Review: Ghosts of the Sea Moon

  • Title:
    • Ghosts of the Sea Moon
  • Author:
    • A.F. Stewart
  • Release:
    • October 1, 2019
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Alyson Grauer
  • Series
    • Saga of the Outer Islands #1

Ghosts of the Sea Moon is an epic fantasy set on the high seas. With gods, Krackens, pirate ships, and dead souls being ferried to the afterlife. It’s everything I’ve always liked in a good nautical, pirate-themed book.

Despite this, I’ve been unable to get into it. I’ve been listening to and reading a lot of fantasy novels lately. With political intrigue, wars, infighting, fratricide and so much more.

It’s not poorly written by any stretch of the imagination. The narrator does an excellent job with voices and accents. Her reading of combat scenes is intense and engaging. I’ve struggled to figure out why this book has been unable to capture my attention. I think it’s mostly the setting. Being mostly contained on a single pirate ship and the issues the crew is plagued with.

If the summary sounds like something you’d enjoy, you’ll probably enjoy it. On my own blog, I’m giving it my middling rating of ‘meh’ because it’s just not for me. On the websites that have a rating system, such as Goodreads, I’ll be giving this a 5-star review because it’s well written and well performed. I don’t want people to see a 3-star review and write this novel off because I couldn’t get into it.

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.

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