Thank you very much to the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
This was a tough review for me to write, because there is clearly a lot of imagination and a lot of passion that went into this novella. Unfortunately, the story just didn't hold my attention.
Well, I may be posting this review waaaaaaay later than I intended, but at least I can say that Spellbreaker is certainly worth the wait.
I was really excited to start this book when I picked it up, and the summary sounded so tense and full of intrigue and drama. Unfortunately, things are rarely as good as we build them up to be in our heads.
It’s rare that I find a book I don't like - as you might be able to tell from previous reviews - but it’s even rarer for me to find a story that I want to read again, and again, and again! And Stormdancer is absolutely the latter.
I may have been introduced to Mark Lawrence in spectacular, brutal fashion with his Broken Empire trilogy, but Red Sister proves that the man can create truly compelling, emotionally gripping stories - and he doesn’t need shock value to keep his readers hooked.
This book was really, really hyped up for me. I heard all about how incredible it was, even before I managed to get my hands on a copy, and that made me nervous...
Hey, remember my review of the first book in this series? When I said it had some interesting worldbuilding, but was ultimately a pretty dull story with no compelling characters or stakes to carry it? Remember when I basically called it a boring read and wasn’t super thrilled about reading the rest of the series? Well take all that nonsense and chuck it right out the nearest window! Because this series just shattered all my expectations.