Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Lament of Sky by Bb Wynter

Title:  The Lament of Sky
Author:  Bb Wynter
Publication Date:  December 27/14
Length:  369pgs
Genre:  fantasy
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

There once existed a collective of Gods called the Duwaiu. Mortal long ago - now bound together for a thousand years - the Duwaiu swore allegiance to the Vildarii: three faceless entities that governed the spirit worlds, Otherworlds and the Hell plains; ensuring that the great wheel of life continued to turn.

But the second Vildarii, Guardian of the Hell plains, desired that there be ultimate suffering upon the world and drove all the Duwaiu Gods into madness. As consequence for their insanity, the Rhai-Angof - a ferocious female race - were hunted unto extermination and the essence of the Vildarii was crafted into three human men.

Lilyth, the last remnant of the Rhai-Angof, fights to survive against the ruling, tyrannical Vildarii regime. Her journey leads to encounters with William, the only remaining Duwaiu God; Sky, an ethereal being of otherwordly magic; and a philandering sky-pirate named Vergo.

As they progress through their adventure together, Lilyth slowly begins to piece back memories that were stolen by the magic of the Vildarii. Eventually, putting together the puzzle of the regime’s evil scheme, it leads to an unforgettable climax, where races and worlds collide.

My Review:

Wynter has created a fantasy novel and world that stays true to the genre. The premise was unique and intriguing. Wynter’s descriptions brought the world to life. Her world building was intricate without being over the top. The vibrancy of the world that has been created shines through, creating a fantastic backdrop for a one of a kind plot.

I did find the characters in this novel hard to identify with and connect with. They were definitely intriguing and filled the story well. Their personalities shone through, making them unique and filling. Wynter developed them well and truly appreciated their place in the world that fills the story.

Wynter’s introduction to this series was a fun and original novel that I enjoyed reading. You get the feel of a fantasy with a twist.

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