[Geraint Jones] Blood Forest [belief Book] Epub – Epub and TXT


Blood Forest

Blood Forest Free download ✓ 5 Tribes In a clearing they find twelve massacred and strung up legionariesIs this a threat or a warningThere is just one bloodied broken survivor He has no idea who he is Only that he is a soldierAnd now he must fight As the legions are mercilessly cut down the nameless soldier joins a small band of survivors trapped in the forest If they fight together they have a slim chance of staying aliveBut whose side is th Most of this novel takes place among a contubernium of eight men of the Seventeenth Legion deployed across the Rhine in not uite pacified Germania It all begins when a scrawny naked man covered in blood is discovered lurking at the site of a horrible massacre of a Roman detachment He tells the rescuers that he doesn t remember his name or where he came from although he is clearly desperate and on his own The cavalry commander a charismatic allied German called Arminius treats him kindly and dubs him Felix luckyUnluckily for Felix his sandals give him away as a former legionary Arminius takes him to the Roman camp where he is assigned to a tent unit with six other soldiers dominated by the fearsome veteran Titus This tight knit group is far from pleased to have Felix thrust among them It s increasingly evident that he harbors a secret but perhaps not one he will fully admit to himself let alone to othersThe mystery of Felix s origins takes BLOOD FOREST to a different level than most swords and shields sagas For those who are unfamiliar with events of 9 AD I won t spoil the story by relating of the plot Suffice it to say that everything he experiences made me believe Yes it probably was just like that Geraint Jones who served in Afghanistan and Ira clearly knows how soldiers think and talk Their profanity and brutality sound true to life and all eight men and their centurion Pavo come across as real sympathetic characters Considering that this is the author s debut novel he deserves high praise for his achievementBy the end the reader will understand a complicated man who must reconcile his honor with his humanity and whom I hope we will meet again in a seuel

Summary Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Geraint Jones

Blood Forest Free download ✓ 5 'A bloody page turner' Mail on Sunday They call him Felix A lost soldier without a memory and now a brutal battle to win For fans of Bernard Cornwell Simon Scarrow Ben Kane and Conn Iggulden a spectacular debut where honour and duty legions and tribes clash in bloody heart breaking glory AD 9 Fifteen thousand battle hardened Roman legionaries strike deep into dense forest Awaiting them are deadly hostile Germanic The trickiest reviews to write are the ones about books I have read that are already on the back foot for being a setting I am not interested in It makes it hard because I have to work out why I am not really getting into the story Is it because I just don t like the setting in this case Roman Or is it because I just did not like the book I thought long and hard about Blood Forest while I was reading it and after I finished it In the end this is what I came up withI am not a keen reader of Roman historical fiction or swords and sandals if you will And yet I do read it and enjoy it if the setting is beautifully and skilfully done For example the MC Scott Roman historical fiction books There is some skill at times in the Blood Forest settings but my issue was that the main setting was the suaddie comraderies I need plot and storyline than all the walking talking gutting grunting stabbing walking talking sleeping shtting spitting talking Not that it isn t loved by many It simply isn t something I get in to Not my fault nor the fault of the authorSo there was that And it was an obstacle to get over for me I don t care about the gore or the swearing I used to as so much of it in swords and sandal books is not for the betterment of the read it is only for shock value but now I expect it from these suaddiegrunt comraderies books and I have learned to live with it to a degree If it is done in mature wayMy problem with Blood Forest was that after a promising start the comraderies became all the book was about and the plots and sub plots were absent or presented in such a fleeting way that if you blinked you d miss them I even forgot sometimes that Felix had some back story to come out and that he had supposedly lost his memory I have noted other reviewers commenting on absence of plot too and I think to many who are looking for then it is uite distractingWar for many soldiers can be boring A lot of sitting around waiting for orders to come down waiting for transport waiting to move out Waiting waiting waiting Digging latrines Talking about women s body parts Sleeping Cleaning weapons And for some very little or no combat or action Sometimes not getting a shot off or getting shot at So if it is boring for real soldiers imagine how documenting this life can be boring for readers who don t need that detailed insight Who already know about it perhaps or wish to read adventure in their stories not only actionI think that covers it My issue was both The roman suaddiegrunt setting dominating plot devices and suspense And my general disinterest in Romans and dislike for them as a peopleSimple Not simple YesIn saying all that Make up your own mind on this book I read it for a book club read so I was already swimming out into unfavourable seas My opinion is compromised Red Tail Silhouette Desire #208 you will And Promises in Tumble Creek yet I do read it and enjoy it if the setting is beautifully and skilfully done For example the MC Scott Roman historical fiction books There is some skill at times in the Blood Forest settings but my issue was that the main setting was the suaddie comraderies I need plot and storyline than all the walking talking gutting grunting stabbing walking talking sleeping shtting spitting talking Not that it isn t loved by many It simply isn t something I get in to Not my fault nor the fault of the authorSo there was that And it was an obstacle to get over for me I don t care about the gore or the swearing I used to as so much of it in swords and sandal books is not for the betterment of the read it is only for shock value but now I expect it from these suaddiegrunt comraderies books and I have learned to live with it to a degree If it is done in mature wayMy problem with Blood Forest was that after a promising start the comraderies became all the book was about and the plots and sub plots were absent or presented in such a fleeting way that if Mischief and Marriage you blinked Cold Case Hot Accomplice Men of Wolf Creek #1 you d miss them I even forgot sometimes that Felix had some back story to come out and that he had supposedly lost his memory I have noted other reviewers commenting on absence of plot too and I think to many who are looking for then it is uite distractingWar for many soldiers can be boring A lot of sitting around waiting for orders to come down waiting for transport waiting to move out Waiting waiting waiting Digging latrines Talking about women s body parts Sleeping Cleaning weapons And for some very little or no combat or action Sometimes not getting a shot off or getting shot at So if it is boring for real soldiers imagine how documenting this life can be boring for readers who don t need that detailed insight Who already know about it perhaps or wish to read adventure in their stories not only actionI think that covers it My issue was both The roman suaddiegrunt setting dominating plot devices and suspense And my general disinterest in Romans and dislike for them as a peopleSimple Not simple YesIn saying all that Make up Blackmailed into the Greek Tycoon's Bed your own mind on this book I read it for a book club read so I was already swimming out into unfavourable seas My opinion is compromised

