Wednesday 31 March 2021

Audio: The Bone Maker by Sarah Beth Durst

Narrated by: Soneela Nankani

Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins

Release date: 03-09-21

Publisher: HarperAudio


To review

I liked this. It was a what happens after the big battle, what happens to heroes when their work is done?

Well they disband their group. And the leader becomes a hermit and resurrects her dead husband time and time again. Even though it really is against the law. That was a bit of a dilemma, I mean yes she steals bones from dead people so he can live, but I mean they are dead! They do not need them. But then every time she uses that magic she looses time of her own life. Soon she will be dead because she has given him too much.

25 years later and Kreya is the hermit, her husband lives from time to time. And she sets out to seek her former companions because she needs help. I'd like to say what her friends are up too, but isn't that spoiling it? They have all gone on with their lives...

I liked the magic. Using animal bones for bursts of speed, for making a wagon run, for so much! They can read the future in bones, and Kreya for example can make contraptions from bones, and the things sort of live then.

And there will be a new adventure, and new fights. Our heroes must be 45-55 by now. I do wish it was felt more. Like they, they got a lot older. Like this is a fantasy world, shouldn't they be senior citizens by now. But yes, yay older heroes.

I enjoyed the book. She writes good fantasy. Always new interesting worlds and magic systems.

Soneela is a great narrator! If I have to say something bad then it is that her voice is almost too soothing, lol. But I always like her narrations, she is great with voices and she does fantasy so well


Twenty-five years ago, five heroes risked their lives to defeat the bone maker Eklor—a corrupt magician who created an inhuman army using animal bones. But victory came at a tragic price. Only four of the heroes survived. 

Since then, Kreya, the group’s leader, has exiled herself to a remote tower and devoted herself to one purpose: resurrecting her dead husband. But such a task requires both a cache of human bones and a sacrifice—for each day he lives, she will live one less.

She’d rather live one year with her husband than a hundred without him, but using human bones for magic is illegal in Vos. The dead are burned—as are any bone workers who violate the law. Yet Kreya knows where she can find the bones she needs: the battlefield where her husband and countless others lost their lives.

But defying the laws of the land exposes a terrible possibility. Maybe the dead don’t rest in peace after all.  

Five warriors—one broken, one gone soft, one pursuing a simple life, one stuck in the past, and one who should be dead. Their story should have been finished. But evil doesn’t stop just because someone once said, “the end.”


  1. This is definitely something unique -- especially with her quasi necromancy abilities.

  2. Bummer for Kreya. What a situation. I hope there's a HEA for her in the end.

  3. This sound interesting and bit different.

  4. She is such a great author! I don't know why I haven't picked up more of her books. Great review!

  5. Yay, my heart was singing with joy when I saw you liked this. I really enjoyed this book too!

  6. I've been wanting to try her books.

  7. This sounds good. I don't have a contact at HarperAudio. I need to fix that! They have some good releases.

  8. Yes, that is an interesting place to pick up a story- after the battle. I'm curious about her bone magic and bringing back her husband.

  9. The magic in this book sounds really interesting. I will have to keep this one in mind.



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