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Sunday, 24 November 2019
Blog Tour: The Sky Weaver
The Sky Weaver
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Source: Copy courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review!
Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard-helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled nation.
Eris, a deadly pirate, has no such conviction. Known as The Death Dancer for her ability to evade even the most determined of pursuers, she possesses a superhuman ability to move between worlds.
When one can roam from dimension to dimension, can one ever be home? Can love and loyalty truly exist?
Then Safire and Eris-sworn enemies-find themselves on a common mission: to find Asha, the last Namsara.
From the port city of Darmoor to the fabled faraway Sky Isles, their search and their stories become threaded ever more tightly together as they discover the uncertain fate they're hurtling towards may just be a shared one. In this world, and the next.
I'm going to say it....I think this might be my favourite book in the trilogy!? It has everything I love in books...combined in to one book! We've got pirates, dragons and Gods and I was absolutely loving it as I was reading, and as much as I loved the first book this is at least tied with it, if not above it!
Just a reminder, these books are stand alone books even though it is a trilogy, and you can read the three books in any order you like but I personally think it's best to read them in order! Especially as this one brings everything to such a fantastic close! On to the actual review....
We have a dual POV in this book, Safire and Eris. We've already met Safire before, and after first meeting her in The Last Namsara I had wanted to see more of her...and this book delivers on that! We also get to see some more of Asha and Torwin which I was extra excited about. I love Safire and her loyalty and love for Asha, as well as her determination and strong sense of justice. She's also such a badass too, it has to be said!
Then we have Eris who's a thief and a pirate! She's got a seriously cool power and was incredibly intriguing. I loved her personality and her banter with Safire, but I also felt quite sad for Eris. She feels very alone in the world, and like no-one cares for her, and so why should she care for others and it was so lovely to see Safire become closer to her and change that and prove to her that she isn't alone. I knew I was going to love Eris from the moment we met her, and I so thoroughly enjoyed the banter she and Safire had and I loved the dynamics between the two of them. I was practically squealing with glee as I was reading, and so ready for the romance to develop. Hello enemies to lovers!
Alongside our two wonderful main characters, as I said, we get some more of Asha and Torwin and more so than the previous book I think! We also get more of Roa and Dax, and although I knew why Dax was behaving the way he was...I can't say I wasn't disappointed in him and wanting to smack him up the back of the head at one point. We also get possibly my favourite dragon, Sorrow, who bless him is a little wary of people and has been through some things and is still struggling with that and I was here for Safire becoming closer with him and bonding with him!
As well as our dual narratives, in true Ciccarelli fashion, we have another story woven in between those chapters all about the book's namesake and Gods and so on. I honestly love this aspect of the storytelling when it comes to these books, it has a real old legend, folk tale feel to it that I love but I also love that it gives you these little pieces of a story for you to put together and try and figure out what's going on with it and how it's going to fit in with the main story and impact it. This one in particular, had me changing my opinion/theories multiple times and as we ramped up towards the end of the book, there were so many twists to it that had me screeching at the reveals!
The Sky Weaver is fantastically written as always, the little slices of the Weaver's story slotting in nicely with the narratives of Safire and Eris. The pace is fantastic, and it ramps up even more towards the end with the shorter chapters at one point adding to it even more so and having you frantically turning pages as you switch from POV to POV. There's wonderful banter, plenty of action, mystery and legend as well as sea creatures, Gods, dragons and pirates! Oh and did I mention the romance? Because the romance was just...*chefs kiss*