Review: The Kraken’s Tooth (Seven Swords #2) by Anthony Ryan

MY ⭐️ RATING: 4.25/5

Format: Kindle Whispersync

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

THE GREAT MERCHANT CITY OF CARTHULA—RAISED FROM THE BONES OF A KRAKEN ON THE WHIM OF A GODDESS WHERE NOBLE HOUSES CALL UPON DARK MAGIC TO TRIUMPH IN THEIR ENDLESS AND DEADLY GAME FOR DOMINION…

Landless one-time king Guyime, once called Pilgrim but known to history as the Ravager, has survived the fall of the Execration—an event that set him on a path to find the legendary Seven Swords.

Guided by sorcery, Guyime journeys to Carthula in the centre of the First Sea to claim the mythical blade known as the Kraken’s Tooth. Aided by three companions—the beast charmer Seeker, a powerful sorceress and a scholarly slave—Guyime ventures into Carthula’s perilous underbelly to secure a prize guarded by ancient magics, cursed spirits, and lethal traps. But can he survive an ultimate ordeal crafted from his worst nightmares?

Continuing the epic story begun in A Pilgrimage of Swords, The Kraken’s Tooth is a fast-paced tale of low intrigue and grand adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of the Raven’s Shadow and Draconis Memoria trilogies.

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MY REVIEW

I enjoyed this story a little more than A Pilgrimage of Swords and that may be due to already knowing the two main characters. The story is plot driven and fast paced, with a dungeon-crawl type of feel to it, which leads to some pretty tense, yet exciting moments. Fight scenes were pretty exciting and lasted longer than they did in the previous book. I also liked adding in the solving of riddles and even navigating a maze and avoiding traps that made the story a little better as the characters had to figure out the next step to find The Kraken’s Tooth. Also, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THESE COVERS

The characters got a little more development as we get to know a little more about Pilgrim also known as Guyime, his past, and his complicated relationship with Lakorath, the demon imbued sword, who have some pretty entertaining banter. Seeker, the beast charmer doesn’t get as much development, but there is something there that makes me feel that finding her daughter is tied in to Guyime and may play a bigger part later on.

For such a short story, this had a good amount of action, story telling and character development that kept me engaged the entire time. Count me on more stories about Guyime, Lakorath and Seeker!

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