In Solitude’s Shadow by David Green
Empire of Ruin #1
An army is at the gates of Haltveldt, a nation built on war, and nothing is as it seems.
Calene Alpenwood, a powerful warrior-mage gifted with the Spark, makes a shocking discovery that sets into motion events that put her at odds with the very masters she serves. Reuniting with her mother Zanna, a woman banished after a terrible crime, they team up with unlikely allies as they attempt to save the fortress of Solitude from destruction.
One thing’s for certain; ruin approaches if Solitude falls and life will never be the same when The Banished return.
What I thought
I received a copy of this book from the Author and R&R Book Tours, for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
When I picked up this book I just thought It would be a fun read and something about that cover just called out to me. This isn’t a very long book, it’s only 172 pages, so I did not expect what I got. Before I continue I am going to point out that this book is only 172 pages. Why is that important…well…I have read books that were over 600 pages that could not accomplish all that this author did in that limited amount of pages.
This book feels like an epic fantasy. I felt like I was reading a much larger book than I was and I am simply amazed at all that the author was able to accomplish. Everything was so fleshed out and the stakes were so high. I am so invested and can not wait for the next one to come out.
This is a multiple POV story and I loved the characters and the politics of this world. I really loved how all of the POV’s came together towards the end of this first book. I can not wait to see how the second book is set up.
My Rating: /5
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