MY RATING: ★★★★/ 5
Emerald hills and ice blue lochs, bordered by Nørds raiders and the haughty monarchs of South Angle, each dynasty eager to seize lands weakened by a civil war in which a usurper has risen to seize the cloven throne.
Meet Six Of Crows and Lord of The Rings, my friends 😀 It was so mesmerizing to being able to read once again, a novel from one of my favourite author (that I’m happy to call friend !) I’ve praised Luke Taylor prose before in his novel The Quiet Kill , a psychological thriller. He came back this time with a total different genre. A prose that was elegantly displaying in a psychological but when turns into fantasy, I find a little too much. That’s the reason why I removed a star from my rating. Some people will find this extremely beautiful to read and enjoy, but personally when there’s an excessive descriptions I just find it confusing as it takes away from the main story.
Despite the huge number of characters, they manage to all have development and depth which I find amazing. Their dynamism and changing POV’s make us appreciate their connections even more. I definitely had a more interest in Aerlyn and Niles, two badass characters.
Morgance, Faer Princess of the Night.
And by her side, the fearsome Ultan Skölhammer, sworn Guardian of the Crown.
But Rhoswen, rightful heir to the throne, princess in exile, leads a final uprising from the depths of the forest, an uprising that twists together the lives of the most unlikely companions.
A notorious thief accused of a crime she did not commit.
A Baird apprentice searching for the meaning of life.
A pair of brothers who can’t seem to stay out of trouble.
And a gypsy bound to the ancient artifact known only as the Vault of Dreams.
The plot is the popular hero’s journey fantasy type which you won’t be disappointed for the world building is astonishing and the obstacles creatively challenging. The 8 character’s lives and events will intertwine and I was faced with awe when I realized the real story behind it. Every even in the novel had a purpose, like seeing a puzzle taking place and assemble in front of your eyes.
Again, big thank you to Luke Taylor for giving me a free copy of this book for review! 🙂 And so sorry how long it took for me to post it T_T