After a very successful first round earlier this year, the ULTIMATE BLOG TOUR is back. And this time, it is even bigger and so much better! This tour is organised by TheWriteReads and I am so excited to be a part of it this time. The Ultimate Blog Tour aims to be the biggest book blog tour in the world with over 100 bloggers from around the world taking part! There were FOUR different books up for grabs this time out of which I chose to review “Bloodrush” by Ben Galley. So what did I think about the book? Read on to find out.
When Prime Lord Hark is found in a pool of his own blood on the steps of his halls, Tonmerion Hark finds his world not only turned upside down, but inside out. His father’s last will and testament forces him west across the Iron Ocean, to the very brink of the Endless Land and all civilisation. They call it Wyoming. In the dusty frontier town of Fell Falls, there is no silverware, no servants, no plush velvet nor towering spires. Only dust, danger, and the railway. Tonmerion has only one friend to help him escape the torturous heat and unravel his father’s murder. A faerie named Rhin. A twelve-inch tall outcast of his own kind. But there are darker things at work in Fell Falls, and not just the railwraiths or the savages. Secrets lurk in Tonmerion’s bloodline. Secrets that will redefine this young Hark.
About the book
No. of Pages :- 482
Date Published :- 16th December 2014
Publisher :- BenGalley.com
Genre :- Fantasy, Western, Young adult
My Rating:- 4/5
Bloodrush is hands down one of the best books I have read this year! I am so excited to finally write this review. The entire read has been thrilling right from the first page to the last.
I don’t usually read fantasy so you could say this was my first step into the genre. The book has every element in just the right quantity to make it an exciting read. Every page is written amazingly, it makes you hold your breath wondering what can happen next. Every word keeps you hooked onto the next.
Bloodrush is about a 13 year old Tonmerion who is sent to live with his aunt after the murder of his father. What follows is an adventure that has you terrified one minute and relieved the next. I loved the character of Lilian, the spinster aunt who tries her best to make her nephew feel good in his new home. The twist at the end about the murder of Prime Lord Hark will definitely stay in your head for a while after you finish reading.
I loved the magical element to it. We come across two main magical beings, the fae and the railwraithes. Railwraithes had me both terrified and in awe at the same time. There are two scenes that are stuck in my mind where our main chatacters come face to face with this monstrousity. Rhin, the fae is both a guardian and friend. Makes me wish I had a Faerie looking after me all the time!!
A mix of fantasy and a classic western, the story is magical and yet full of mystery. Fast paced and light, I’d recommend Bloodrush to anyone looking for a new read.
What I really loved about the whole reading experience? The author includes a link to a spotify playlist which he specifically created while writing this book. I’d listen to the music when I wasn’t reading and trust me when I say it set the mood just right. It was such a great idea and I hope to see more authors including this in their books. It is such a wonderful idea and helps the reader get more absorbed in the story.
About the Author
Ben Galley is an author of dark and epic fantasy books who currently hails from Victoria, Canada. Since publishing his debut The Written in 2010, Ben has released a range of award-winning fantasy novels, including the epic standalone The Heart of Stone. He is also the author of the brand new Chasing Graves Trilogy.
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