Return of Souls

Return of Souls If war is hell there is no word to describe what Private Jones has been through Forced into a conflict with an unknowable enemy he awakes to find himself in a strange land and is soon joined by you

  • Title: Return of Souls
  • Author: Andy Remic
  • ISBN: 9780765390240
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback
  • If war is hell, there is no word to describe what Private Jones has been through Forced into a conflict with an unknowable enemy, he awakes to find himself in a strange land, and is soon joined by young woman, Morana, who tends to his wounds and tells him of the battles played out in this impossible place.She tells him of an Iron Beast that will end the Great War, and eveIf war is hell, there is no word to describe what Private Jones has been through Forced into a conflict with an unknowable enemy, he awakes to find himself in a strange land, and is soon joined by young woman, Morana, who tends to his wounds and tells him of the battles played out in this impossible place.She tells him of an Iron Beast that will end the Great War, and even as he vows to help her find it, enemy combatants seek them, intent on their utter annihilation.Return of Souls is the second volume of the trilogy Andy Remic began with A Song for No Man s Land.

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    1. We are now two books into Andy Remic’s ongoing A Song For No Man’s Land series, and I have to admit that I’ll be taking a pass on the rest. I’m just simply not connecting to the material and will have to chalk it up to the old ‘it’s not you, Mr. Remic, it’s me’ excuse.You see, I’m not much for traditional fantasy. I slogged my way through Tolkein’s Lord of the Ring series and felt rather unrewarded (the movies are better, as far as I’m concerned), and forced myself to make [...]

    2. Pues será que yo y este autor no congeniamos. A pongo por testigo, que no más Remic en mis estanterías.

    3. Review also published hereDisclaimer: The publisher offered me an ARC of the novel. I was highly intrigued by the predecessor when I read it earlier this year, so I jumped at the opportunity.As with A Song for No Man's Land, Return of Souls performed the best for me when it was dealing with Robert Jones' life in the trenches of the Great War. His mental health is rapidly declining, spiralling out of control to the point where the lines between reality and hallucination, or fantasy, are blurring. [...]

    4. I won’t be reading anything else by Andy Remic. I didn’t care for most of his first Tor novella, A Song for No Man’s Land, but it got interesting right at the end. Unfortunately, Return of Souls doesn’t deliver on what little promise its predecessor held. Instead, it doubles down on everything I didn’t like about the first book in this planned trilogy and adds a heaping dose of blatant misogyny that makes it a deeply unpleasant read.Read the full review at SF Bluestocking.

    5. Good but garbledEnjoyable though it feels a bit disjointed. Hard to follow the (dimensional?) shift which goes wholly unexplained and leaves a slew of unanswered questions that will hopefully be addressed in book three.

    6. A tad repetitious of the first book.Author used a few terms too often through the book. Maybe reading 1 and 2 back to back might be the problem. Still a fun quick read though!

    7. This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.0 of 5I was not aware that this was book two in a series/trilogy until I sat down to write this review and grabbed an URL for the cover to paste above.Return of Souls, by Andy Remic, is a novella of war and its atrocities that transcends time and dimensions.Private Jones is a soldier in the trenches in the War to End All Wars (WWI). By so many accounts, it was one of the most brutal wars for soldiers and Remic captures this wel [...]

    8. This started out so excellently. I preferred the action taking place in this world to that in the new/strange land - the former was horrific and awful and visceral, with the deeply creepy walriders interspersed with enemy soldiers. The strange land felt more same-oldy to me - abandoned castle, quest, beautiful maiden with rape backstory (which immediately knocked a star off, I can tell you, I'm so sick of rape being the go-to drama for the sole female character). Just less interesting all round. [...]

    9. I received this book through the First Reads program.if possible, I would probably give this book a 2.5 star rating. story line jumped all over the place. in some books it works. unfortunately here it just made it hard to keep track of what was going on. bit of a cliffhanger ending, which is never a fave of mine. works better in series with long track recordseat detail given in battle scenes and scene descriptions. kudos for that. could also empathize with main character's mental anguish.

    10. Dark, dismal and depressing highlighting all the horrors of war (and other horrors!) but so well written it drags you in and forces you to keep turning the pages. I look forward to the final novella in the trilogy.

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