Set in the same world as the Faithful and the Fallen quartet, the first novel in John Gwynne’s Of Blood and Bone series, A Time of Dread, takes place one hundred years after the end of Wrath.
The Ben-Elim, a fierce race of warrior-angels, burst into the Banished Lands over a hundred and thirty years ago. They were in pursuit of their eternal enemy, the Kadoshim demon-horde. On that day a great battle was fought, the Ben-Elim and Kadoshim joined by allies from the races of both men and giants, and a great victory was won.
Now much of the Banished Lands is ruled by the Ben-Elim, who have made this world their home, extending their influence and power as they swallow ancient kingdoms into the protective grasp of their ever-extending borders. However, their peace is brutally enforced – and their ancient enemy might not be as crushed as they’d thought.
The giantess Sig must head west to investigate disturbing demon sightings, though the Kadoshim are long-defeated. And in the snow-bound north, Drem finds mutilated corpses on a hunting expedition. A predatory beast, or something far worse?
Hot-headed Riv is desperate to join the Ben-Elim’s elite warriors, the White-Wings of Drassil. Then she discovers betrayal in its ranks and a life-changing secret. It’s a time of shifting loyalties and difficult choices where courage can change the future. Because the great war is far from over and in the shadows, demons are gathering, waiting for their time to rise.
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