Book Review: The Bones of the Past

The Bones of the Past
By Craig A. Munro
520 pages • ISBN 978-1-942645-33-7

The Bones of the Past follows a broad and eclectic cast of characters as their stories intertwine and shape the future of their world. In the opening chapters readers will meet: Maura, who finds herself desperately fighting to save her home as war comes to her city; Nail, a girl changed into something “other” and on the hunt for human souls; Salt, a sailor who gives up the seas and takes up a sword; and also Carver, the last living master of the magic known as Fleshcarving.

Munro's work is a great piece of dark fantasy and journeys, written in a fluid way to always have the reader to the expectation of a surprise, a drastic change or unexpected happenings.

Craig A. Munro is a storyteller. Munro has worked in a variety of fields, including government, language instruction, tech blogging, and construction. All while completing a couple of years of med school at the University of Nice and eventually earning a BSc from the University of Ottawa (yes, in that order). He has lived in countries across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East and has recently returned to Ottawa, Canada where he pushes paper for the federal government. The Bones of the Past is his first novel.

If you are interested in interacting with Craig A. Munro and his work, do not miss the upcoming launch event in Ottawa at Chapters Rideau Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.