The Soul of the World by Joshua Silverman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Overall rating based on plot, characters and writing
Initial thoughts - First things first, the editing for this book is close to flawless. Every word is in place and you don’t have to reread to make sure you have understood correctly. Imagination, imagination, imagination. How does he do? Silverman builds a world that makes reading this book into an experience.
Pros - I preferred the introduction more than the conclusion. It was a single line that made me perk up and go, “okay, let’s do this.” The characters are clearly defined, each brings his or her own strength to the story and there is enough twists and turns to keep the reader glued to the plot. Without reading the first book, it may feel some things are undiscovered but when you read it in sequence, these are explained and as you get to the end, little clues are left behind to what the third book may bring (I hope).
Cons - I have to wait for the next book which I hope comes fast enough.
In the end, I say - I would highly recommend the book to any fantasy reader and also to book clubs or reading groups. This series has many points which are worth discussing - these include world building, writing technique and 3D characters.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads UK Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my book review. This book review is based on my thoughts, opinion and understanding of the book. This book review does not reflect the opinion of other book club members.
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