Desperate to delay an impending attack by the indigenous people of Xidda, Tau and his queen craft a dangerous plan. If Tau succeeds, the queen will have the time she needs to assemble her forces and launch an all-out assault on her own capital city, where her sister is being propped up as the ‘true’ Queen of the Omehi.
If the city can be taken, if Tsiora can reclaim her throne and reunite her people, then the Omehi might have a chance to survive the coming onslaught.
- Graphic violence
- Depictions of death, loss, and grief
- Depictions of PTSD and other mental health issues
- Depictions of suicide/suicidal behavior
- Depictions of chronic pain/suffering
I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher and Caffeine Book Tours as a part of my participation in this tour. Read to the end of this post for information about a giveaway and links other posts that are a part of this tour. This is a review of a sequel and may contain spoilers for the first books.
When I went into the first book The Rage Of Dragons it was not what I expected, it was so much more. As was this book.
Evan Winter creates a brilliant world, people and history that one can’t help be drawn to. The story draws readers in and holds their attention and until the very end, and then leaves them wanting more.
Tau the main character, though not good in terms of morality, takes hold of readers allegiance with his drive, his need for revenge and justice. While his character isn’t one written to be lovable, he was written to be rooted for. I don’t know what it says about me that I fell in love with Tau’s character anyway. The other characters in this books was interesting and had their most driving traits that one could latch onto.
I particularly enjoyed the fight scenes in the book, they were written so well I felt like I could recreate each step, each thrust. That’s not to say the rest of the book wasn’t written just as well. I could feel every emotion, hear every thought and see every scene.
The fantasy elements were equally as intriguing, as enjoyable and while it cannot be separated from the story in any way as it makes up key elements of the story, it can be enjoyed on its own, outside of the other element of the story.
While I was invested in the story of the book, I also became just as invested in the history of the world. I wanted to know more just as Tau did. The history was weaved so well into the story that one couldn’t enjoy one aspect without enjoy the other. The history as well as the delivery itself added another element to the story.
I can’t wait to read the next installment of this series.
That’s All I Got, Danielle.
For this tour, we are giving away one (1) finished copy of The Rage of Dragons and one (1) finished copy of The Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter! Both books will go to one winner.
This giveaway is open worldwide. It will be accepting entries until 11 November 2020 (12:00 AM, Philippine time).
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