- Born of Blood
- RA Lewis
- December 9, 2021
- Elizabeth DeVault
- The Valdir Chronicles, Book 3
It had a beginning, it had a middle and now it has an end. I’m sad to see this series go. It’s rare that I get invested in a book or series, let alone this quickly. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in this world and with these characters.
The start of book 3 gave me whiplash. There was so much back and forth court drama and politics, for the most part, it felt like that’s all there was. It added a level of realism but was also exhausting. It really didn’t get exciting until the last 3~ hours. One interesting thing about this story is how you could cut the last few hours off and create 5 different endings, all of which would be equally as compelling. (5, more or less. I’m just throwing a random number out there.)
This series reminded me a lot of Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle. A race of people and Dragons hiding in the wilderness that are magically bonded, facing an uphill struggle against a tyrant king. Maybe it was inspired by or maybe this is just a fantasy trope I was previously unaware of. Either way, I think if you enjoy the Inheritance Cycle, you’ll enjoy this as well.
The only thing about this story that I disliked was when the characters bring up a prophecy and then nothing ever cums of it. It really felt like it was foreshadowing and I kept waiting for it to cum to fruition and ….. nothing. I could easily see this series continuing or other books being set in this world. It really could have built up to something more. That being said, I think the ending was well done and left off with a satisfying conclusion to this 3 book, 1 novella adventure.
As with the other 3 stories in this series, the narrator did a great job of bringing this world and characters to life. She really acted out the lines and gave depth and personality to the characters with her line delivery.
NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.