Unwrapped Sky (Caeli-Amur #1) by Rjurik Davidson
This is by far one of the best books I’ve read in 2016 ! After reading the Broken Empire series I had a hard time to get back into fantasy because I had a feeling everything felt the same but this book was great! Absolutely genius for me!
This story follows three characters Kata, Maximillian and Boris, all three are living in a city called Cali-Amur and are taking parts in a series of events that are going to change the city. This is as much un-spoiler-y as this review can get xD.
Okay I will start this review by the first point which made me squeal on my chair when I read it: MINOTAURS! (As you can probably can tell by the drawings xD)Finally a fantasy series with these mythical creatures! I think they are not enough used in series. And I also took off a star in my review because I thought there was not enough on them inside but a little birdie called curiosity told me that there was more in the second book.
Besides minotaurs, the lore is quite interesting we have a mysterious sunken city, creeping creatures that are trying to control humans and others. The city is divided between houses and professions. The magic system remains kind of blurry at the end of this first book, the magicians are called “thaumaturgists” and in my head they are a bit like alchemists although there powers are not really explained except that they have spells and books at the origin.
The world building was great too, I love when you just jump into it and discover everything a bit like the Doctor does xD.
I am not going to say too much on the characters because it will be hard without a spoiler. But if you love fantasy YOU HAVE TO GO READ IT! It’s great and you won’t regret it!
Hey guys! Hope you all had a great start in 2017! Reviews are back weekly! See you next week and take care 😉
Broken Empire series by Mark Lawrence
Prince of Thorn : 5 stars
King of Thorns: 4 stars
Emperor of Thorns: 5 stars
Series rating: 4,5 stars
I fell in love with this series in 2016! It was really my favourite discovery. There are so many good things in these books that I could ramble about it for an hour but I will keep it short and without any spoilers and encourage you to go discover it by yourself.
The series follow Jorg of Ancrath the heir to the throne of Ancrath who saw his little brother and his mother being assassinated in front of his eyes while he was caught in a thorn bush. Following to this event Jorg left the castle with a band of criminals called the Brotherhood. But sixteen-year-old Jorg wants to get back his princely position and avenge his family.
First I thought this was your typical revenge plot but what was really fascinating was the character of Jorg. Okay, I admit I may have had a book crush on him. But he is really the type of character I love, he is not good (well not paragon if you’re used to gaming language xD) he is cynical, dark and his opinions are very interesting. He also knows that he is not good and that his world is not a great one. He seems hyper aware of everything even if he sometimes seems to act carelessly. He does have a complex division inside him that is embodied by his two “love interests” if I may call them as such : Katherine and Miana. I will not dwell too much on them because this is spoiler-y.
To get back on the plot, it is quite a common fantasy trope yet the plot twists are well written and keeps the reader’s interest (OMG THE ENDING!). And I did cry at the end so that means it was great!
The downside of the series is the magic system/ technology. It remains a bit blurry throughout the entire development, even if you learn more about it in the third book, yet I would have liked to see more about it.
Ho, one small advice :don’t get attached to the characters, it’s not Game of Throne like but still.
Now, GO READ IT NOW!!!!
That’s it for today’s review, the first of 2017!!!! Also I will now have reviews weekly probably on mondays so see you next week!