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Blood Song
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Michael
Anthony Ryan is a new fantasy author destined to make his mark on the genre. His debut novel, Blood Song, certainly has it all: great coming of age tale, compelling character, and a fast-paced plot. If his first book is any indication of things to come, then all fantasy readers should rejoice as a new master storyteller has hit the scene.

Update: I just received an ARC of Anthony's third book in this series. So I just finished a re-read of this.
Tom
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
4.5. Would have been a 5 if not for the editing issues! Actually the story and the flow of the book was so good this is the first time that I am not deducting for editing. Which is one of my biggest pet peeves! Its a huge book and I can honestly say I was NEVER bored with it and read it every chance I got!

Will def move on with the series!
Marilou Paru
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: form-book
He had many names. Although yet to reach his thirtieth year history had seen fit to garner him with titles aplenty: Sword of the Realm to the mad king who sent him to plague us, the Young Hawk to the men who followed him through the trials of war, Darkblade to his Cumbraelin enemies and, as I was to learn much later, Beral Shak Ur to the enigmatic tribes of the Great Northern Forest - the Shadow of the Raven.

I picked up Blood Song expecting another nice, epic fantasy read. What I didn’t expect
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BobA707
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Summary: Really enjoyed this book, grim/dark in places, huge plot line going over many years, a subtle magic system that doesn't take over the plot but is ever present throughout. Really well written and engaging

Plotline: Vast plot with many twists and turns, essentially a biography of one man

Premise: Great magic system, really subtle, interesting world

Writing: Simple, descriptive, engaging, highly readable

Ending: The blood song is free. The ending is a surprise to character in the book, but not
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Roderick
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great 1st book, the character building is getting more and more interesting
M.J. Webb
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great fantasy read. Well paced with excellent characterisation, it's one of those novels you feel a little sad to have finished - always a sign of a good read. I'm off to find the sequel.
Francielle
May 24, 2014 marked it as to-read
Kaela
Feb 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
William Jorgensen
Apr 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
Alissa
Feb 06, 2018 marked it as to-read
Will
Jun 01, 2019 marked it as to-read
Carrie
Jan 28, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: soonish, current-tbr, own
Heather
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, high-fantasy, ebook
Chris
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lindsay
Feb 03, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: time-capsule, fantasy
Jennifer
Jan 28, 2016 marked it as to-read
Laura
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: epic-fantasy
Donovan Sandlin
Aug 15, 2016 marked it as to-read
Ken
Sep 21, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Karen
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Emma
Feb 16, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
John LeViness
Jul 18, 2013 marked it as to-read
Jemma
Mar 20, 2015 marked it as to-read
Leah Nadeau
Jul 31, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: tbr-fantasy
Sean
Dec 28, 2014 marked it as to-read
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