Welcome All Book Lovers

Welcome All Book Lovers

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Bones of the Earth by Scott Hale

Is it wrong to kill a human …
when you’re not human yourself?

It’s been two hundred years since the Trauma, a catastrophic event of a now forgotten origin, wreaked havoc upon the Earth, reducing the human population from billions to thousands, and leaving the survivors as prey to humanoid hunters. Vrana of the Raven is one of these hunters. Her tribe has made killing humans, now known as the Corrupted, its purpose—to “keep the balance”—to ensure that the Corrupted do not rise to power and lay the Earth to ruin once more.

But, one night, in the great northern city-state of Geharra, over ten thousand Corrupted disappear. And if so many can disappear so quickly, what’s to stop it from happening again elsewhere, or to Vrana’s own?

Geharra, however, is not the only place to suffer from strange happenings. In Caldera, Vrana sleeps fitfully, dreaming of a Void and the Witch trapped within. When she is called upon to travel with Serra, Lucan, and Deimos to the abandoned city, she accepts, but only to get away from Caldera, because the Witch that haunts her nightmares has begun to haunt her days. @goodreads



Well that was a crazy ride in a crazy world!

Vrana is the main character and the books starts with her out on her eighteenth birthday doing the tribal rituals all of the people do in order to become an official tribe member.

This books is fantasy/horror/something else. I felt like I was in an alternate universe and it was so weird to read about people like this when there was the normal human world years ago. It didn't seem like that world even existed until Vrana was in a river kicking garbage and cell phones away from her feet. Cell phones? LoL, I was like wait.. and had to read the blurb again. This book is so intricate in the telling of the new world you totally forget there was an old world, our world as we know it today.

You never know what kinds of horrors or strange things could happen if our world ceased to exist. This one has monsters and crazy things I would never have thought of, I mean Vrana is Vrana of the Raven because she wears a Raven skull on her head as you can see on the cover of the book. But there are people in her tribe that wear different skulls so it's not just the one group.

There is magic in the book as well, along with battles and gruesome parts. There is also a little bit of love going on between Vrana and Aeson but you never really get the full on with so much stuff going happening, who has time.

Like I said before this book is very different and I really want to know where this is going. I want to find out where they go from this book, all of the characters that are left to go anywhere. 





No comments:

Post a Comment