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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Book Review: The Blue Sword

Summary: Harry Crewe is an orphan girl who comes to live in Damar, the desert country shared by the Homelanders and the secretive, magical Hillfolk. Her life is quiet and ordinary-until the night she is kidnapped by Corlath, the Hillfolk King, who takes her deep into the desert. She does not know the Hillfolk language; she does not know why she has been chosen. But Corlath does. Harry is to be trained in the arts of war until she is a match for any of his men. Does she have the courage to accept her true fate?

Thoughts: This was a very...interesting book. Something like the Alamo meets India. That probably wasn't a very good description, just my first impression I guess...anyways, it was unique, but a good kind of unique. While not exactly being the light read I was hoping for it was still a great read, full of hardcore world building and great investment in cultures. This made the characters; their reactions, thoughts, speech patterns, much more interesting. I realized only after I got this that it's the sequel to a story apparently about the famed legendary Aerin of The Blue Sword, so I will be sure to pick that up next time I get a chance. In the meantime, I really enjoyed this story which, while connected to it's prequel, is mostly stand alone and therefore easy to understand whether or not you've read The Hero and the Crown.

Content: To be hones, there was an unnecessary amount of language in here. Not a lot mind you, maybe three D***'s and two O My G**'s but it felt strange and was not only unnecessary but broke into the flow of the book. Aside from that, there's kissing near the end of the book and plenty of bloody fights but otherwise a clean read depending on how you handle language.

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