Winterbirth (The Godless World, #1)
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by Brian Ruckley
Release date: October 5, 2006
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy

The greatest tales are written in blood...

An uneasy truce exists between the thanes of the True Bloods.

Now, as another winter approaches, the armies of the Black Road march south from their exile beyond the Vale of Stones. For some, war will bring a swift and violent death. Others will not hear the clash of swords or see the corpses strewn over the fields. They instead will see an opportunity to advance their own ambitions. But soon, all will fall under the shadow that is descending.

For, while the storm of battle rages, one man is following a path that will awaken a terrible power in him – and his legacy will be written in blood.

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Winterbirth is an interesting and fascinating debut fantasy book. It's not a perfect fantasy book, but it's much better than certain new books. In my opinion Winterbirth has potential, so it's interesting to see how Brian Ruckley manages to develop as a writer. I'm looking forward to reading his next book. If you like good adult fantasy stories, Winterbirth will probably be of interest to you. Brian Ruckley can't be compared to George R.R. Martin, but fans of A Song of Ice and Fire might like this book.
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