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"Breaking Chaos is the payoff we've been waiting for... a cathartic release of all the angst and terror and scheming plots and secret vendettas, all tightly woven into a massively entertaining conclusion that far surpassed my expectations."
- Adam Weller, Fantasy Book Review
"Breaking Chaos is the brutal, climatic ending to one of the finest dark fantasy trilogies in recent memory. If you haven't read the previous entries in the series, do yourself a solid - get them!"
"Galley's descriptive prose is simplistically beautiful."
- Fantasy Faction
"There's serious grounds here for building something spectacular."
- Emma Davis, Fantasy Book Review
"To say that the concept of Chasing Graves is grimdark would be an understatement... The world building is fantastic and reminiscent of Michael Moorcock's Elric series."
- Grimdark Magazine
"Chasing Graves might well be one of the best releases not only for December but for the entirety of 2018."
"The writing was smooth, fluid and beautiful at times. It never failed to create an awesome atmosphere. 90/100."
- The Weatherwax Report--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07NYMVMDV
- Publisher : BenGalley.com; 1st edition (March 14, 2019)
- Publication date : March 14, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 4306 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 420 pages
- Lending : Enabled
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Top reviews from the United States
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There is one major spoiler in this review, but I don't see any way around it. Our protagonist, a not-so-humble locksmith/thief, dies in the opening pages of book one. As if that were not unfortunate enough, he has died in a culture that enslaves the ghosts of its dead. So, essentially this character, a sort of Everyman named Caltro Basalt, spends the series looking for freedom and justice. Along the way, he makes some terrible enemies and a few very unlikely allies, one of whom is a talking sword he calls Pointy.
There are some fantastically strong female characters -- even a co-protagonist -- characters of both brawn and brain who are every bit as interesting as our hero. And the villains? Well, forgive my saying so, but they're to die for. At least everyone around them thinks so.
The series features excellent and varied action and even a healthy dose of humor. I also really enjoyed the North-African vibe to the world. Sometimes it's nice to get out of those vast European forest environments.
Anyway, I loved every book in this series. Bravo!
Meanwhile, Nilith has finally made it to Araxes across the brutal dunes, only to find that the Nyx river, the water needed to bind the dead, is drying up. Enemies she made on her journey are still chasing her, and it’s become a race to the end of her quest.
Sisine and her efforts to be the emperess-in-more-than-waiting is being met by defiance of the council of sereks, and more than ever she needs to get her father the emperor out of his sanctuary. Because he’s a crap emperor and she could do better, of course!
And the mysterious Church of Sesh is planning and plotting in the background… but what is it that they are plotting towards? Dun Dun DUNNNNNN.
So, fun times & shenanigans! :D
I’ve really loved how fast paced and fun this series has been. It’s dark, when it needs to be. There’s all kinds of gruesome murder and what have you. I mean the entire premise of the thing includes a great deal of death in various forms, but it never takes itself entirely seriously, and that is what has made the whole story such a winner for me. Even the informational quotes at the beginning of chapters have a few laughs in them.
The writing was immersive and descriptive, with imagery that sometimes made my eyes widen with a bit of awe at the comparison. That said, I never found it overly descriptive, or to the point where it was boring or just gross. But using the image of a pomegranate thrown against a boulder as a simile for… well, something much grosser than that, was brilliant use of language. At least… I thought so. I can imagine the city of Araxes and its many denizens fairly well.
I love Caltro, and have loved him through this entire journey. He is snarky and usually has a comeback for anyone, no matter how above his station they may be, and he has the confidence he needs to be what he is. He is the best locksmith in the entire Reaches, damn it, and that makes him important! I also really liked Nilith. I wasn’t sure in the beginning of the series what I thought of her, but by the end of it, I was on Team Nilith 100%. She is snarky and full of wit at times too, and despite how arduous her journey has been, she’s never given up. Krass by name and crass by nature, these two were foul-mouthed and snarky enough for me to latch right onto.
Things wrapped up in an entertaining way, leaving me satisfied with the conclusion, but the hope that, perhaps one day, something else in this world will come forth. There’s room for more, under different circumstances perhaps, but room for more nonetheless!
All told, this was a very entertaining world to read about, with the idea of being bound as a ghost and a slave after death really, really well thought out and well executed. I had a great time with this series, and this final book was no exception!
Thanks to the author for the review copy!
Top reviews from other countries
My main criticism is that people dragged their feet plot wise over the 3 books and at most, it’s a two book story.
Engaging and interesting though.