imagery

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Rich with imagery and being the conclusion of the trilogy the strings weaved and wove together neater than the proceeding books.

It’s hard to pick a favourite character as Tara and Rill were outstanding and well worth their page time and enduring their misery with almost as much endurance as the characters in punchy driven writing.

As a reader I had a few niggles with book one where a great story felt patchy in places and any quibbles with prose were hammered down into a squidgy mess. I was also a tad cynical of Ash/Cry’s relationship with it being abrupt in book one. It feels like more work has gone into it and turning it into one of the cores for the conclusion was very clever in tone and character development and more impressive for it with gripping tension in wave after wave.

Not quite perfect. While Mace was forced to push and adapt, Corvus seemed to stand around for a fair portion of the book and see things crumble. I get he is exposed and overextended himself, but once he achieved his goal he seemed to switch off in an overly flawed way. Shenanigans aside, he felt a tad too much of a star wars villain, than a driven and brutal warlord.

A nice touch at the end in a not dissimilar way to Black Company and WOT and ended a classy listening experience that is a firm recommendation to any fantasy reader or listener.

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fabulous, heartbreaking finale

the whole trilogy is amazing, I love Anna's characters, and the shit she puts them through!
The narration is excellent.