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A Time of Dread (Of Blood and Bone) Hardcover

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Smart and well-crafted epic fantasy * SF and F Reviews * Gwynne has truly earned his place among the rank of legendary fantasy authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, and Brandon Sanderson * BookNest * Gwynne is a master of his craft and one of the best fantasy writers around . . . A Time of Dread is epic, unpredictable and exhilarating * FantasyBookReview * The stakes are high, the characters are engaging and relatable, and the action is thrilling . . . you will storm through A Time of Dread * SciFiNow * Gwynne does an excellent job of weaving a classic light vs dark tale while keeping it interesting . . . a sense of foreboding builds along with the pace, balanced by the overall sense of hope * SFX * A brilliant and bold journey into an unpredictable world, A Time of Dread is an exciting tale of rivalry, politics and a power struggle of epic proportions * Lucy Hounsom * A fierce, gripping tale, and one I found hugely enjoyable * Anna Smith Spark * An accomplished and rousing tale of heroes and dark deeds that fans of epic fantasy will devour * Tom Lloyd * A brilliantly compelling heroic fantasy - likeable characters with nuance, a story that builds at a perfect pace, and a thrilling, climactic ending that kept me reading late into the night * James Islington * I loved A Time of Dread and read it from cover to cover in two days. I couldn't put it down * Miles Cameron * Great evils, conflicted heroes, bloody battles, betrayal, and giants riding battle bears! What's not to love? * Peter Newman * Fans of epic fantasy have something to cheer about: A Time of Dread is marvellous. Gwynne's writing is superb, delivering not only twists and turns but also nuance and complexity * Sebastien de Castell * John Gwynne is of the modern masters of heroic fantasy * Adrian Tchaikovsky * A truly excellent read . . . Exciting, well-written swords and sorcery. Try it on for size * Mark Lawrence *

About the Author

John Gwynne studied and lectured at Brighton University. He's been in a rock 'n' roll band, playing the double bass, travelled the USA and lived in Canada for a time. He is married with four children and lives in Eastbourne, running a small family business rejuvenating vintage furniture. His debut novel, Malice, won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut.

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Product details

  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1509812946
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1509812943
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.67 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.02 x 1.46 x 9.21 inches
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 983 ratings

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Peter Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly amazing read from John Gwynne - 5*s is not enough praise
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 24, 2018
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Hannah
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read, even if you haven't read the prequel series!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 11, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Kadoshim are back!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 14, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody hell John!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 31, 2019
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Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Gritty without being depressing, with heroes who are flawed yet likeable
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 14, 2020
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