Saturday 7 May 2022

The Hunger of the Gods (Bloodsworn Saga #2) by John Gwynne - A Review


“Real courage is to feel fear, but to stand and face it, not run from it.”

The Hunger of the Gods by John Gwynne is the second book in the Bloodsworn Saga and it is an adult fantasy book inspired by Norse Mythology. The book was released on April 2022 by Orbit.

Now that Lik-Rifa, the dragon god of legend, has been freed from her eternal prison,  she plots a new age of blood and conquest.
As Orka continues the hunt for her missing son, the Bloodsworn sweep south in a desperate race to save one of their own – and Varg takes the first steps on the path of vengeance. 
Elvar has sworn to fulfil her blood oath and rescue a prisoner from the clutches of Lik-Rifa and her dragonborn followers, but first she must persuade the Battle-Grim to follow her. 
Yet even the might of the Bloodsworn and Battle-Grim cannot stand alone against a dragon god. 
Their hope lies within the mad writings of a chained god. A book of forbidden magic with the power to raise the wolf god Ulfrir from the dead . . . and bring about a battle that will shake the foundations of the earth.

John Gwynne has become one of my favourite authors after reading The Hunger of the Gods and now I need to read all of his backlist.
First of all,  I loved the cover art for this book too and second I really appreciated the fact that the author included a brief summary of what happened in book 1 so you can refresh your memory. 

Let's get to my review now. I loved this book too. We now have more POVs to follow besides Orka, Elvar and Varg but that didn't cause any problem but they added more to the story. The new POVs are Biorr and Gudvarr.
The story begins from where we have left it in The Shadow of the Gods and now the storylines of our main characters are interconnected. The book continues to be brutal and with many battle scenes. 
In this book I loved even more Orka's character and I really liked the relationship dynamics between her and the supporting characters. 
The ending was really intense and now I need book 3 asap.

Rating: 5 Stars

Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to receive an eARC of this book by Netgalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!

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