This is a book that will sit in a readers mind for a very long time. There are a number of people who Mr. Ardalan could be compared to, but I believe he has set a mark that makes him stand alone, a true defining moment. It is beautiful, it is jaw dropping, it is a book that will have many talking and thinking even after reading the final words. I eagerly await the second installment, though I will visit this world again with a reread, just so that I can once again become immersed in this beautifully dark world.
Solace Lost by Michael Sliter is a grimdark diamond in the rough that I’m surprised I don’t see more people talking about.
We Are The Dead is a dark, action packed ride. The action starts early and does not let up through the entire book. No one is safe and you can feel the terror and hopelessness seeping off of the pages. That emotion is prevalent and is evident in the lives of the characters as they attempt to secure their freedom. I found that the pages would fly, becoming totally immersed in the lives of the characters and their fight against their enemies. There are times that the violence or situation made me physically cringe, the description so well done
An Alliance of Enemies is a dark book that will make a person ponder on their actions in our own world. It tells a tale of dwarves and elves as their societies have merged since the war has ended. It shows a dark reality of how injustices are frequently doled out.
It has taken me a while to compose myself long enough to sit down and write this review. There is so much that I could say about Legacy of the Brightwash, so many things that I absolutely adored, and it’s not often that I am moved to silence by something. Krystle Matar has written something truly magical, a tour de force of character building which makes me yearn to be in her world, if only to meet Tashué and crew personally.