Bloodrush by Ben Galley


“Magick ain’t pretty, it ain’t stars and sparkles. Magick is dirty. It’s rough. Raw. It’s blood and guts and vomit. You hear me?”


When Prime Lord Hark is found in a pool of his own blood on the steps of his halls, Tonmerion Hark finds his world not only turned upside down, but inside out. His father’s last will and testament forces him west across the Iron Ocean, to the very brink of the Endless Land and all civilisation. They call it Wyoming.


This is a story of murder and family.


In the dusty frontier town of Fell Falls, there is no silverware, no servants, no plush velvet nor towering spires. Only dust, danger, and the railway. Tonmerion has only one friend to help him escape the torturous heat and unravel his father’s murder. A faerie named Rhin. A twelve-inch tall outcast of his own kind. 


This is a story of blood and magick.


But there are darker things at work in Fell Falls, and not just the railwraiths or the savages. Secrets lurk in Tonmerion’s bloodline. Secrets that will redefine this young Hark.


This is a story of the edge of the world.


Thank you Ben for sending me a copy to review!

My Thoughts: 

Bloodrush introduces us to our main protagonist, thirteen year-old Merion (Tonmerion Hark) who is about to take us on an adventure like no other…..   

We join Merion in London, where we learn of his fathers murder, an event that is about to turn his world upside down, for Merion is about to be sent to America to live with his aunt. Follow Merion and his friend Rhin as they embark on their journey to Fell Falls.

Galley has created a world that allows you to relate but also voyage into the surreal, where you will embark on a fantasy universe and all the magick that goes along with it. 

Pulled deep within the pages you will discover a western fantasy that will have your mind gripped by the surrealness of events and captivated by the magick involved.

Speaking of Magick, I was left astounded by the bloodrushing abilities that Merion discovered he had and found myself pondering all the possibilities that could occur.

Galley has created a great mix of characters. Despite finding myself angry at Merion I did really enjoy the transition that his character went through. But my favourite character had to be Lurker. There was something truly comforting about his character!

Bloodrush is a unique take on fantasy with some fantastic twists! 


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