Sunday, 12 April 2015

FANTASY REVIEW: Of Bone and Thunder - Chris Evans

Release Date: 06/02/15
Publisher:  Titan Books


"Chris Evans PLACES the broad sword and sorcery archetypes in a new and exciting environment." R. A. Salvatore A land of thick jungle and mist-swirled mountains. An enemy moving unseen beneath the lush canopy. The growing threat of thaumics - a magic wielded by few that threatens to destabilise all. The youth of a kingdom sent to fight in a faraway hell while back home, discord and disillusionment reign - Chris Evans takes a daring new approach to the traditional world of sword and sorcery by thrusting it into a maelstrom of racial animus, drug use, rebellion, and a growing war that seems at once unwinnable and with no end in sight. In this thrilling epic, channelling the cultural upheaval and wholesale destruction of the Vietnam War, right and wrong, country and honour, freedom and sacrifice are all put to the ultimate test in the heart of a dark, bloody, otherworldly jungle.


If you want something different from a fantasy book then you have to try Chris Evan’s Of Bone and Thunder that brings modern military context to the fantasy world with issues that not only fog the world of black and white into shades of grey but also allows the reader a glimpse into something that is greater than the sum of the parts as addiction wars with honour alongside patriotism vs ideals.

Its definitely something that makes you ask questions, has realistic characters and when added overall to an arc that adds more textures all round generates a world that whilst hard to survive in, makes for a hugely entertaining read as fantasy warfare takes on a new level of horror.

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