The Iron Crown lives up to the hype. It reminds me of the epic fantasy novels that I grew up with. The magic is intriguing and creates a world that is fascinating to discover as the pages rapidly turn. It is engaging, exciting, and many other things. It also has a unique take on dragons that makes it a lot of fun to read and to figure out how it all works out in the grand scheme of things. The characters are beautifully flawed, with each having a weakness to either overcome or succumb to.
Overall, this is a series that has me invested in every way that it can. I look forward to more bloody conflicts, political intrigues, and seeing how Othrun continues to develop. This is a series that will keep you thinking about it at all times of the day or night. I felt the shock of what had happened and I keep thinking about it, even after finishing it days ago. If you haven’t read what has happened to the Atalanteans, you should.
The Pariah is a good outlaw tale, full of brutal and bloody violence, and an overall tale of discovery. It is exciting and has a lot of hints of what could be expected in future installments. There is a lot of enjoyment, with a writing prose that is expertly crafted, making for an easy read.
Solace Lost by Michael Sliter is a grimdark diamond in the rough that I’m surprised I don’t see more people talking about.
Brilliant writing that will leave you thinking about what just happened and what is to come in all of the right ways. I highly recommend this novel for those with ties to Irish history as well as to those who want a great novel with amazing strong female POVs. This is a novel that will resonate with many different types of readers, leaving a taste that will make them crave for more of this series. I eagerly look forward to where it will go.
The Lore of Prometheus is an urban fantasy military thriller — think Myke Cole’s Shadow Ops by way of Blake Crouch. It has been very well received and has even won 2020’s inaugural Book Bloggers Novel of the Year Award. I will be honest and say that this is a little outside of my typical reading wheelhouse, but I still found it to be quite an enjoyable read.