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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Trampling in the Land of Woe is a work of fiction in the dark fantasy, adventure, and thriller sub-genres, and was penned by author William Galaini as the opening novel to the Hellbound series. The work is intended for the mature adult reading audience and contains explicit language throughout, graphic violence, and moderate closed-door sexual references. We find ourselves in a hellishly fantastic version of the Nine Circles, where myth, legend, and religiosity all get a gorgeous steampunk twist. We find ourselves following the footsteps of Hephaestion as he battles the underworld to rescue his lover, Alexander the Great, from Hell’s darkest torments. What results is a very engrossing dark fantasy tale that is sure to keep readers turning the pages from cover to cover.
Author William Galaini has crafted a superb work of religious fantasy fiction with plenty of interesting twists, steampunk stylings, and high-octane action moments to offer its readers. This is a work that holds both style and substance, balancing the lore and dangers of this newly imagined industrial hellscape against the emotive central focus of the novel, and the journey of protagonist Hephaestion to rescue the man he loves. What results is a well-planned, well-plotted, and cinematically written exploration of many interesting concepts, which also has a fiercely beating heart and a very relatable personal story at its burning core. Overall, I would highly recommend Trampling in the Land of Woe to fans of genre-bending books, clever reimaginings of the Inferno, and for dark fantasy enthusiasts everywhere.