46 thoughts on “Priest of Bones by Peter McLean

  1. Wow, this one sounds really amazing and quite honestly very unique. Haven’t seen much novels that combine fantasy and crime together. I have heard a lot of great things about Peaky Blinders, but it’s another of those series that I haven’t yet gotten around to seeing. I’m sure I will at some point. The strong characters that you are describing sound terrific as well. As usual this was a terrific review, and it’s probably not a big surprise that I will add this one to my to read list 😊😊

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    1. I have to say that the blend of fantasy with mystery/crime is usually my favourite sub-genre of fantasy! Peaky Blinders was pretty awesome, especially when it’s one of those shows I find ACTUALLY gets better with each season, and season 1 was already pretty awesome to start with! 😛 The strong character you get in this debut novel is also similar to the awesomeness of the protagonist from the show too. I’m really not kidding when you can notice the similarities between the show and this book (but the show is not fantasy however hahah). Glad to hear your interest in this one, Michel! Thanks for reading. 😀

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    1. I have the impression you made nice fusion between different books and authors there. If we’re speaking of the same Godfather, then that one was written by Mario Puzo and I also loved it! If we’re talking about what Peter Maas wrote, you might be referring to Serpico? There’s a movie based on that book too. Or maybe some of his other classic non-fiction stories he’s written.

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  2. Awesome review!
    I watched the first few episodes of Peaky Blinders and i liked it a lot, so i’m gonna have to check this book out 😀
    Humour and violence is a combo that i found works well for me!

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    1. Thanks Norrie! You totally got to continue Peaky Blinders. The show gets better with each season, and there’s a particular actor that appears in season 2 that I absolutely love too (for you to discover) 😉 Hope you get the chance to try this debut novel out someday! 😀

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    1. Thanks Tammy! I hope you enjoy your time with it. It’s definitely entertaining to say the least. 😉 And if you ever feel like spending your time binging a TV series about a crime family on the rise (mostly fictional), then look up Peaky Blinders. 😉

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  3. It sounds like an amazing book! I never watched Peaky Blinders but a lot of people have been recommending it to me 😊
    (Can’t believe you already finished the book though 😱 do not mention your reading speed ever again 😂)

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    1. It is, it is!!! 😀 And yes, maybe someday you’ll get the chance to try the show out. The main actor Cillian Murphy does one of his best career performances as the protagonist of the show. I’ve seen him around in movies as a secondary character, but here, he brings it to a whole new level.

      Bahahahah woopsie! 😛 😛 Let’s go, Caro! I know you can do it do too, you just have to drop everything else you do. 😮 😮 🤣

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  4. That quote!! XD This sounds like the perfect book for you, Lashaan! A bit of your academic interest tied in here, I see– I have only read one work of fiction which features organized crime. It was certainly interesting! War for the Rose Throne has a lot of potential. I assume you’ll keep reading? 😉

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  5. I can tell a book is just sooooo good when it makes you write those wonderully dreamy reviews! Like… I know it’s all fantasy and grimdark and crime but jaysus, your review makes me feel like I am missing out simply by not reading this book right now! 😀
    Brilliant, Lashaan! Simply brilliant!

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    1. Hahahah you’re too kind! Thank you so much for reading, Liz. You reeaaally have to give this a shot. I felt like I was reading Ed McDonald’s twin brother’s debut novel. So happy that Peter McLean wrote it, it’s soooo much fun! Hope you do get the chance to check it out soon. 😉

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      1. Omg, this is something I actually thought whilst reading your review where you mentioned the first person POV- I swear I thought of Galharrow straight away 😀 hahaha…
        Right, I’m off to buy this book. Ciao! 😀

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  6. I have to say I have neither seen Peaky Blinders nor read this book or even known of this author’s existence before… Thank God for your amazing reviews, always there to help a girl update herself XD

    The concept of priest turned crime boss is possibly one of the best premises ever. I also love the fact that this is a weird and mysterious mix between grimdark, wild fantasy and crime fiction. Talk about one hell of a genre cocktail! The author seems to have managed it all so so well, though, creating this epic journey, you can’t even ponder over the weirdness of it for long hahaha

    I’m happy to hear this was another win for you, Lashaan, and I’ll certainly look out for the author and his books in the future 🙂 Your review speaks volumes for Mr. McLean’s talent!

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    1. Hahah it is my pleasure to put books you wouldn’t have heard otherwise on ya radar! 😉 Even if you don’t read it, it’s definitely nice to know it exists nonetheless!

      Oh yes, I usually love the mystery-fantasy blend. It’s usually my favourite cup of tea, especially when it’s done right! 😀 After all, within a fantasy world, just about all genre are possible. 😀

      Thanks, Sophie. I appreciate that you take the time to read these reviews! Hope you pick up great books in the future! 😉

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