Take the movie "The Last Samurai" add in the song "Learning To Fly" by Pink Floyd, and take George Martin's first book in Game Thrones add them all together and you get the ultimate in Epic books "Blood Song". This book had my heart pounding and my mind racing. I couldn't put it down. I think I read it twice I went back over so many passages. The ending caught me unguarded and that is a hard thing to do with me. I have read so many books that the ends are quite predictable but Anthony Ryan pulls a fast one on me here. I loved it I loved it I loved. Best book of the year no doubt, quite possible the best book that I have ever read.
If you want to lose yourself in a new world buy this book.
If you want to discover the next badass of literature buy this book.
If you want to read a story that every Hollywood Producer should be screaming for a screenplay version... buy this book
If you want to test your ability to go without sleep for 2 days buy this book.
I can't believe how much enjoyment I got from this. Finally an original story with characters you can love, love to hate, and deep mystery to keep you coming back for more.