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Secrets of Blood & Bone: Book One in the Trilogy of "Q" Paperback – May 22, 2010
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Sid brings Quillen along into a world that's populated by shape-shifters, vampires, ogres, and many other species living side by side with the humans, yet unknown. As it turns out, Q himself might not be as human as he thought he was, and throughout the book, he has to face some difficult truths about himself and the world, and choose sides in a war he couldn't even have dreamt existed.
I got this book as a present, and it's not one that I would have picked for myself, which made reading it all the more interesting. I had no idea of what an urban fantasy might be, and I was happy to find more mythological creatures than I had expected. As a side note, I was also happily surprised to find that some of them had gotten Swedish-sounding names. Skugga is definitely a word from my home country, and with just a little good will, Jätti could be too. Speaking of language, the book contains lots of crude language, sex, and violence, and if you don't like that, you probably shouldn't read it.Read more ›
I really feel obligated to rate this book high since I received it for free in exchange for a review, but honestly I would have put this book down in the first 140 pages (out of 277) if not for that obligation.
Raised by his ex-military single father, Quillen Ware AKA Q, has never felt like he had a place in this world. Built like a pro-wrestler X 2 his messed up genetics never allowed him to play sports due to steroid allegations nor join the armed services like his old man. Skating through life now as a rent-a-cop at an inner-city ER, Q gets caught up in the middle of a drug gang war only to watch mayhem brought on by 2 supernatural killers and in which Q barely survives. Thrown into the world of the supernatural, Q sets out to join the war that has been brewing for centuries and to discover the secrets of his powers. He has to decide which side he stands on and what he plans to do with his powers. Recruited by one side, he is sent on an undercover mission to infiltrate the other. Who's side will he stand on?
The story started rather clichéd, but turned into something unique and fun. However, the writing and development were seriously flawed. It is rather obvious this book is self published. Because I thought the first half of the book wasn't worth reading, I'll start with the negatives of the book.
1. In need of a good copy-editor--There were several typos and goofs throughout the book that a good copy-editor could fix to polish up the book. It can be easily overlooked, but it really doesn't do this book any favors. For example: "Q ...took of his glasses." So, does he take *of* his glasses or take *off* his glasses? Hmmm.Read more ›
The Urban Fantasy book, Secrets of Blood and Bone by Rob Sadler, pulls the reader into the story with vivid descriptions of both the characters and the scenes. I felt like there was a movie screen that played in my head as I read the words. Not the typical Vampire vs. Werewolf book. This book brought out all of the paranormal creatures. The battle scenes kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what happened next. The main character, Q, says aloud what others only think and as the reader, I was under his spell in no time.
This is an awesome book and Rob Sadler has an excellent writing style and creative imagination. This book is one that males and females alike will enjoy. My only warning is that it is not suitable for children.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Robert S Sadlers first story in the The Trilogy of "Q" was quite an undertaking.
Quillen Ware's persona is a great beginning for this story. Read more
Ok I'm waiting for the next book!!!! Loved the story,characters,and its an easy read .Published on August 17, 2010 by Sukyatk
When I first started reading Secrets of Blood & Bone, I wasn't so sure how I would like it. After all, Harry Potter was the last great fantasy I had bothered to read. Read morePublished on July 30, 2010 by Lady Thoth Reviews
If you're looking for a book with sex, violence and adventure involving otherworldly characters, this is it. Read morePublished on July 11, 2010 by Kia Brumett
Creative writer, great story. (Warning: Not for young readers due to explicit language and sexual content. Read morePublished on July 8, 2010 by Kathy
Make room! Q is a new hero for the new century. This is a "Kick Butt" first novel that turns
our preconceptions of fantasy on it's head. Read more
In the interest of disclosure, I too was one of the lucky chosen to provide a review in return for receiving a copy of this book. Read morePublished on June 18, 2010 by Matthew Auger