Review: The Hunger of the Gods by John Gwynne

Book Review

The Hunger of the Gods by John Gwynne
(Bloodsworn Saga #2)

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The Hunger of the Gods continues John Gwynne’s acclaimed Norse-inspired epic fantasy series, packed with myth, magic and bloody vengeance.

Lik-Rifa, the dragon god of legend, has been freed from her eternal prison. Now she plots a new age of blood and conquest.

As Orka continues the hunt for her missing son, the Bloodsworn sweep south in a desperate race to save one of their own – and Varg takes the first steps on the path of vengeance.

Elvar has sworn to fulfil her blood oath and rescue a prisoner from the clutches of Lik-Rifa and her dragonborn followers, but first she must persuade the Battle-Grim to follow her.

Yet even the might of the Bloodsworn and Battle-Grim cannot stand alone against a dragon god.

Their hope lies within the mad writings of a chained god. A book of forbidden magic with the power to raise the wolf god Ulfrir from the dead . . . and bring about a battle that will shake the foundations of the earth. 

What I thought
Thank you Orbit Books and Netgalley for giving me an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings expressed are my own.

This is the second book in the Bloodsworn saga. So I am going to try to keep this as spoiler-free as possible.

This was one of my most anticipated books of the year, and it did not disappoint.  This is easily going to be one of my favorites, if not my favorite of the year.  I was sucked back into this story from page one, and I had a really hard time putting it down.  This author has such an amazing way to tell a story, and I think I need to pick up something else he has written because this series is just amazing.

This is a multiple POV story, not only do we get the POV’s from book one, we get a couple of new ones in this installment.  I loved following Orka, she is hands down my favorite character in this series. In The Shadow of the Gods I wasn’t sure how I felt about Elvar, but after seeing her in this book I have grown to really like her.  There was only one POV that I didn’t care for, and that is because I hated the character, he just makes my blood boil.  To be honest, I understand why his point of view is important, however, that didn’t stop me from wishing he would get killed off.  Oh, and who could forget about Vesli and Spert I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there is just something about them that I just love so much.

The ending of this book… I need to know what happens next.  

My Rating: /5

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