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Aching God by Mike Shel
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I normally run screaming when I read the words 'boiled leather' in a fantasy novel, but I loved this novel. All too often fantasy novels turn out to be aimed at the YA reader or involved young girls developing magical powers, but this was refreshingly different. The world building is perfect and the characters believable.

I knew I was onto a good thing when the first real 'shock' was when (view spoiler)

It's a cracking good tale of evil and the fight to stop that evil spreading. Some of the scenes were utterly (and enthrallingly) horrific and I read to the end hoping this would not be a cliff-hanger.

It wasnt. Its a grim, frightening, very readable, horror/fantasy story and after a surfeit of thin, wishy-washy, improbable romances, I loved it.

My only niggle was the over-use of italics which are never 'reader-friendly' but other than that this was a great story.
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Reading Progress

July 14, 2018 – Started Reading
July 14, 2018 – Shelved
July 14, 2018 –
38.0% "Hefty, intense and enjoyable. Much darker than I expected."
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: 5-stars
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: adventure
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: character-death
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: brutal
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: creepy
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: disturbing-in-a-good-way
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: fabulous
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: exhausting
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy-fic
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: first-in-a-series
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: ghosts
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: graphic-death
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: gratuitous-violence
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: great-example-of-the-genre
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: gutsy-and-raw
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: kindle-unlimited
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: pretty-damned-scarey
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: scarey-as-hell
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: world-building
July 15, 2018 – Shelved as: great-cover
July 15, 2018 – Finished Reading

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