This is a book best savored like a good wine, letting it slowly dance across your palate to drop a fiery, welcomed warmth down your throat. A warmth that settles in your core and awakens your thirst for the next glass. Like Krait, you'll be eager to take that next sip and quickly run to open the next installment of The Serpent Knight Saga.
All being said, if you are looking for a few hours of lighthearted fun without needing to think too much, I definitely recommend checking Dirty Fred, the Captain out! A Hungarian classic which I hope will steal your heart as well. Hopefully not literally. You can just never know with these guys.
13 Minutes is what would happen if someone remade the Mean Girls as a psyhological mystery thriller, so if that's your niche, then I definitely recommend checking it out.
I have been reading for a long time, I do tend to get excited and occasionally think some big fabulous plot is happening, only to have it not be as grand as my imagination. So, when I do read something that pushes those boundaries and let’s my imagination run with possibilities, and after a few surprises, I feel that it just might be clever enough to be actually going in that way - then, I am impressed. I have a lot of praise for a story that can do that. So, here is me praising this story, for letting me, let my imagination, run wild.
Usually I prefer detective stories where I don’t know who the culprit is, or the reason they did it - the fun is uncovering the clues while investigating. But, in this, we know who the kidnapper is and we even know why they were kidnapped but things aren’t adding up and those things are what keep you turning the pages to see how it all fits.
Cameron Johnston doesn't shy away from making his characters suffer, or get them into impossibly looking situations and splashing a good dose of blood on everything, but he still manages to make his characters painfully real. The Traitor God is a grimdark journey into a city's (and humans') deeply buried secrets. Just make sure you don't run into the Smilers while you walk the streets of Setharis.
Bring the Fire, being true to its title brings a fiery end to The Wisdom's Grave trilogy. We get all the answers and then some more, action and heroic battle. If you already got this far, then you can be damn sure you'll enjoy the hell out of endgame.
This review ended up to be quite long, so let me just wrap it up. I've been really impressed by the quality of the content in Tales of Ioth. Don't get me wrong, Woolliscroft presented exactly what I expected of him and then some more. These stories not only give us a better picture of the characters we already know, but also we get to know Alfaria and the Alfjarun culture a bit more. If you like the Wildfire Cycle, then you definitely shouldn't miss Tales of Ioth and all these brilliant adventures.
This was a nice comfortable fantasy read that entertains without being too predictable. It's worth checking out if you are looking for something on the noble bright edge of the genre.
Overall, I have mixed feelings about Camelot. There were aspects I enjoyed but I also felt underwhelmed at the end. Lancelot definitely put the bar high and I don't think Camelot was able to live up to it. Even so, if you enjoyed Lancelot, I don't see why you shouldn't also read Camelot. It has some nice - if a bit predictable - twists, battles, backstabbing, drama. Underneath it all, Camelot is the story about dreams, about unyielding loyalty and the notion that you never should give up.