Hello dear book friends!
Have I ever told you that, for me, a good movie is all about the opening scene? No? Well, it is! And I am sure you will agree with me when I say that the same thing applies for books too!
The opening scene in the book I am about to tell you about does just that. It sets the mood for what will come and it seems to be so dark and yet somehow also so very calm in a way.
As you might have guessed I have been very lucky to be invited to take part in the Ben Galley #UltimateBlogTour that is hosted by one of the most awesome and motivating people I have met in the book blogging community, Dave, who runs the @WriteReadsTours.
Thank you very much Ben and Dave for allowing me to be part of this! I am trully enjoying it!
The book that I have chosen to review is called ‘Heart of Stone’ and it is about a Golem. Yes you heard me right, about a Golem!
Here is the blurb:
Merciless. Murderer. Monster. He has been called many names in his time.
Built for war and nothing else, he has witnessed every shade of violence humans know, and he has wrought his own masterpieces with their colours. He cared once, perhaps, but far too long ago. He is bound to his task, dead to the chaos he wreaks for his masters.
Now, he has a new master to serve and a new war to endure. In the far reaches of the Realm, Hartlund tears itself in two over coin and crown. This time he will fight for a boy king and a general bent on victory.
Beneath it all he longs for change. For something to surprise him. For an end to this cycle of warfare.
Every fighter has a last fight. Even one made of stone.
I was only engaged to do a first chapter review of the book but I am already a few chapters in.
To be completely honest it is not the type of book that I usually read but I was blown away when I picked it up. I found it so interesting that I had to read some more with every chance that I got!
As I mentioned above the opening scene did it for me in the book. It draws you in immediatelly and you find that you are instantly immersed in the story that is set in a far away time and place.
I really loved the Golem who calls himself Task. Sounds wierd I know but, even though he is meant to be the bad guy, the way Ben writes Task’s character makes you like him. He exudes a sort of wisdom, if I may… he is a monster, a war machine, made of stone on the outside but seems like a very wise and mellow person on the inside.
I also enjoyed reading a bit about Lesky; I think she will turn out to be a very strong willed young woman in the end.
Trully looking forward to reading the rest of the book to find out if my first impression of Task and Lesky is correct!
Interested in having a look at the book please check th is Amazon link if you do!
Ben Galley Ultimate Blog Tour
Ben Galley is an author of dark and epic fantasy books who currently hails from Victoria, Canada. Since publishing his debut The Written in 2010, Ben has released a range of award-winning fantasy novels, including the weird western Bloodrush and the epic standalone The Heart of Stone. He is also the author of the brand new Chasing Graves Trilogy.
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Till next time!