Book review – Anthony Ryan: Blood Song
Arguably one of the best fantasy books I have read in a long while Blood Song (A Raven’s Shadow Novel) lived up to its mighty 5/5 on Amazon with a whopping 2000+ people providing feedback.
I actually bought it on Audiable rather than a book, and wasn’t disappointed. Sometimes you have to get along with the narator, and in this case I thought they did a great job.
Without going into detail, it follows the life of Vaelin Al Sorna. It begins with his father abandoning him to a mysterious order devoted to battle following his mother death, and then follows his journey to adulthood and beyond. There are plenty of battles, mystery, and travel as you would expect form an epic fantasy. There is also a smidgen of magic or mysticism, but not a lot. I think for me the quality of the writing and the genuine attachment I formed with the characters was a stand out and kept me riveted.
If you love a good chunky fantasy fiction with plenty of action and a strong character, then this is the book for you.
See it on Amazon : Blood Song (A Raven’s Shadow Novel) by Anthony Ryan