The Death of Dulgath Review

E-Book, 448 Pages
Adult/ Fantasy
By: Michael J. Sullivan
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/4

β€œWe are more than the bodies we inhabit,” Fawkes said. “They’re little more than clothes, and yet we judge so much by them.”

The Crown Tower β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
The Rose & the Thorn β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
The Death of Dulgath β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 1/4

Although I am starting the review with the above quotes about bodies and outer appearances, I am glad that the series cover took a turn for the better with this entry. I think that the artist should even re-do the older covers for consistency.

The Riyria stories became comfort reads for me. I was starting to go into a book slump and literally this book saved me and ignited my reading passion again. I can’t seem to get enough of these duo and I understand why they are so much loved with each and every book I read.

This is the best in the Riyria chronicles so far. The first two books did not feel like standalones completely for me but this one did. I am in awe of the simple yet very interesting plot lines the stories follow. We always start with something simple and things get more complicated and twisted from there.

β€œDon’t worry, my son, if you don’t believe in Maribor and the blessings He provides. Belief in Him isn’t a requirement. It doesn’t stop Him from believing in you.”

Look, I love this duo so much but I just love Hadrian on a whole different level and he is one of my favorite characters of all time now. I think with this entry I knew why and it is because he is such a nice, compassionate person which people often see as weakness and try to exploit but at the same time he is a very strong -and can be scary- character which is such a perfect and rare combination.

I don’t know if I can add anything new about the writing because I simply love it. I love the prose, I love the humor. I love how simple everything is and Sullivan is one of the few adult authors who proves you don’t need a giant book to deliver something good.

The world-building is good, I think the first series had more of the fantasy elements but this particular book had magical elements which is also cool. I don’t really care because it is such a character-driven story and the author excels at that!

β€œIgnorance isn’t prejudiced about who it afflicts,” Royce replied.”

Summary: To no one’s surprise, I loved this book and it is my favorite so far in this series. Great writing, characterization and world-building and it is just a feel-good book in a series that I don’t want to finish. I am very excited -yet sad- to be reading the next series next month!

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