Ebook, 540 Pages
By: Will Wight
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/2
“The only true defeat is death.”
Unsouled ★★★ 3/4
Soulsmith ★★★ 1/2
Skysworn ★★★★ 1/4
Underlord ★★★★ 1/4
Uncrowned ★★★★ 1/2
Wintersteel ★★★★ 1/2
Wintersteel is currently my favorite book in this series which has been improving with each and every entry. Since I am up to date now with all the releases in the series, I should thank my friends David and TS Chan who insisted on me reading the series because I did not know what I was missing and I thought it was a historical fiction series and was not very interested. I am so glad I listened because I just gave Wintersteel my first 5 stars rating of the year 2021(4.5 rounded up but still…).
I am also kind of grateful for not reading the series earlier because it allowed me to binge read the last two books which I think is a must do. I think those are better read as one big volume rather than 2 separate ones. The ending of Uncrowned was kind of abrupt and left many fans frustrated and book 8 just continues exactly from that moment.
I love Tournament in anime and since those books have those vibes, part of me knew that I would love the tournament Arc. The writing is as good as always I can’t seem to add anything new after 8 books but the fact that this book was slightly larger than the average 300 pages in the previous books and it is 500+ pages! But the pacing and action and drama makes it a fast read and the 500 pages felt much less than that!
The stakes are higher, the plot is more intense and everything is on the line in this volume. There were definitely a lot of surprises and I was so happy with how things went. The story rounds up the tournament but it also moves the bigger story forward which was put in a halt with the previous volume of two!
Summary: I loved everything about this volume from the writing to the characters to the plot and all the twists that were there! I can’t wait for book 9 to come out but I think the author should stick with the usual book size and don’t start turning them into huge tomes now!