Of Bone and Thunder by Chris Evans #Review


Title: Of Bone and Thunder
Author: Chris Evans
Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy
Publisher: Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books: Gallery Books
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
Received: Netgallery.com

Channeling the turbulent period of the Vietnam War and its ruthless pitting of ideologies, cultures, generations, and races against each other, military historian and acclaimed fantasy writer Chris Evans takes a daring new approach to the traditional world of sword and sorcery by thrusting it into a maelstrom of racial animus, drug use, rebellion, and a growing war that seems at once unwinnable and with no end in sight. In this thrilling epic, right and wrong, country and honor, freedom and sacrifice are all put to the ultimate test in the heart of a dark, bloody, otherworldly jungle.

In this strange, new world deep among the shadows under a triple-canopy jungle and plagued by dangers real and imagined, soldiers strive to fulfill a mission they don’t understand and are ill-equipped to carry out. And high above them, the heavy rush of wings slashing through the humid air herald a coming wave of death and destruction, and just possibly, salvation.

I just did not enjoy Of Bone and Thunder at all. It was hard to follow with point of views from multiple people talking about the same war in different areas on the same place. It is not explained clearly about the different species that are talked about in the book and in the war. I thought that since it was SciFi even though it was about a war I would enjoy it. Sorry to say I did not. It is more about this war with different characters talking about what they are experiencing during war.

It would have been better if there was not a lot of different characters talking during the same period without knowing if it was the same day or done other time. Maybe it is how I process things and really that i don’t enjoy war books. I also usually stick to one point of view books. Not books that have multiple points of views because, for me, it always messes with how the book flows. If you can handle that and enjoy reading about wars then this might be a book for you.

Something that I thought was neat was the RATs in the book. They are like wizards but work a different way. Again I didn’t completely understand it but they were good characters in the book.

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