It was fun meeting the next Horseman of the Apocalypse, War and his intern, Katrina as they team up with the crew at Reepers to find a missing princess before time runs out and a war between Vampires and Elven breaks out.
I feel like the character, War, could have been filled out a little more. I didn’t get much on him but I loved his intern’s fresh perspective as she has worked for War for many, many generations and the connection to Bob was touching as well.
I love the surprises that always come with Isis’ missions. It’s great how she is still shocked when bigger and better equipment roll out for her use. There is no end to the supplies that Constantine and Bartholomew can get their little paws/hands on!
All in all, I just really enjoy these adventures with Isis and the enlarged again, group at Reepers. The endings are pretty predictable but it’s the only way you would want to see it go, because then, there will be another story. (That’s my logic anyway.) This one has a bit of a surprise for Isis in the end.
I give this book a 5 star rating because the cover art is great, the story is very interesting and fun to read and the characters are original and very easy to fall into rhythm with. This story is for folks who, like me, love a great fantasy series. Once you read the first one, you just want more. I want more Isis and the crew and the kinds of adventures that being Death’s Intern will bring.
I’m now just waiting to start the 4th book in the series where we will meet Famine. Should be interesting!
I would highly recommend this book if you want to know the history of the different parties and their contribution or lack thereof to the betterment of America. This obviously is not a book for pleasure reading, but is for learning and advancement of knowledge. It is a very insightful book about how the parties have aligned themselves over 100 years, and how the parties are still progressing and reinventing themselves. I give this a 5 for how informative, factual and concise it is.
There are so many characters throughout the story, and all of them are well developed and relatable on some level. The queen who rules a kingdom that is divided by malice and bigotry. Her older brother whose chance at the throne was dashed as soon as the queen was born – elf law stating the eldest daughter of the crown would inherit the kingdom – seeking what he feels is rightfully his. The princess who wants nothing to do with the crown, but whose destiny pushes her toward a greatness her world has never seen. And many more key players who will help the princess become who she is meant to be.
The story is a grand one, set in a world with a rich history developed by the author. With enemies on multiple fronts, the realm of South March stands on the brink of war and chaos. The author keeps the plot moving with action and discovery, though occasionally there is a lag in the action as the personal experiences of some of the characters distracts from the overall storytelling.
Rich with colorful characters, compelling action, and a world-altering plot, I would recommend this book to fans of fantasy adventure and magical tales.
The author does a great job setting a scene, and his dry humor and often sarcastic tone make the stories come to life. At times, the number of grammatical errors becomes slightly distracting, but does not take away from the heart of the narrative. As the author jumps around in time, though, there are stories that turn into stories within stories. He starts out with one thought, which reminds him of another thing, which leads to a third story – without ever having gotten to the point of the initial thought. They do eventually come back around, and a sense of conclusion is achieved.
Overall, the book is poignant, the stories are entertaining, and the spirit of the woman at its center is inspiring. To have endured so much hardship, and still have the passion for life that she had, really makes one think about what they are contributing to their world. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy memoirs, stories of generational trauma and how the effects are seen from generation to generation, and any child who has experience with a parent whose personality was just too big for one body.