MY ⭐️ RATING: 5/5
FORMAT: Kindle Whispersync
Emriss Silentborn, Memory of the World. Tiberian Arelius, the fallen Patriarch. Akura Malice, Queen of Shadows. Seshethkunaaz, King of Dragons. Reigan Shen, Emperor of Lions. Luminous Queen Sha Miara.
The Eight-Man Empire. Northstrider. The
Monarchs, the most powerful sacred artists on Cradle, rule with unquestioned authority. They are mysterious and distant, and catching a glimpse of one is privilege enough for a lifetime.
Now, they have all gathered in one place, bringing their heirs and greatest students together for a competition to determine whose successor is the best in the world:
The Uncrowned King tournament.
The Uncrowned King tournament has begun, and it gave me some Hunger Games vibes with how they have to compete to survive. There might be a better example of this by way of anime, but I don’t watch anime (I know, I’m sorry) so I can’t give you those examples. There are some truly incredible fights that happen throughout this book, it is the most action packed in the series so far.
“If it was about where you started, I would never have caught up to you. The only thing that matters is where you end up.” He returned to the scroll.
“And our paths don’t end with this tournament.”
Travis Baldree continues to do a fantastic job with his narration. The characters have continued to get so much better, although I do still feel like the side characters of Yerin, Little Blue, Dross, Eithan and others steal the show a bit more than Lindon, Lindon has definitely started to get better though. The only bad thing I can say is that the ending was a bit odd as it felt like a chapter ending rather than the book itself ending to keep the page count down to his comfortable setting of under 350ish.
Art in header by V.Crist