Book Review: Blood and Roses by Jordan Petrarca


Publishing Date: June 2017

Publisher: Jordan Petrarca


Genre: SciFi

Rating: 4.3/5

Publisher’s Description:Seven organized crime Families, known as the Seven Blessed Families, rule the World of Exodus and its people with the use of their mysterious magical artifacts, called Relics. Relics give powers to the Blessed members of the Families, and they use those powers for corruption and control of everything in Exodus.

Review: Look out everyone, there is a new Sheriff in town that writes spectacular fiction with a bent towards the uncommon in presentation.

I loved this novel. Involved characters combined with an intensely creative story line really brought this novel to life. Lots of visceral blood and guts types action, with some real crass inter-changes you would expect from a world run by gangsters. The relics seems like artificial intelligence that are gifting nanobots, but it is never revealed exactly what they are. Still, real creative implementation for the basis of power.

“So why you no give 5 stars!!?”. Just when you are really digging the offbeat writing style and getting into the guts (lol) of the crime families, a weird interlude of romance with a crappy plastic character rears it’s ugly head. Really fooking unbelievable, I tell yous. Biting/trembling lips and the whole shjtbang almost belly flopped this novel right into 3 star land. But it was brief and hopefully ends here. There were a few firearm fall downs as well. In one scene Zasso keeps firing his empty semi-auto pistol to the sound of “click, click, clik.”. Except that a single action semi-auto will not cycle the trigger on an empty chamber. In another scene Vego pulls out a pair of semi-auto pistols where the barrels are black. The barrels on a semi-auto pistol are covered with the slide, so you will only see them partially when the slide is pulled back.

Despite my shjtpicking this was a great read. Get this now!


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