Friday, 17 August 2018

Darksoul by Anna Stephens - A Review

Coming to the second book in a series can often be a daunting experience for a reviewer. When the first book (in this point Godblind) was more than a bit special then it can become even more so. Thankfully, in this case, there was nothing to worry about.

Godblind put a lot of the characters in a similar area, in or around the city of Rilporin. The invaders want in, the defenders want to keep their city and survive. And the Gods are getting involved...

This is Grimdark as it should be. The characters are really put through the wringer (as, to be honest, so is the reader), the pace never really lets up from page 1 and there certainly came several points where I thought "She's not going to do that" (she did though!!).

Anna Stephens has done a cracking job again and I really am looking forward to seeing how this finishes in book 3.

Also, a nod to Sophie E Tallis for another excellent map.

A cracking sequel and certainly a contender for book of the year for me


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