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– The Shadows of Grace ( Fantasy Book Review ) –

  • Noah
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  • September 7th, 2017
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The Shadows of Grace book cover5 / 5 ★★★★★ “A masterpiece, Dalglish leaves very little to be desired in this outstanding book.”

This entire book was one big thrilling adventure, I thoroughly enjoyed Dalglish’s writing I think this book is a great representation of Dalglish’s improvement as a writer, the characters feel more developed the dialogue felt much more fluid and the pacing felt much better than it had previously on the whole this book felt much stronger than the previous instalments. Personally, I found that I really enjoyed the story of this book, I love the way that Dalglish plays with expectations, whether it’s with the characters themselves or the surprises within the story itself, I loved how everything within this book felt much more complex, it felt as though there was nothing Dalglish would not put his characters, or even us through which really helped to make the story much more immersive and fun to read.I still very much like the world of Dezrel, it was nice to learn some more of the lore through both new characters and the events of this book, it helped to add more context for those who haven’t read some of Dalglish’s other works, I found that while the world itself isn’t too complex in terms of design, it is able to fit exactly what is needed in this story and works well to really add more complexities to the story.

I really enjoyed the characters in this book, the plight of all of the main characters picking up from the story of the previous book felt very real, I always felt invested in the fate of my favourite characters due to Dalglish’s tendency to remove them from the story. I felt that the half-orcs in particular were written very well, their emotions felt very real, the grief due to the events of the previous books was a real anchor for the characters it was a defining feature that really helped to bring them to life. I was happy to see the roster of characters expand yet again, we are now long past having 5 named characters, as it felt in the first book of this series, the development of new characters also felt much better during this book, I felt there was more time put in to learning about new characters before they made story altering decisions.

There is an abundance of action in this book and it was very well written, much of what I disliked with the last book was solved in this book, there was much more diversity in both the style of the fights and in the description of it. All in all, I found that The Shadows of Grace was a superb book, I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the book, from the characters to the storytelling itself it was a great read, it was a beautiful work of fantasy and most definitely worth reading if you liked the series.

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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