Bloody Rose (The Band, #2) by Nicholas Eames

Bloody Rose (The Band, #2)

Live fast, die young.Tam Hashford is tired of working at her local pub, slinging drinks for world-famous mercenaries and listening to the bards sing of adventure and glory in the world beyond her sleepy hometown.When the biggest mercenary band of all rolls into town, led by the infamous Bloody Rose, Tam jumps at the chance to sign on as their bard. It's adventure she wants - and adventure she gets as the crew embark on a quest that will end in on...

Details Bloody Rose (The Band, #2)

TitleBloody Rose (The Band, #2)
Release DateAug 28th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Epic Fantasy

Reviews Bloody Rose (The Band, #2)

  • Petrik
    ARC provided by the publisher—Orbit—in exchange for an honest review.Attention avid fantasy readers; it’s time for me to ask for your consideration once again. Nicholas Eames did it again. As of now, I’m calling Bloody Rose one of the best sequels of all time.Last year, Kings of the Wyld made it into my small “favorite debuts of all-time” list. Since then its sequel, Bloody Rose, has easily become my most anticipated new release of th...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by Orbit in exchange for an honest review.1.) Kings of the Wyld ★★★★★First and foremost: Hi Terry! Your son is so talented and I’m so proud of him! 💗Next, friends, I loved Bloody Rose even more than Kings of the Wyld! This book feels like stepping into a fresh Dungeons and Dragons campaign, where you get to play as a Lesbian bard who is allowed the honor of going on a few quests and ultimately telling the story of the ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Gah!! I loved it and added it to my favorites! Woot!Happy Reading! Mel 🖤🐺🐾💕------------------------Hell yeah!! Thank you my friend, Samir for showing the cover reveal where I promptly went to Amazon and pre-ordered. Yeah, it says July 2018 over there but who cares 😄And it's got girl power!! Yessssss!
  • James Tivendale
    I received an advanced review copy of the well sought after Bloody Rose from Orbit Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Nicholas Eames and the awesome Nazia.Even Eames himself said that the success of Kings of the Wyld was like a guillotine to his neck. Metaphorically of course. With an exceptional, original award-winning debut there will always be doubts about where to go next and if it can be better. I'm happy to say Bloody Rose...
  • Petros Triantafyllou
    Bloody Rose is one of those books that make you want to go back and lower every single rating you've ever given, simply so it will stand above everything else. Tam, the daughter of the fearless mercenary Tuck Hashford, has been sheltered for all her life by her over-protecting father after the death of her mother. She has never even set foot outside of her home town before, and she can only ever dream how the life in a band would be. That is, unt...
  • Gavin
    Bloody Rose was a worthy sequel to Kings of the Wyld. Nicholas Eames The Band series is fast establishing itself as one of the top modern fantasy series of recent years in my eyes! Eames has an engaging writing style and his story has the perfect balance of hope and despair, triumph and tragedy, and dark and light moments in the story! The big difference between Kings of the Wyld and Bloody Rose was the change of cast. KotW focused on the exploit...
  • ~Dani~ LazyTurtle's Books
    Read this review and more at Book Geeks Uncompromised!I was sent a review copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.We thought the wait for t his book would never end but it is finally (almost) here! Bloody Rose, the sequel to 2017's award winning debut, Kings of the Wyld, is so close to coming out and I for one love it more than its predecessor.Unlike the vast majority of sequels and series in SFF, Bloody Rose does not ...
  • Swiffer
    Finally, FINALLY, the lights fade. A surge of excitement electrifies the arena as you become acutely aware of the hairs on the back of your neck. Months of waiting for this moment culminate into a blissful grin as the band finally takes the stage. You catch yourself screaming with the rest of the crowd as the opening riffs pulse through the speakers. It’s a feeling that defies description, shared only with those who are here in this moment with...
  • Anton
    Nicholas Eames's books are a godsend to a gamer/fantasy reader and a real inspiration (I hope) to the new authors out there!An absolute-absolute pleasure to be back in his rich bizarro world where the best from the realm of sword & sorcery blends with hard rock sensibilities. Book #2 is always really hard to pull. It gets even harder if the book #1 was such a knock-out like Kings of the Wyld was. I loved every part of it and gifted more than 10 c...
  • Tim
    I’m about to say something that many would find an absolute contradiction. This book is superior to the first novel in just about every way, but I don’t like it as much. Bear with me a moment here. I think Eames has improved as a writer, I think the final battle is stunning and while there were a few predictable bit, the overall plot is very clever. It also keeps a sense of humor about it, but it is nowhere near as funny as the first book… ...
  • Wol
    Full review below. Review plus custom cocktail available at The Tome & Tankard InnSo far 2018 seems to be the year of amazing second books, and I’m thrilled to be able to say that Bloody Rose is no exception. Earlier this year I read Kings of the Wyld and found myself surprised at its depth – I had expected an enjoyable romp and was delighted to find that, while it certainly was everything it was advertised to be, there was much more lurking ...
  • The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).
    As always this review can also be found on my blog The tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress...I have to admit that I started Bloody Rose with a degree of slight trepidation. You all know how much I loved Kings of the Wyld (KoTW), it was my book of the year for 2017 and with it, Eames caught lightning in a bottle. Due to this, Bloody Rose was my most anticipated read for 2018 and I had to wonder (sorry Nicholas) if Eames would...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum feels great to be getting wyld again with The Band in Bloody Rose, and like its predecessor, it’s sure to become an instant classic. With vibes of Almost Famous meets epic rollicking fantasy, this standalone follow-up to Kings of the Wyld follows Tam Hashford, a young woman with big dreams. Her father is a former mercenary who has become overprotective of his daughte...
