Title: Blood’s Pride
Author: Evie Manieri
*full disclosure: given via Netgalley for my honest review
Description: (by goodreads.com) Rising from their sea-torn ships like vengeful, pale phantoms, the Norlanders laid waste to the Shadar under cover of darkness. They forced the once-peaceful fisher folk into slavery and forged an alliance with their former trading partners, the desert-dwelling Nomas tribe, cutting off any hope of salvation.
Now, two decades after the invasion, a rebellion gathers strength in the dark corridors of the city. A small faction of Shadari have hired the Mongrel, an infamous mercenary, to aid their fledgling uprising—but with her own shadowy ties to the region, she is a frighteningly volatile ally. Has she really come to lead a revolution, or for a more sinister purpose all her own?
My Review: This is a LONG book, not for the weak of heart ^___^”’ and it often feels like it, the almost 600 pages are at times very difficult to get through. There were a ton of characters with similar names so it was hard to keep track of who was who and which side they were on. The ton of characters were cool and it would have been okay if you know I didn’t have to look at the glossary every POV change.
Blood’s Pride had a lot of excellent and complex ideas especially the conflicts between the two warring people and the spark of the rebellion, but unfortunately… it just had too many ideas and concepts to execute properly.
Overall, I liked it. I would never call it HORRIBLE or BAD but at the same time it did have problems, The biggest being losing track of who is whoand the POVs sounding similar if not the same character to character. For some reason it reminded me of a more structured society of the Dothraki in ASOIaF vs Westeros.
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