John Gwynne's stirring epic fantasy trilogy reaches new heights in this second volume, as demons rise up, angels fall and heroes are forged in the fires of war.
John Gwynne studied and lectured at Brighton University. He's been in a rock 'n' roll band, playing the double bass, travelled the USA and lived in Canada for a time. He is married with four children and lives in Eastbourne, running a small family business rejuvenating vintage furniture. His debut novel, Malice, won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut.
A great read that accelerates the pace and goes one up on
its excellent predecessor. The characters also grow with the
story, finding peril at every turn and few clear choices.
Exciting, action-packed fantasy -- Mark Lawrence
This book is so damned good . . . John Gwynne writes fantasy with the heart of a hero and the inventiveness of a master mage -- Sebastien de Castell
This is extraordinarily good, an epic feat of the imagination. In this series Gwynne is setting a new benchmark in fantasy. I'd love to see it on screen -- Giles Kristian
A riveting sequel, full of rousing, cinematic action that propels a wonderfully absorbing story -- James Islington
A Time of Blood is an irresistible jaw-dropping sequel that shows the importance of Gwynne's role as an ever-burning bright star in modern fantasy -- NovelNotions
'Gwynne continues to be unafraid to dish out war, brutality and loss and the climax does not disappoint . . . I was left with an incredible finale that promises an explosive conclusion' -- KarinaReads
John Gwynne must be a sorcerer because A Time of Blood is one hell of a monumental book . . . I was literally glued to this book and didn't want it to end. All I want to do is shout GO READ THIS! -- NilsReviewsIt
John Gwynne is one of the modern masters of heroic fantasy -- Adrian Tchaikovsky on A Time of Dread
A Time of Dread reminds me of why I became a fantasy enthusiast in the first place' -- Robin Hobb
A brilliantly compelling heroic fantasy - likeable characters with nuance, a story that builds at a perfect pace, and a thrilling, climactic ending that kept me reading late into the night -- James Islington on A Time of Dread
Great evils, conflicted heroes, bloody battles, betrayal, and giants riding battle bears! What's not to love? -- Peter Newman on A Time of Dread
A fierce, gripping tale, and one I found hugely enjoyable -- Anna Smith Spark on A Time of Dread