Age of Iron by Angus Watson

Posted September 22, 2014 by Silvia in Books / 8 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from Publisher for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

Age of Iron by Angus WatsonAge of Iron by Angus Watson
Series: Iron Age #1
Published by Orbit on September 9, 2014
Genres: Fantasy
Source: Publisher
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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.

This book has been quite challenging for me. It’s not my usual cup of tea, but both cover and blurb caught my attention too much not to try it. So off I went to live a different adventure . . .

I must say, the story, its characters and the writing were all very fascinating, but sometimes I needed a break from everything that was going on. It’s not like the book lacks of action—on the contrary, there is plenty—but it’s all too much blood and gore for me. Although I could see the point of using bloody scenes in such a story, I had to put the book down from time to time, and bring myself to pick it up again wasn’t always an easy task. However, I reached the end and I have to give credits to the author not only for his writing skills, but also for having put together a great team of characters. Each of them has a different personality that makes them unique and all very interesting, you could say they are the real strength of the book.

If you’re into Epic Fantasy with its dose of gruesome, I would suggest you to give this book a go. You could very well fall for the story and Watson’s writing.


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Through her creativity and blogging, Silvia has met people from different industries and collaborated with them on various projects over the years. Her strong passion for reading and her fascination for different cultures and languages have led her to develop a keen interest in the East-Asian continent. Off to see her? Follow the colourful book road . . . ♡

8 responses to “Age of Iron by Angus Watson

  1. Andrea @The Bookish Babe

    I admire your willingness to try something new! The blood and gore would likely be hard for me too. Thanks for the review!

  2. Always good to step outside your norm and try something else even if it isn't totally for you. I think the gore would probably be hard for me too but it sounds great otherwise. Love when they really give a different voice to each of the characters.

  3. I agree, sometimes we really need to try something new and see for ourselves if it's for us or not. I'm happy I read this because I was genuinely interested in the story, and I think those Epic Fantasy lovers could definitely appreciate it a lot.

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