On the Horizon – the grief of stones (Katherine Addison)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  While I try to post no spoilers, this be a direct sequel to the witness for the dead so proceed at yer own peril . . .

Title: the grief of stones
Author: Katherine Addison
Publisher: Macmillian/Tor-Forge
Publication Date: TODAY!! (hardback/e-book)
ISBN: 978-1250813893
Source: NetGalley

The Grief of Stones (The Cemeteries of Amalo, #2)

As soon as I heard there was another book featuring Celehar, I knew I had to read it.  And I was not disappointed.  I love him.  This book continues the day-to-day life of Celehar and that continues to be the highlight for me.  There is also the addition of Othala Tomasarin, a Witness in training, and their solving more crimes as well as helping the common folk.  Celehar is still dealing with the trauma of his past and learning to open up to friendships.

It is truly hard to express the complexity of these books and yet how easy and compelling they are to read.  The novels are character driven but I am still in awe of how the world building is wrapped into the story.  The more I learn about the politics and nuances of the city, the more I want.  I appears that there will be another book about Celehar given the way the book ended.  At least I hope so!  I need to know where Celehar is going to go from here.

This book should not be read as a standalone.  I believe both prior books are necessary to read before this one.  That said, if ye loved those then this one is likely to float yer boat too.  Arrr!

Goodreads has this to say about the novel:

Celehar’s life as the Witness for the Dead of Amalo grows less isolated as his circle of friends grows larger. He has been given an apprentice to teach, and he has stumbled over a scandal of the city—the foundling girls. Orphans with no family to claim them and no funds to buy an apprenticeship. Foundling boys go to the Prelacies; foundling girls are sold into service, or worse.

At once touching and shattering, Celehar’s witnessing for one of these girls will lead him into the depths of his own losses. The love of his friends will lead him out again.

To visit the author’s website go to:
Katherine Addison – Author

To buy the novel go to:
the grief of stones – Book 3

To add to Goodreads go to:
Yer Ports for Plunder List

Previous Log Entries for this Author

the goblin emperor – Book 1 (Second Reflections – Fantasy)
the witness for the dead – Book 2 (On the Horizon – Fantasy eArc)

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