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Review of the Skyweaver (Iskari #3) by Kristen Ciccarelli

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Release Date: 12th November 2019

Publisher: Gollancz

Genre: YA Fantasy

Review Copy: Yes

Blog Tour: Sky Weaver Blog Tour organised by Gollancz


At the end of one world, there always lies another.

Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard—helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled nation.

Eris, a deadly pirate, has no such conviction. Known as the Death Dancer for her ability to evade even the most determined of pursuers, she possesses a superhuman power to move between worlds.

When one can roam from dimension to dimension, can one ever be home? Can love and loyalty truly exist?

Now Safire and Eris—sworn enemies—find themselves on a common mission: to find Asha, the last Namsara. From the port city of Darmoor to the fabled faraway Star Isles, their search and their stories become woven ever more tightly together as they discover the uncertain fate they’re hurtling towards may just be a shared one. In this world—and the next.

My Review: (Warning contains minor spoilers)

Note: I have not read the first and second books, so I am reviewing this as a standalone.

This book was very emotional for me. I felt as if this was a very good conclusion to a series. The best parts were the fight scenes and the dragons. Sorrow is one of my favorite characters. I wish he had been more used in this novel.

With Jemsin and Kor, I did feel they were also under-used in the latter parts of the novel. I would have liked to seen them come to their punishments as they deserve. They were effective as villains, and Kor was a character that no one would like. I would have liked to seen some more scenes of his cunning.

The use of flashbacks and the viewpoints contrasting between Safire and Eris were also a great way to get into the novel. So even if you haven’t read the first and second, you can easily get into this book.

This novel had some very striking scenes, that had an emotional impact. I feel this novel was written by someone who understands the struggles of the world and wrote this novel as something hopeful.

I feel like writing anymore would make want to spoil, so I’ll stop here. I feel the writing, the novel, everything about this was great. Thank you to Kate Moreton for sending me this book.

Rating: 5/5.

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Amazon: Currently in submission process

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The Medjay of Fayium is a book blogger reviewing sci-fi and fantasy. He reviews fantasy set elsewhere from Medieval Europe, and is a keen gaming youtuber, and reviews video games and TV shows. I particuarly look to fantasy that pertians to Ancient India, Mughal India, Tang China, Medieval Africa, Medieval Japan and Native American Inspired fantasy. I review YA, Paranormal, alternate hisory. My goal is to give readers that are tired of reading the same setting in fantasy something unique. I love Medieval fantasy, but I want some more exciting. I especially love Historical Fiction and love the Crusades, Ancient Rome/Greece and the Classical World, and the Bronze Age. Egypt and the Hitties are my most favorite periods.

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