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A Time of Dread

(2018)
(The first book in the Blood & Bone series)
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Acclaimed epic fantasy author John Gwynne returns with the first book in a new trilogy, perfect for fans of George R. R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, and David Gemmell.

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A Time of Dread reminds me of why I became a fantasy enthusiast in the first place." -- Robin Hobb

A race of warrior angels, the Ben-Elim, once vanquished a mighty demon horde. Now they rule the Banished lands, but their peace is brutally enforced.

In the south, hotheaded Riv is desperate to join the Ben-Elim's peacekeeping force, until she unearths a deadly secret.

In the west, the giantess Sig investigates demon sightings and discovers signs of an uprising and black magic.
And in the snowbound north, Drem, a trapper, finds mutilated corpses in the forests. The work of a predator, or something far darker?
It's a time of shifting loyalties and world-changing dangers. 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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Hardback Editions

January 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Time of Dread (Of Blood and Bone, 1)
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, 1)
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, 1)
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: John Gwynne (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 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Time of Dread: 1
Author(s): John Gwynne
ISBN: 1-5098-8693-1 / 978-1-5098-8693-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan 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
Author(s): John Gwynne
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
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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 Book 1)
Author(s): John Gwynne
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK