Of Bone and Thunder: A Novel
Publish date: 2014-10-14
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Not having read Chris Evans before, I picked this up based solely on the cover blurb of "Apocalypse Now meets The Lord of the Rings." It was a bit of a calculated risk, given that I'd exhausted my patience with Vietnam war stories way back in the 80s, when just about every TV action drama had that o...
After reading so much historical fiction, it felt strange to dip back into the realm of fantasy. Instead of Victorian or post-war manners, I got dragons. Instead of lengthy descriptions of architecture or clothing, there were descriptions of magic systems and non-human sentient species. On top of al...
Of Bone and Thunder channels Full Metal Jacket into a gritty sword and sorcery novel. The Vietnam War inspiration is unmistakable in the setting, as is the futility and madness, and it shows that odd pacing of Kubrick's where things are both fast and incredibly slow at the same time. At first I co...