BloodRush by Ben Galley #Review
Posted by brriske
“Magick ain’t pretty, it ain’t stars and sparkles. Magick is dirty. It’s rough. Raw. It’s blood and guts and vomit. You hear me?”
When Prime Lord Hark is found in a pool of his own blood on the steps of his halls, Tonmerion Hark finds his world not only turned upside down, but inside out. His father’s last will and testament forces him west across the Iron Ocean, to the very brink of the Endless Land and all civilisation. They call it Wyoming.
This is a story of murder and family.
In the dusty frontier town of Fell Falls, there is no silverware, no servants, no plush velvet nor towering spires. Only dust, danger, and the railway. Tonmerion has only one friend to help him escape the torturous heat and unravel his father’s murder. A faerie named Rhin. A twelve-inch tall outcast of his own kind.
This is a story of blood and magick.
But there are darker things at work in Fell Falls, and not just the railwraiths or the savages. Secrets lurk in Tonmerion’s bloodline. Secrets that will redefine this young Hark.
This is a story of the edge of the world.
Rating: 3 out of 5 Hearts
Review: When young Tonmerion Hark’s father is found dead, Tonmerion believes that his life cannot possibly get worse; he is wrong. Sent to the wilds of Wyoming, to live with an aunt that he has never met, thirteen year-old Merion soon discovers that there is a whole world beyond the gates of his father’s estate. Set in an alternative world of faeries, magick, and things that go bump in the night, Bloodrush is a novel that is slow to build but, once it builds momentum, it is difficult to put down. It took me a long time to get into the book because the format of the novel is that each chapter begins with a diary entry, and the entries are a bit confusing until you get about 2/3 through the book. Additionally, because it is set in a world that is like, but is not, our own, I had to suspend my disbelief to a certain extent, and that was difficult at times. Now that I’m through this book, however, I’m interested to re-read it and see if it flows a bit more smoothly. I am also very interested to see what happens in the other books in the trilogy and am very grateful to the author for not leaving us in a cliffhanger! While there is some gruesome action, the book is appropriate for mature readers 16+.
Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock