The Bones of the Earth (Bound Gods #2)
A mismatched band of mortals and their violent, secretive leader must stand against a pair of resentful gods to save their world in this second volume in Rachel Dunne's breathtaking dark epic fantasy trilogy, The Bound Gods, which began with In the Shadow of the Gods.
To win the coming battle for control of the world and the mortals who dwell in it, the cunning priest Jor...more
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In the Shadow of the Gods was going to be a tough act to follow. Not just because of how good it was, but structurally as well. Dunne spends a lot of time in her first book building out the backstory of the main characters and putting ...more
Alright then, This is a good little book. I have not read the first one, but plan on picking it up as Dunne is a solid writer and the plot line keeps you intrigued. I really enjoyed reading the book. Characters are well done. She does both female and male well. Although for the most part they are one in the same. While there is some love interest (not really, buried way down there), the voices ring as equal. This is ...more
This novel is based on the mythology of parent gods disavowing their twin children the same as the last Dunne novel (In the Shadow of the Gods) as both are Bound Gods novels.
There is a dichotomy in some of the characterizations. The book has multiple main characters, each of whom has their own story. The methodology of some character lines is so different from others that it is almost like multiple authors. That isn't a problem but the diverse character li ...more
If there is one standout of the book, it definitely has to be the depth and imagination of the world's creation mythology. However, I don't feel like the characters are very likeable. Not terrible, but hard to get behind. I'm interested to see where things go in the next book. Particularly, with respect to Scal.
I just lost interest. I was down to one character I cared about in a large cast with several points of view, and I didn't care enough about her to wade through the rest. And it was not the same character I cared about in book 1. In fact I have no idea what Skal is even still doing in this book, but suddenly Rora is the only interesting one.
A bit too much maundering, a bit too much int ...more