Hey all, bringing you a pretty awesome book review today, not the review really, the book itself. I mean let’s face it, I just fangirl screech incoherently but this book definitely deserves that sort of reaction.
Thanks to Gollancz for the chance to take part in this tour, gifting me the book in exchange for my honest review.
Lavish, romantic and magical, The Sky Weaver is a new standalone story set in the world of The Last Namsara – one that fans of Leigh Bardugo, Holly Black and Laini Taylor will flock to. . .
At the end of one world, there always lies another.
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 have yet to read ‘The Caged Queen’ but the great thing about these books is you can read them in any order really and they work as well on their own as they do as a series.
I completely loooooved ‘The Last Namsara.’ Seriously, Ciccarelli has such a great and well defined style and voice that I couldn’t help but fall in love.
The magic of style from the first book continues in ‘The Last Sky Weaver.’
Safire is a strong presence in the other books and this doesn’t change as the focus shifts to her and her new found ‘thorn in her side,’ Eris.
Eris is a skilled thief,m and what makes her even better is that she’s a pirate thief, and let me tell you, she is a great character.
The chemistry and interaction between Safire is really well done, you don’t feel like they’re forced together and their interactions are a natural development from how they’ve met to how they keep getting put together.
Ciccarelli also does an outstanding job with weaving in the other characters, they fit right in with the story and don’t detract the focus from the plot, rather they do a brilliant job in aiding it along.
I ended up being fascinated by the story of Eris, and to find out the story of the Sky Weaver. Everything was so beautifully done and it was a great love story in the end, actually it had more than one love story in it and they all fit together perfectly.
There’s also the story of Leandra, Crow, and Skye, and how their story brought along the one we discover in this book. We also get to explore the Isles and see more of the world that has been built.
Another key point, world building is on point n this novel just as it was in the first for me. And the best part is that because she’d done such a great job in the beginning with world building, we get to see more of the lore and characters, and this book focuses so much on emotions. Which is really wonderful.
Needless to say, I really enjoyed this book, and it was a great addition to the Namsara series.
If you’re looking for a fxf love story that continues the beauty of the Ciccarelli has built, then I recommend this book, or if you’re looking for just a great fantasy book in general.
Five huge cups of coffee from me.
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