Geraint Jones ´ 5 review

Blood Forest Free download ✓ 5 E soldier on And is it the right one'Gives Rome's legionaries a contemporary voice brutal audacious and fast paced' Anthony Riches author of Empire series'Historical fiction written by a real war veteran who knows all there is to know about blood and bonding in battle An earthy and powerful read' Sport'Blood and guts but also a clever exploration of the moral ambiguity of war and loyalty to a flag' Mail on Sunday A debut novel set in the Roman Empire and fictionalises the battle between the Romans and the Germans It sounds epic It sounds amazing and it sounds bloody It was definitely bloody It is AD 9 In Northern Europe an army is dying and an empire is being brought to its kneesThe Roman Empire is at the height of its power Rome s soldiers brutally enforce imperial rule and its legions are the most efficient and aggressive fighting force in the world Governor Varus leads 15000 seasoned legionnaires north to subdue the Germanic tribes To Rome these people are savages ripe for conuest But the Romans know little of this densely forested territory governed by fiercely independent chieftains Rome s supposed ally Arminius has unified the disgruntled tribes leading the would be conuerors towards a deadly trap As the army marches deeper into enemy territory one small band of soldiers must face the deadliest of foes aloneThe first half of this book did nothing to capture my attention at all I didn t find myself gripped by the story or the characters which was a massive shame because the first half of the book had so much potential I think the characters didn t grip me because there were just so many of them to keep track of in the beginning and so I kept getting their nicknames all mixed up Plus because our protagonist tells the army that he can t remember anything about his past I couldn t really connect with him about anything He was just thereIt was a sort of mystery book though because event though Felix tells his comrades that he can t remember anything we as the reader knows that he does because he keeps letting out little hints to us about how he remembers certain things We don t actually find out about his past until the very end and even then it just seemed really far fetched and confusing To be honest the ending itself gave me whiplash One minute he decides something then goes back on it the changes his mind again and again Like seriously No At the end though I was content with his decision but he still really annoyed me I had grown to like his character but he kind of let me down towards the end At times I was at peace with my place in the world feeling not a care for my past or my future At other moments I felt as if a boulder was on my chest crushing me with the weight of my depression If not already broken I would say that my mind was breaking Geraint Jones Blood Forest The second half of the book is where things really get going I think I was at about 46% when I started really binge reading because I was so into the story It s also around this point where Felix starts to bond with the other troops and starts to care for them and because of this I felt myself also bonding with the characters but still not really liking Felix I mean come on how could you not like Chickenhead and his kittenThe second half was fast paced action packed and full of feels We saw bodies get chopped up rage fill every single troop in the army and we also witness a stealth mission through a dangerous forest I loved it If it wasn t for the second half I would have given up completelyThis book is definitely not for the faint hearted It is full of vicious killings that are described in graphic detail and there is pretty much every swear word ever known to man in the book so yeah if you re not a big fan of those things you definitely shouldn t read this book Otherwise go for it and jump straight in Just be weary of the first half because it dragsOverall I do recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a gory Roman read It s an ok book for a debut and I look forward to reading what Jones comes up with nextSide note I know I ve rated this book 2 stars but my real rating it 25Warning this book contains triggers for death suicide and war Disclaimer this book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewReleased 27th June Her Small Town Hero you not like Chickenhead and his kittenThe second half was fast paced action packed and full of feels We saw bodies get chopped up rage fill every single troop in the army and we also witness a stealth mission through a dangerous forest I loved it If it wasn t for the second half I would have given up completelyThis book is definitely not for the faint hearted It is full of vicious killings that are described in graphic detail and there is pretty much every swear word ever known to man in the book so Red Tail Silhouette Desire #208 yeah if Promises in Tumble Creek you re not a big fan of those things Mischief and Marriage you definitely shouldn t read this book Otherwise go for it and jump straight in Just be weary of the first half because it dragsOverall I do recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a gory Roman read It s an ok book for a debut and I look forward to reading what Jones comes up with nextSide note I know I ve rated this book 2 stars but my real rating it 25Warning this book contains triggers for death suicide and war Disclaimer this book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewReleased 27th June

  • Paperback
  • 377
  • Blood Forest
  • Geraint Jones
  • en
  • 08 June 2019
  • 9781405927796