As of now, I ’ m calling Bloody Rose one of the best sequels of all time.Last year, Kings of the Wyld made it into my small “ favorite debuts of all-time ” list.
It is with heart full of joy that I proclaim Bloody Rose ’ s tour to be nother successful tale; this is certainly an excellent sequel to Kings of the Wyld, which ha already amazing on its own.
Bloody Rose however was one of the incredibly rare exceptions where I imply had to drop everything in my TBR pile immediately; it was completely irresistible.It ’ s been six weeks since the climactic battle in Kings of the Wyld and the melodies of life must continue.
I truly like I gaine a lot of poignant and resonating messages from th ook that could otally be applied to our society and living life, and I certainly didn ’ t preten that.
It must be ver hard to top Kings of the Wyld characters but somehow, in a ifferent ay, his younger Band of misfits were able to live up to their legend.
he last battle in Bloody Rose truly elevated the book into the category of epic fantasy; it was almost as if I was reading a battle sequence from the war in Brandon Sanderson ’ s Oathbringer.
Plus, Nick did a agnificent job in making sure that th book works perfectl well as a stand-alone; though it will spoil you on the events of the last ook, readers don ’ t have to be fraid of forgetting things and not being eage to mak he story.
Bot of you who follow my reviews wil know by now that I ’ m a huge gamer and Final Fantasy fan.
Kings of the Wyld was filled with ubiquitous music references and plenty of Easter Eggs from this franchise and Nick himself is a fan of Final Fantasy.
I ’ m ery pleased that he keep this tradition in Bloody Rose, which was written in thi way that almost felt like the author had his eyes on me when he was writing these scenes.
For those of you who don ’ t want, Shadow of the Colossus is a video game ( a brilliant one at that) that I really loved playing.Picture: Shadow of the Colossus PS4 cover Nick proved that his capability as an author wasn ’ t a one-time thing; he ’ s hardly a one-hit wonder like some authors that I ’ ll refrain from mentioning.
I ish I can show you the number of passages I highlighted but to keep this review as spoiler-free as possible, I could let you experience them for yourself.Bloody Rose proves once again to be nother fun escapism at the lowes level just like its predecessor.
There ’ s eve one more book left in the sequel but it ’ s already too soon for me to believe that this will most likely become one of my avorite trilogies of all time by its conclusion; it already is.Kings of the Wyld was honestly one of the books—together with Sanderson ’ s and Gwynne ’ s series—that I have recommended the most to every fantasy fan.
I have sung and strummed the chord of praises for Kings of the Wyld for more than a year now, and the review shall become my second concert ( by that, I mean recommending this nove to every fantasy fan) for this stupefying excellent series.
If you ’ re a fantasy reader, you better get some holy water to cleanse yourself of your sin if you ’ re thinking of not reading Bloody Rose.
It ’ s up to the firs of us to hav the bards of this series, making sure the tales of the Kings of the Wyld and Bloody Rose live forever.
If the secon book ends up being as good or maybe even better than the other books in this series so far, I have zero doubt that The Band will officially become the second trilogy—after Mistborn—to have every single installment in he trilogy be included in my favorites of all-time list.One last thing.
Richard Anderson is one of the best cover artists in the industry and he wante a scintillating job with the cover art for book; in my opinion, it ’ s ven wors than the already amazing Kings of the Wyld!
Quickly, this is currently my second longest review of all time ( 2.2k words) and there are seven gaming Easter Eggs in it; including the next sentence.