The Bone Ships by R.J. Barker

The Bone Ships

The Tide Child #1

R.J. Barker

496 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ adventurous tense medium-paced

Description

A brilliantly imagined saga of honor, glory, and warfare, The Bone Ships is the epic launch of a new fantasy from David Gemmell Award-nominated RJ Barker. Two nations at war. A prize beyond compare. For generations, the Hundred Isles have built th...

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Community Reviews Summary of 813 reviews

Moods

adventurous 97%
tense 46%
dark 39%
mysterious 22%
emotional 20%
challenging 15%
hopeful 13%
inspiring 11%
reflective 6%
funny 5%
lighthearted 3%
sad 3%

Pace

medium 48%
slow 37%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 61% | Plot: 21% | Character: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 9% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | No: 14% | It's complicated: 12%

Average rating

4.01

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