Ahoy there mateys! While I did originally receive an eArc of the novel from the publisher via Edelweiss, I ended up waiting for the audio book version to come out because Tim Gerard Reynolds really does make this series better. This book is book three of the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior series. While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the first two then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . .
The First Mate and I listened to this together. I absolutely love Ashok and was delighted to get this installment. This really is the book that gets the war started and so, unlike the first two books, does seem like a bridge book. That said, the author really does know how to end books in a way that have ye itching for the next one.
I continue to love Ashok, the librarian, and the librarian’s protector. Jagdish also makes me happy. Oh and the romance in this was surprisingly sweet. The major problem was all the time in the Cove. I was annoyed every single time the story went back there. I am glad the tiger man is dead. I still think Omand is a jerk. And I can’t wait to see what Gutch gets up to next.
Much of this book is fighting and traveling for fighting so the plot already feels blurry in me noggin. That’s okay cause I enjoyed following along and I know it will come back when book four comes out. And I will be listening to that one too. Arrrr!
Goodreads has this to say about the novel (shortened because of spoilers):
The Great Extermination has begun.
In the Capitol, Grand Inquisitor Omand Vokkan hatches a plot to kill every member of the untouchable caste in all of Lok, down to the last man, woman, and child. As a member of the Order of Inquisition, Vokkan has no official say in the creation of Law, but he has powerful allies willing to do his bidding . . .
Lord Protector Devedas has sworn to uphold the Law. Once, he and the traitor Ashok Vadal had been like brothers. Now, he hunts Vadal and the Sons of the Black Sword, heretics and rebels who seek to live outside the rule of the Law. All Devedas must do is find and kill his best friend and order will be restored to Lok.
The rebels seek the secret kingdom spoken of by the Prophet Thera, a paradise where water is pure and food plentiful, where there are no castes, where the people rule themselves, and are not slaves to the Capitol . . . But Vadal, a former High Protector who has turned his back on the corrupt Law, will not merely wait meekly. No, if it’s a war the Capitol wants, Vadal . . . will be all too willing to give it to them.
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