  • Kristen
    Full review is here, on my blog!Okay, I was going to attempt to wait to let my love of this book out on the world, but I can’t. I can’t hold it in. *spews rainbows* – sooo… this review is just going to be 1500 words of me squeeing into my computer screen.I was 8% into this thing and had more stuff highlighted than I do for an average over 4 books, lol.I sat there and I said to myself, before I even started this thing. “It can’t… it ...
  • Bob Milne
    Reading last year's Kings of the Wyld was like stumbling across a small, half-empty club on a Saturday night and discovering Paul Di'Anno singing for some band called Iron Maiden. At the end of the night your jaw is hanging open, you're grinning from ear-to-ear, and you're air-drumming on the way to the car, anxious for The Band to release their first album.With Bloody Rose, it's more like pushing into the crowd at a packed stadium, ready to rock...
  •  Charlie - A Reading Machine
    Bloody Rose is an incredibly satisfying sequel to last year’s breakout debut hit Kings of the Wyld and solidifies Nicholas Eames as one of the most exciting and unique voices in the fantasy genre. From beginning to end it is off the frigging chain so lets jump in! I’ve tried to keep things spoiler free but have revealed a few things that come up in the first two chapters in terms of plot.In Kings the plot was evident after the first chapter a...
  • Holly (The Grimdragon)
    “She never sang about what happened beyond that threshold, nor spoke of it to anyone who wasn’t present themself. What was obvious, though, to those who knew her before and after that morning, was that the woman who emerged was distinctly changed from the girl who’d entered.Her smiles were shorter. Her laugh was louder. She became distracted at times, and would stare at nothing with a look of shattered sorrow that passed like a cloud the mo...
  • kartik narayanan
    tl;dr: Bloody Rose is great but not as great as Kings of the WyldYeah, I am going to compare Kings of the Wyld to Bloody Rose. Deal with it! KotW is awesome (feel free to disagree but understand that you are wrong ;-)) which meant that when Bloody Rose came out (heh!), I dropped everything else I was reading and picked it up. Now that I have finished it ( a day's reading, 4 sessions overall), I have mixed feelings about it. In a lot of ways, Bloo...
  • William E.
    Fable is the hottest band to hit town since Saga
  • Scott Hitchcock
    Book 1: 4.25*Book 2: 3*First half 2*, second half 4*. This definitely got a lot better but it took forever to get some real action and I still never connected with the new characters the way I did the old. The constant pop culture references also lost their novelty. I'll continue the series but I'll probably wait for the library copy vs buying for the next one.
  • FanFiAddict
    First off, thanks to the consistently wonderful people over at Orbit for an ARC of ‘Bloody Rose (The Band #2)’ in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this ARC in no way, shape, or form influences my thoughts or opinions on the novel or its content.So, how does Bloody Rose stack up to its predecessor? You know, that book… Kings of the WyldWINNER OF THE REDDT/FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT FANTASY NOVEL.WINNER OF THE DAVID GEMMELL MORNINGS...
  • GrilledCheeseSamurai
    It made me laugh out loud, it made me sad inside, and it made me think about the world around me.Eames delivered everything that I wanted in a follow-up book and more. He took what was great with Kings of The Wyld and seasoned it with growth as a writer and gave us a second round that was, in my opinion, even better than the first.Bravo, sir! In just two books you have climbed the ranks to become one of the first names that come out of my mouth w...
  • Hunter Patrick
    Bloody Rose manages to be both a ridiculously fun romp and an absolute tear-jerker. Like, man, I finished this at like 10pm last night and stayed up until at least 2am ruminating about it. This book is darker than the last and has a different flavor - a cocaine, whiskey, getting punched in the face flavor - and it really works for me. As I write this review there is a 70's rock montage still going on in my head.Tam Hashford has a very punk/rock n...
  • Audrey
    I think any fan of Kings of the Wyld will find this satisfying. It’s a bit more serious, but it still has the snide dialogue and band references and alliteration that we’ve come to love.I am really, really horrible when it comes to band names and even song titles (let alone individual band members). I can tell you that my favorite band is Depeche Mode, but I couldn’t tell you any of the members’ names. So I know I missed tons of reference...
  • Pavle
    Prvi deo ove rok+fantastika meš-ap trilogije mi je bio nalik na Jelen pivo – dakle kombinacija „jao jebote ne opet“ i „možda ipak nije toliko loše“, u zavisnosti od raspoloženja i astroloških prognoza. Ovaj deo, drugi (na sreću ne i najgori kako je to uglavnom slučaj sa središnjim delovima, pre svega zbog toga što je koncept antologijski, odnosno svaki deo ima svoje protagoniste u široj trodelnoj narativi), medjutim je za prom...
  • Darren McGowan
    FunA very fun and outrageous ride. Filled with more creatures and monsters you could shake a stick at. Colorful dialog and plenty of action. A very solid sequel , although not quite as good, to the first book.
  • Tom Anderson
    Thanks Orbit Books for the advanced copy!After finishing the first earlier in the year, I have been anticipating the release of Bloody Rose later this month.The story follows Tam, Fable's newest bard, as she travels with the band as they tour the arenas and set out on a contract sure to make Rose even more famous than her father, Golden Gabe.The characters throughout become developed as the story progresses, and some familiar faces appear too fro...