The third book in the series The Serpent War Saga, Rage of a Demon King, is a fantastic addition that really adds the element of Magic ramped up to overdrive! This book is less about Roo and Eric and more about Pug, Nakor and Miranda. There is magic energy abundant in this book and the adventures become even more dangerous, with the possibility of the end of the world.
I have missed Pug’s part in things, and I am glad to see Tomas and him reunited yet again! Nakor has become my most favourite character in these books so far and I am totally in awe of how the author makes him so natural and yet completely supernatural all at once! Nakor ticks all the boxes in what I consider to be a top character, one of the main ones being he is hilarious! I have found myself giggling quite often over some of is “tricks”!
Overall I have really enjoyed this book as I have the entire series. I is one I would recommend to all fantasy lovers, and those of all age groups. I give this book the rating of 9.5/10 stars
Another fantastic book to the Serpent War Saga. Again I found this impossible to put down. But with this author I am not really surprised! Since returning to Krondor, Eric and Roo have received their freedom and have begun to make their lives again in the city. I found that this book both sets scene for the upcoming war and gives the characters a chance to catch their breaths after what would have been some of the most harrowing events they would have ever dealt with. Eric, now a Seargeant isn’t he army goes on to put his men together and find out what he really wants out of the company. Roo, on the other hand can’t wait to be far away from the nightmare his life had become after the death of Eric’s half brother. Instead, he keeps to his plan of making it as a merchant in the hopes of becoming rich!
As in previous books, the story is well written and full of adventure, even though it isn’t as brutal as the first book. The characters still have many different situations that test them and their morals. I have to admit that Eric and Roo remain my favourite characters in this book, and although some of their endeavours remains to be not as ethical as they could be doesn’t take from the story at all.
The storyline itself is one that reflects the humanity of these characters and makes it known that they are more than just soldiers. They have other wants and dreams, and given the chance they have the ability to become more than what they are. This gives the book a little something I had not expected in the slightest.
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the fantasy genre of all age groups. I give this book a rating of 9.5/10 stars.
This story has had me completely speechless. The last thing I had expected was to be following such amazing characters who have endeavoured on such an emotional roller coaster. I am still dumbstruck at the beginning of all as Erik and Roo become “dead men”. The way the rest of the story is entwined with these characters initial dilemmas is just phenomenal. Thus making this book one that draws readers in and doesn’t let go until the end.
I feel that this book is something that many people would enjoy. Especially readers who like to guess what will happen next and are surprised when they don’t get it right! This book really leaves you guessing.
My two favourite characters have to be Roo and Erik. Even though both are so different from one another they manage to compliment each other in some very peculiar ways. I have definitely loved following their adventure across the seas away from their home and the principality of Krondor.
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in fantasy fiction. It is well worth the read and gives a great setting for what will most spectacularly the first of a tremendous epic sage. I give this book a rating of 10/10 stars.
I am not usually one that enjoys love stories or happily ever after endings. But this book is so bitter sweet that I was quite shocked and I have found it quite outstanding. I think the whole series has been well worth the read.
The book is written in an exciting way that keeps intrigue and adventure constant. The enclave still continue their war against the clockwork army that Mortmain created. However there is much more at stake this time. Jem’s health is much more delicate of late. So much so he and Tessa decided to make their wedding date sooner. The main reason for his rapid decline being due to Jem’s overuse of the drug that was keeping him alive. Much to the devastation of his parabatai Will and the rest of the institute which had been his home for so long.
I think what really made this story unique is the love triangle between the three. Without giving too much away, the love story works out quite well. And each of them manage to find true love in the end.
Overall I found this book to be well worth reading. It is a fanatic ending to a great series. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the fight for good and evil, in a fantasy fiction skirt of way. Something a little new in an older setting. I give this book a rating of 8.5/10 stars.