Ebook, 286 Pages
By: Will Wright
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 1/2
“That’s the nature of any acquired skill. It will feel like breathing through a wet rag for a while, and your body will tell you to stop. But one day, you’ll look back and wonder how it was ever difficult.”
Unsouled ★★★ 3/4
Soulsmith ★★★ 1/2
This is somewhat a not very popular opinion but I liked book 1 more than book 2 and there is a good reason for that. Looking at my ratings of both books, the difference is not a big one but I couldn’t help thinking book 1 was better.
The main reason for that is that I felt this book was vert technical, very cold and clinical. There was a huge focus on the world-building and the magical system which I approve and I like but there was some distancing from character building and I thought the balance was quiet better in Unsouled.
There are indeed new characters in this entry but I did not somehow care about the characters as much as I wanted to (I am reading book 3 as I am writing this and I do like them way more there) mainly because I did not have the time to connect to them and feel them. They are not flat characters by any means but there is something missing that was there in book 1 (and book 3).
Story wise, it continues the story after book 1 and it was as fast paced and action packed which makes the series an addicting one and the books are hard to let down. This was mostly a book explaining the magic levels and the advancement between different levels. I liked how the story ended and I do believe it has potential and that’s why I will continue it for sure!
“I think you may have seen hard work sometime in the past,” Yerin called back, “but you never came close enough to shake its hand.”
Summary: As in the first book, this book is fast paced, full of action and is addicting to read. The world building was intense in this one which may affected the character building but it was a good entry nonetheless.