Thursday, April 25, 2013

Book Review: The Bonds of Blood by Travis Simmons

Title: The Bonds of Blood
Author: Travis Simmons
Category: Fantasy
Pub. Date: 01/01/2009
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
Format: E-Book
Pages: 432
ISBN#: 0741454556
Series: the revenant wyrd saga book one
Events build to a dramatic conclusion in this epic fantasy of family ties. On a hunting trip Jovian is attacked by a demon destroyed ages ago when the last of the fallen angels were driven into hiding. Angelica is plagued by haunting visions depicting the fall of her family. Joya begins hearing voices and communicates with a geometry book that calls forth the destructive force of Wyrd within her. Amber is stolen in the night, and a being who calls himself “Grigori” seeks the destruction of the Neferis name.

Even before a rescue attempt can be made for Amber, the family comes under attack by forces they are not ready to face. The adventure becomes one haunted by mystical creatures and events as two forces try to help them, and hinder them. With every step more and more questions arise.
There are seemingly no answers until they are confronted with an ancient enemy of their family. Will this enemy grant the answers they seek, or will she fray the tenuous threads binding them to their old lives?

My Review:   
This book started out kinda slow for me. I was able to get into to it after a few chapters. With that being said, that is the only thing that lowered my rating for The Bonds of Blood. 

If you are into fantasy, mystery, love, enemies, fighting, building story lines, then this book is for you. The character Joya starts hearing voices from books kinda freaked me out. I mean, I was reading, and I already get into my reading, characters and the story lines, I really didn't need to read this part. No just teasing here, but it was kinda spooky. 

The books conclusion does leave you wanting to get started on the next book. And all the characters are great. Author Travis Simmons writing did start to grow on me in this first book. 

And so due to the above I am giving this book as of now a Breath of Life Rating of:

Four Clock Rating!!!

Disclosure: I did not receive this book in exchange for my review. But the opinions are mine, your opinion may differ, and that is fine with me.


About the Author:   

 I have been writing since I was 14. I began writing a book called "The Calling of the Two" and while writing that on and off I started uncovering another idea.

"Yes, this is all well and good, but what about before? What happened in the world before these characters came into it?" I always knew there was a "before" and as I started wondering about it I got ideas. At first they were little ideas but as I discovered the names for my characters a whole story about them emerged.

I started working on The Revenant Wyrd Saga several years back and I am very happy I did because hearing and documenting Jovian and Angelica's story has been one wild ride.

I live in a remote part of upstate New York and honestly just hoofing around my neck of the woods gives me a ton of inspiration for my novels. I love research, and I love speculating on different ideas and theories.

While here why don't you check out some of my random thoughts and sample writing by visiting my blog?   


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