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The Bones of the Earth (Bound Gods #2)

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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

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Kindle Edition, 483 pages
Published June 27th 2017 by Harper Voyager
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H.
Jun 27, 2017 H. rated it really liked it
Shelves: modern-sf
The second in a planned trilogy, The Bones of the Earth is an able follow up to Dunne’s grimdark debut. Dunne continues to build on her strengths. But if you were frustrated by In the Shadow of the Gods, you will probably remain frustrated by The Bones of the Earth.

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
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Tonya
Jun 27, 2017 Tonya rated it really liked it
First I have to say I was given a copy of this book to review by Harper Voyager.

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
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William Bentrim
Jun 27, 2017 William Bentrim rated it liked it
The Bones of the Earth by Rachel Dunne

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
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Billy Rodriguez
Jul 16, 2017 Billy Rodriguez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Received a free copy though Goodreads Giveaways.

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.
Garrett Olinde
Jul 19, 2017 Garrett Olinde rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting series. Looking forward to the next one.
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May 22, 2017 Robin added it
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DNF at pg 343. I should specify that this was an ARC so it's possible parts of it will change by final printing.

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
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The Bones of the Earth is a standard follow-up to 'In the Shadow of the Gods'. Though this novel is much slow paced than its predecessor, there is notable character development in the storylines. As in the first book, the story is narrated through the 4 major characters - Keiro, Joros, Rora, and Scal. Here, the crux of the plot is the revival of the bound twin gods by their followers, and the attempt of Joros and his unlikely rag-tag band to thwart them. (I find the cover a little bland. It's no ...more
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