The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne

The Shadow of the Gods

The Bloodsworn Saga #1

John Gwynne

fiction fantasy adventurous mysterious tense slow-paced

496 pages | first published 2021

Description

The old gods are dead . . . but their power remains.After the gods warred and drove themselves to extinction, the cataclysm of their fall shattered the land of Vigrid.Now a new world is rising from the ashes of the old, where power-hungry jarls ca...
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Moods

adventurous 98%
dark 78%
tense 62%
emotional 37%
mysterious 32%
challenging 24%
sad 15%
inspiring 7%
funny 4%
hopeful 4%
reflective 3%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 61%
fast 20%
slow 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 69% | Character: 20% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 43% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 21% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.38