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A Time of Dread

(2018)
(The first book in the Blood & Bone series)
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Set in the same world as the Faithful and the Fallen quartet, the first novel in John Gwynne's Of Blood and Bone series, A Time of Dread, takes place one hundred years after the end of Wrath.

The Ben-Elim, a race of warrior angels, once vanquished a mighty demon horde. Now they rule the Banished lands. But their dominion is brutally enforced and their ancient enemy may not be as crushed as they thought.

In the snowbound north, Drem, a trapper, finds mutilated corpses in the forests - a sign of demonic black magic. In the south, Riv, a young, tempestuous soldier, discovers a deadly rift within the Ben-Elim themselves.

Two individuals with two world-changing secrets. But where will they lead? And what role will Drem and Riv play in the Banished Land's fate? Difficult choices need to be made. Because in the shadows, demons are gathering, waiting for their time to rise. . .

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"I loved A Time of Dread and read it from cover to cover in two days. I couldn't put it down." - Miles Cameron

"Fans of epic fantasy have something to cheer about: A Time of Dread is marvellous. Gwynne's writing is superb, delivering not only twists and turns but also nuance and complexity." - Sebastien De Castell

"A fierce, gripping tale, and one I found hugely enjoyable." - Anna Smith-Spark


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Used availability for John Gwynne's A Time of Dread

Hardback Editions

January 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Time of Dread (Of Blood and Bone)
Author(s): John Gwynne
ISBN: 1-5098-1294-6 / 978-1-5098-1294-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Time of Dread (Of Blood and Bone)
Author(s): John Gwynne
ISBN: 1-5098-1293-8 / 978-1-5098-1293-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Time of Dread (Of Blood & Bone)
Author(s): John Gwynne
ISBN: 0-316-50224-3 / 978-0-316-50224-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Time of Dread (Of Blood and Bone)
Author(s): John Gwynne
ISBN: 1-5098-1295-4 / 978-1-5098-1295-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Time of Dread (Of Blood and Bone Series, Book 1)
Author(s): John Gwynne
ISBN: 1-5491-4091-4 / 978-1-5491-4091-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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February 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Time of Dread: Library Edition (Of Blood and Bone)
Author(s): John Gwynne
ISBN: 1-5491-4088-4 / 978-1-5491-4088-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Time of Dread
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Publisher: Hachette Audio
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February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Time of Dread
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Time of Dread
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Time of Dread
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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January 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Time of Dread
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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January 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Time of Dread
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Time of Dread (Of Blood & Bone Book 1)
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Orbit
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January 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: A Time of Dread: Of Blood and Bone 1
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Time of Dread (Of Blood and Bone)
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK