Ignatius and the Swords of Nostaw by D. A. MucciPublished by St. Barts PublishingPublished October 19, 2021I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review The towering stone Castle Maol, the unrivaled seat of power in the Kingdom of Skye, sat inland almost bereft of life. Once known for its inspirational… Continue reading Ignatius and the Swords of Nostaw
Almost right from page 1, I was hooked. The writing in this, did something I had not experienced in a long time. I picked it up and did not want to stop. I had a hard time finding "good places" to stop for the night, or before going to start my work day, and all too often, had to put it down desperate to know what was about to happen. I became slightly more productive at work because I was so focused on getting what I needed to done, because I wanted to get back to the story as quickly as possible.
Oh my goodness! The writing! The characters! The descriptions! I couldn't get through this fast enough. I loved this book!
Nope, just nope. I couldn't finish the book. I managed 75%, and I dragged myself for most of that. The most exciting part of this book was the prologue.
Queen Evie has been playing the long game with the King's sister, a sister who he doesn't acknowledge and isn't even really considered a royal because she is a bastard. The conclusion to this long game, is one I saw as a possibility and I think Evie even mentions it a few times in the books, but the way it played out was, mwah, fantisimo!
After a while, this book totally had my attention. After listening to Lirael, I had to wonder if she would accept she was the Abhorsen. This curiosity kept me reading, but additionally wondering if the attack would be stopped.
This is the first book of Riyria Revelations and contains two stories to this great series. I loved the action, the writing, the character development, everything about this book is glorious. I totally see myself re-reading this in the future; multiple times.
I very much enjoyed this story. I was just swept away by what was happening to Evie and those around her, while also at key times was very much worried for her. Even though she's the main character and we know she will survive, the fact of her survival being very likely completely left my mind.
Kate is investigating a magical being who has apparently become a Mary. Similar to Typhoid Mary, this is a person who has been infected and spread the virus. This investigation gets difficult, and is not made easier by the tension between her and the Beast Lord, and is further complicated by her employment by the Order.
Not going to lie, I had some trouble with this one. I think it may have been a bit overhyped. For the hype it received, I was expecting more.