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- ASIN : B082DM7FX3
- Publication date : March 18, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 3115 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 235 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #315,745 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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They both end up looking for Njal, even though Idun knows it’s the end of her dream of being a mage. Despite initial mistrust, the women realize they need to work together. They each use their strengths to try to rescue Njal. Of course, as in all adventure novels, things and people are not what they seem nor do events go smoothly. That creates an exciting and dangerous adventure, followed by some revelations and a cute romance amid more misunderstandings. It’s a fun adventure story and I hope to read more about Idun and Liss.
I received an ARC for an honest review.
Book 1 introduces the main characters of Liss, a sellsword, and Idun, an apprentice mage, and switches perspective between them for the rest of the series. The story flows well, and really gets going after the kidnapping of Idun’s friend, the giant Njal. This leads to the fateful (and amusing) meeting of the two leads and a climactic confrontation at the end. 4.5 stars
Why did I like this series?
1. Liss and Idun are wonderful, fleshed-out characters, each with their own troubles and strengths. Their interactions and relationship were a continuous source of enjoyment. The romance is heartwarming, lasting, and nicely done.
2. Side characters and character interactions. Each book introduces important side characters that have or come to have warm friendships and fun interactions with the leads and each other. I liked that many of these characters became regulars and played important roles throughout the series.
3. The world. I loved this. The author has created a setting both historically familiar, yet fantastic. I would describe it as an alternate Earth. On the one hand, it feels like medieval Scandinavia. There are Jarls, longhouses and longships, long, snowy winters, an Althing, swords, and more. However, that historical world is enhanced by the fantastic: magic, giants, elves, goblins, references to Norse gods, and such. The blending of the mundane and the magical or the tension between them is a persistent theme.
4. A satisfying blend of adventure, mystery solving, action, and character interaction.
A fifth book is in the works and I am looking forward to it.
Ford introduces a brand new series in "Bone Traders: Sellswords & Spellweavers, Book 1"
The author does a fantastic job, as usual, of world building and character development while they weave a tapestry of a tale balancing exposition and action.
Q: Will Idun be able to keep studying at the University?
Q: Will Idun be able to rescue her friend?
Q: Who is behind the kidnappings of the giants?
A: Grab this book and find out!
I highly recommend this entertaining page turner and I look forward to more books in the series to come.
In the interest of transparency: I was given a review copy of this book and I am voluntarily sharing this review.
It is my own honest opinion.
This is book one of this series.
This is something of a high fantasy story with magic and fantastic races, but it is also more than that. These things are just the background, albeit and very well detailed and put together world, in which our characters interact. The characters are the stars of the show and they are stars indeed. Well crafted with good back stories that grow over time, I really enjoyed them one and all. Our two heroines are front and center and I enjoyed their banter along the journey. I am definitely looking forward to seeing more of them in future books.
I received an ARC from StoryOrigin for review purposes.