“The Wolves of Adalore is cast with characters who all play vital roles in this political treachery as wrongs are righted in Adalore.”
Review by Rayleigh Setser
Niabi killed for it once and is prepared to kill again.
Crispin wants it and is determined to have his revenge.
Salome wants nothing to do with it, but has to fight for it.
After years of people insisting she must be cursed due to her discolored left eye, Salome starts to believe they might be right. But when Harbona the Seer unexpectedly visits her, he reveals not only has the Year of the Hunter begun, but Salome’s distorted eye is in actuality the Mark of the Hunter, and she is charged to avenge the blood of the innocent.
With the Immortal Seer, their axe-wielding guardian, and a dangerous bounty hunter known as the Wanderer in their company, Salome and her brother, Crispin, embark on a journey to defeat their sister and reclaim the White Throne.
Release Date: 4/12/2021
Genre: YA Fantasy
I received this book from the author for free. All comments and opinions are entirely my own and this review is voluntary.
"Impressive, Salome, you almost fight as well as a man." "Funny, I was thinking the same of you." This storyline is very interesting and exciting. The Wolves of Adalore is cast with characters who all play vital roles in this political treachery as wrongs are righted in Adalore. The story is fast-paced and cuts around to different scenes in a similar way that a TV show would, making for a wide array of knowledge. While I really enjoyed the story and do see myself continuing the series (which is now complete, YAY), I did have a very hard time getting to know the characters which made the story difficult to follow at first. There are just so many points of view (POVs). I was still meeting new characters well past 45% and this made it very hard for me to get to know each one and how their stories connected to each other. Especially since many of the chapters are only one or two scenes at most (anywhere between 3-7 pages), I just felt like I was speed-reading through the story and therefore missed a lot of depth. Some other things that I liked were: -Sibling bond -Villain POV -No-spice romance(s) -royal politics -beautiful fantasy world -epic fight scenes Overall, I wish I hadn't struggled so much at the beginning of the book, but hopefully, now that I know the characters, the rest of the series will be a breeze! Content warnings: The romance isn't described on-page as in many books, however, there are several casual mentions of characters sleeping together and making suggestive remarks to each other. Cursing is moderate with frequent, minor curse words. Gore/action content is high, with mentions of torture, detailed fight scenes, and the use of dark magic.
Action & Gore:
6. Strong action/gore (most action sequences describe blood loss and the injury to a clear picture, albeit brief or infrequent).
Romance & Spice:
3. Moderate content (little detail described, however characters regularly sleep together & make suggestive remarks).
Cursing & Vulgarity:
4. Frequent mild cursing (commonplace "h*ll"s etc.)
Other Trigger Warnings:
Content warnings: The romance isn’t described on-page as in many books, however, there are several casual mentions of characters sleeping together and making suggestive remarks to each other. Cursing is moderate with frequent, minor curse words. Gore/action content is high, with mentions of torture, detailed fight scenes, and the use of dark magic.
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