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Priest of Bones by Peter McLean
« on: January 03, 2020, 01:58:12 PM »
I’m really enjoying this one , quite a small novel.

It’s a cross between low town/black company and Peaky Blinders.


[/Sixty-five thousand battle-shocked, trained killers came home to no jobs, no food and the plague. What did Her Majesty think was going to happen?'

Tomas Piety takes his duties seriously: as a soldier, as a priest of Our Lady of Eternal Sorrows and as a leader of men. He has come home from the war to reclaim his family business, to provide for his men and to ensure the horrors of Abingon can never happen in Ellinburg.

But things have changed: his crime empire has been stolen and the people of Ellinburg - his people - have run out of food and hope and places to hide. With his best friend Bloody Anne, his war-damaged brother Jochan and his new gang, the Pious Men, Tomas sets out to reclaim what was his.

And as Tomas is dragged into a web of political intrigue by the sinister Queen's Men, forced to work against the foreign infiltrators lurking in the backstreet taverns, brothels and gambling dens of the Stink, one thing becomes clear.
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Re: Priest of Bones by Peter McLean
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2020, 07:03:05 PM »
I have a copy and plan to read it sometime in March, possibly before.  The blurb and reviews suggested the world and story was gritty and dangerous, which is just how I like my fantasy.  :)
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Re: Priest of Bones by Peter McLean
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2020, 09:53:59 AM »
It's a great book. I really enjoyed and highly recommend it and the sequel, Priest of Lies. Pete is also a really great guy, which makes me even happier to recommend it :)

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Re: Priest of Bones by Peter McLean
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 08:22:19 AM »
Onto the short novel Priest of Lies I recommend this if you like Low town.
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Re: Priest of Bones by Peter McLean
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2020, 06:42:15 PM »
Making a tv show, I don’t know if two books is enough to make a show. I’m still waiting for the Black company tv series.

https://www.tor.com/2020/09/30/peter-mcleans-priest-of-bones-is-being-adapted-for-tv/
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Re: Priest of Bones by Peter McLean
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2020, 10:07:43 PM »
Lots of drama, good scenes for violent and bloody action. Not enough sex in book, but they'll probably add in the show. Very low magic.

I probably won't watch.
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Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Re: Priest of Bones by Peter McLean
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2020, 09:23:17 AM »
I haven't read the book yet, but already have the first two books at my house (waiting to buy the third one once it's out and read them all in one go). If the production and writing is any good though, I'll definitely be devouring this one.