Blood Brothers – Black Walker Warrior, Book 2
Themes & Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Native American Mythology
With the Vargr Clan community in turmoil over the death of one of their own, the Lycans are in shock. The demonic Clizyati are gaining momentum and their Black Walker Warrior allies are no closer to finding these deadly killers. But one thing they know for sure, the Clizyati are back and a war everyone thought ended a century ago has been resurrected.
When unexpected visitors arrive at the Lycan commune, Rune and his siblings scramble to protect the clan. Determined to defend the lives of those that raised him, Rune puts his differences aside and joins forces with the Black Walker Warriors to rid the world of the Clizyati and avenge his brother’s death.
What I think of the book:
As I started this book, I realized I don’t remember much of the previous one. Why am I bringing this up?
As a warning.
Blood Brothers isn’t something you can just pick up; you need to have read (and to remember) Blood or Destiny (Book 1) in order to fully appreciate this one. Even better yet, read the Vargr Clan trilogy before you take on the Black Walker Warrior series; that way you’ll have a better understanding of the older characters and the world that Angela Stevens has created.
And it is an interesting world.
I’m only (very!) vaguely familiar with Native American mythology, but both of the series I mentioned are heavily inspired by it and if these novels are anything to go by, I should look into it.
I had a bit of a problem with the characters, not so much because they weren’t written well (now that I think of it, Angela seems to write better male characters than female ones), but simply due to the large number; it was a little bit difficult for me to remember what was happening to each. I also had a hard time pronouncing their names, although, to Angela’s credit, she has put something like a character glossary at the beginning with the pronunciation of each character’s name. This is something I really, really appreciate when a novel – it’s usually a Fantasy one – is filled with names that aren’t common or are completely made up by the author.
If I have to sum up Blood Brothers, I’d say it’s an interesting story, that isn’t very mainstream and would appeal to people who like to read what our world could be like if there were supernatural beings.
Who would I recommend this book to? I’d recommend Blood Brothers to people who enjoy multi-cast novels and Native American mythology. If you’ve read the first book in the series and are wondering if you should pick this one up, then yes, this is a worthy successor.
My rating: (4 out of 5 wolf heads)
Would I re-read this book? As I said, it was a mistake not re-reading Book 1 before starting this one, so if I get Book 3 then I’ll definitely have to re-read Blood Brothers before I start that new book.
Am I interested in other books by this author? Yes.
Where can you buy the book?
- amazon.com (link takes you straight to the book)
Add Blood Brothers to your Goodreads shelf (link takes you straight to the book)
Other books by this author that I’ve already reviewed:
- Blood or Destiny – Black Walker Warrior, Book 1
- The Wolf You Feed – The Vargr Clan Trilogy, Book 1
- Dark N Stormy – Cocktail Series, Book 3 (this book can be read as a standalone)
Want to know a little bit about Angela? Read the interview she gave me!
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