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– The Prison of Angels ( Fantasy Book Review ) –

  • Noah
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  • September 11th, 2017
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5 / 5 ★★★★★ “A great start to a new story, an interesting premise, and the same brilliant characters”

I find it very hard to express how happy I am that this book was made, I loved the first 5 books of this series and I really did feel that Dalglish’s writing just kept getting stronger and by the end of the series it was superb and so I was incredibly happy to see him return to this series and continue the story of the half-orcs. This book is set 5 years following the end of book 5, I think this was needed both for the story to work and for the reader to show the change in the characters in that time, the premise of this book was great, it starts to answer the exact questions I was asking at the end of book 5, the story is set around the question of, what is the role of the angels when they don’t have anyone to fight? I loved this, I really did feel that it helped Dalglish show off his story writing, rather than just focusing on how one action sequence could lead straight into the next, I feel he did the story really well, it was full of surprises and mysteries, which I had sometimes felt were missing from the previous books, again this made me enjoy the book even more.

I loved the character work in this book, along with his improvement in story writing, I also felt that the character work was much stronger, side characters felt much more genuine, I felt that they were at least explained before they had involvements in the story unlike some characters in books 1 and 2, they were also much more interesting, they had their own motivations and plots which really helped to add depth to the book as a whole. As always the half orcs were incredibly well written, Dalglish really made them feel real, they were very obviously defined by their experiences in the previous books this really helped to both set this book apart from the first 5 books but also due to the call-backs, make it feel like a continuation, I felt this was very good writing by Dalglish as again it helped to add complexity to his book.

The world of Dezrel is really great and even though Dalglish has already written over 15 books set in this world, he always manages to reveal a new facet of it in each new book, it was nice to see him be able to bring in places that he had only mentioned in previous books and introduce concepts that are new to the reader. Even as he revealed new places to me he also very made me ask me ask new questions about new places, again something I feel is a real achievement considering the amount of books that he has written in this world at this point it is nice to still be surprised by the world itself.

All in all, I found that I really did enjoy this book, the character work was strong, the world was intriguing and the story was brilliant, it was a great book that has led me straight into the next one, I would definitely recommend both it and the series as a whole as it only seems to be getting better.

Did you enjoy the book? Tell me why or why not below.

If you haven’t read it and wish to you can find it here.

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