Thursday, 4 September 2014

Age of Iron by Angus Watson - Review by Kimmy

Hey all,

Today is day two in the Age of Iron Blog Tour and we are your lucky hosts.  My name is Kimmy, I am your reviewer for today.  For those of you who are new to our blog, you will see that my style of review isn't your normal review style.  I could sit and tell you loads and loads about the book, my favourite scene etc, but for me personally, that spoils it, I don't like spoilers, I like to review differently.  I do however love to discuss my favourite scenes etc with readers who have already read the book, so feel free to comment below.  So I do hope you enjoy, lets get this show on the road:

Age of Iron
by Angus Watson

Published Date: 2nd September 2014



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**Disclaimer - I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**


Summary:

Bloodthirsty druids and battle-hardened Iron Age warriors collide in the biggest epic fantasy debut release of 2014.

LEGENDS AREN'T BORN. THEY'RE FORGED.

Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary travelling south to join up with King Zadar's army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people. 

First, Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar's most fearsome warriors, who's vowed revenge on the king for her sister's execution. 

Now Dug's on the wrong side of that thousands-strong army he hoped to join ­- and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his side. All Dug has is his war hammer, one rescued child and one unpredictable, highly-trained warrior with a lust for revenge that's going to get them all killed . . . 

It's a glorious day to die.


Review:

The lovely Clara at Little, Brown Book Group sent me an email one day asking me if I was a fan of Game of Thrones.  I'm a huge fan so seeing this email from Clara meant that there was an awesome opportunity coming up.   After letting Clara know how much I loved Game of Thrones, she introduced me to this book and asked if I would be interested in reading and reviewing it.

I really enjoyed reading this book.  It is going to be a great series.  I do see the similarities to Game of Thrones, but I wouldn't say that it is exactly the same.  I loved how throughout the chapters each characters story developed, getting to see their side of things and how they experienced everything and their journeys progression throughout the story.  Everything flowed well.  No focus was lost on the 3 main characters, each with their own motives, but coming together as a group.

Covers are normally what draws me to a book first if its new to me.  The cover for this book gives the impression on a male focus.  Don't let this fool you.  Lowa, loved her (and Spring), lets just say you wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of Lowa that's for sure!

The book is a great insight into the history of the Iron Age and the changes brought about by the Romans.  Lots of action and adventure with some dark humour thrown in.  I found myself throughout the story often sitting with a grin on my face, or even chuckling to myself.

An enjoyable read, the first book in a promising series.  Grab your copy now using the links below!

Continue on the journey of The Age of Iron Blog Tour.  See the picture below for the next stop on the tour!

Congratulations to Angus Watson (Orbit), may you have many future successes!

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