Wednesday 8 November 2023

Book Review: Remnants of Filth Vol. 2 by Rou Bao Bu Chi Rou (BL Fantasy)

Title: Remnants of Filth Vol. 2
Author: Rou Bao Bu Chi Rou
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
Publication Date: 10 October 2023
Pages: 396
Format: Paperback
Genre: BL Fantasy
Source: Bought Copy


As the case of the murders in the capital comes to a close, Mo Xi takes custody of Gu Mang, the traitor who was once his lover. With his betrayer now firmly in his grasp, Mo Xi believes he can manipulate Gu Mang into revealing the hidden secrets within his broken mind. Yet one question continues to haunt Mo Xi: Is Gu Mang pretending, or has he truly forgotten everything?

Tortured by specters of the past and bound by demands of the present, Mo Xi begins to lose hope of ever gaining the satisfaction he craves. But when Gu Mang’s memories finally do surface, what–or who–will he remember?


It took me a couple of chapters to recall what had happened in book one and get back up to speed with the story when I started this second volume of Remnants of Filth. But once the book and I were on the same page again, I enjoyed the continuation of the story, which included some new and interesting background information on Gu Mang and Mo Xi's shared past. When I reached the final chapter, I remained keen to discover what would happen next, so I look forward to volume three in the new year. We got to experience a little more heat between the two main characters in this volume too, which worked well. I am giving it 4.5 stars.

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