Bloodstone

“The truth? What the Hell is the truth? We’re born, we live and we die. Everything else is just shades of opinion.”

Book three in the Jon Shannow series and the end of his part in the Sipstrassi, the Stones of Power.  After 20 years of peace and pacifism, Jon Caid is pushed too far and laid low.  Thus making room for, Jon Shannow, the legendary Jerusalem Man,  to return for a deadly showdown with the fiendish Deacon, the vicious Jerusalem Riders, and a monstrous god that feeds on souls.

Let’s see what we have here… We’ve got magic in the Sipstrassi. It’s a post-apocalyptic world after the “turn”. It’s a western. There’s time travel. A bunch of religion. There’s dimension travel.  There’s an exploration of pacifism vs the way of the gun. And it’s all done so well. I really enjoyed this book, and the whole series. But then I expected to, David Gemmell being one of my favorite authors. Christian Rodska does a great job with the narration and really captures the feel of the story.

I want more. But alas, we lost David Gemmell a few years back, so there will be no further tales from him. This was a very satisfying conclusion to a very good series. If you’re looking for something in the western, fantasy, post-apocalypse, suspenseful action genre, this should fit the bill nicely. Heck, read or listen to the whole series about a post-apocalyptic gunslinger that is known as the Jerusalem Man on his quest for that lost, fabled city.

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