Shadow of the Skytree by K.J. Taylor
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The reserved elf Lyell Blackfletch is an ambassador for his people – and the holder of a dark secret. Plague is spreading among the human race, with the fire-loving dwarves already driven to the edge of extinction. Only the human Fiorella is close to finding a cure for the sickness, and with her death it is up to her friend Lavender the gnome to deliver it to her people in the steam-powered city of Vaporcitta.
Naïve but rebellious, Lavender chooses to place her trust in Lyell – but is her confidence in the cold-hearted elf misplaced? With the cure stolen and a secret genocide uncovered, they must both make a choice – but it may already be too late.
What I thought
This book was received from the Author/Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I was super excited when Odyssey Books reached out to me about this book. Who doesn’t love a good fantasy novel? Oh, and it’s a standalone, at least as far as I can tell. In this story, you have 5 races and they are all in danger of becoming extinct.
This is a really good book if you are just getting into fantasy. Even though this is a story dealing with five races it was a very easy read. It is very impressive what the author does in only 244 pages. I understood the world and could follow what was going on even with them moving about so much. With that being said this story is very surface level so if you are expecting this to be a deep fantasy novel then you will not get what you are looking for. I felt that this was a great change from what I am used to and was able to read this book at a quicker pace.
The ending is wrapped up nicely but there is still room if she wanted to continue in this world.
All in all, if you want an easy/fun fantasy or you are looking to try out fantasy this is a good book to pick up.
My Rating: /5