Bloodraven by P.L. Nunn

Bloodraven CoverAuthor: P.L. Nunn
Title: Bloodraven
Publisher: Lulu (Print) Smashwords (E-Book)
Publishing Date: 21 August 2007
Genre: MM Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy
Rating: 4 Stars


A son of a forest dwelling people, Yhalen knows little of the world outside the ancestral forest, until he is captured by a band of ogres on a slave-taking mission. Only grim tales of the barbaric giants had reached the forest, but Yhalen soon learns that even the darkest fireside story only hinted at the brutality of these Northern warriors. He discovers the meaning of true fear at their hands, and only the awakening of ancient magic saves him from destruction.

Surviving ogre viciousness, he finds himself given to Bloodraven, the half ogre, half human war leader as a slave. Yhalen, refusing to bend, soon pays the price for offending prickly ogre pride.

But Bloodraven is no mindless, violent ogrish beast. Bloodraven has an agenda and Yhalen finds himself drawn in the wake into human and ogre politics, into bloodshed and cruelty and into the forbidden magic that is damnation in the eyes of his own people, but which might mean the difference between death and salvation.


If (huge if by the way), you can make it through the first chapter, then what awaits you is pretty damn good. Epic in proportion. Seriously, disregard the page count. Bloodraven is flecked with rare moments of sweetness, made all the more valuable due to the frequent brutality of the story.

I feel like this is one of those “It’s about the journey, not the destination” books that some people find infuriating upon making it to the last page. Personally, I loved it. But Terry Goodkind is one of my favorite authors, The Dark Tower by Stephen King my favorite series, and I love unrestrained word sprawling’s. So this was like a bit of fantasy heaven for me with the added bonus of really hot sexy times thrown in.

If you’re looking for a quick, light romance then this is not the book for you. If, however, you are looking for something more; an intense story that will leave you with your heart pounding most of the time, gagging some of the time, and sighing happily upon occasion then read on!






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