A Time of Dread by John Gwynne

A Time of Dread

Of Blood and Bone #1

John Gwynne

480 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction fantasy adventurous dark tense medium-paced
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The Ben-Elim, a fierce race of warrior-angels, burst into the Banished Lands over a hundred and thirty years ago. They were in pursuit of their eternal enemy, the Kadoshim demon-horde. On that day a great battle was fought, the Ben-Elim and Kadosh...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,021 reviews

Moods

adventurous 97%
dark 73%
tense 62%
emotional 48%
mysterious 45%
sad 23%
challenging 15%
hopeful 8%
funny 6%
inspiring 5%
reflective 2%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 55%
fast 37%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Plot: 23% | Character: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | No: 15% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 73% | No: 15% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 51% | No: 29% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.21

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