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Barry’s Bloody Books

A wander through the world of speculative fiction where I look at all things fun and fantastical…

  • The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons

    24th Jun 2022 by

    This book upped the ante even more if that is possible. Told in a similar manner to the previous books, it starts with Kihrin and Thurvishar recovering after some major event of which we nothing at the start. The story is then unfolded from the end of the second book until this scene at the… Read more

  • The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons

    20th Jun 2022 by

    Didn’t enjoy it as much as the first book but it was still a good read. The ‘present’ part of this book is set three days after the events of the first book, however the vast majority is flashbacks from a few years before the events of the first book and gradually overlapping those events… Read more

  • The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

    16th Jun 2022 by

    Unusual story setup but I enjoyed every minute of this. So this tells the story of Kihrin, the son of a musician in a brothel, who also works part time as a thief. At the start of the book he is in a jail cell and is being forced to recount his story to the… Read more

  • Lost Acre by Andrew Caldecott

    1st Jun 2022 by

    Overall a brilliant read, though slightly let down by the very end. Last book of the series so can’t really go into too much detail. Let’s just say that all the characters have to deal with the consequences of the end of the last book and things get even more weird and mysterious. Most of… Read more

  • Wyntertide by Andrew Caldecott

    23rd May 2022 by

    In some ways I have even less of an idea of what’s going on, but not in a bad way. A couple of months have passed since the events of the first book. Things appear to have settled back to normal but there are signs that this is more the calm before the storm than… Read more

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