The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter Review

E-Book, 444 Pages
Adult/ Fantasy
By: Michael J. Sullivan
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 3/4

β€œThat’s how the world works. People are motivated by money, power, security, and . . . well, that’s pretty much it.”

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
The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter β˜…β˜…β˜… 3/4

In the last 7 months I read all of the 7 Riyria books (10 if you count each book in the omnibuses) and it feels bittersweet because they have become something I look for each month. I always wanted to read Sullivan’s works but I never knew whee to start until I finally decided one day to buy the first trilogy and just start the journey and I never looked back. Sullivan is now one of my favorite authors and I am certainly jumping into his other series soon.

I think after reading so many books with high quality, the roof of my expectations keep getting higher and higher and with the third entry in this series, I kind of expected more out of this particular book. I still enjoyed it a lot but it was my least favorite in the series. I hope the next entry will be better and I know it will.

At this point, there is nothing to add about Sullivan’s writing that I haven’t said before. The structure of the stories, the length, the prose and the humor are all great.

These are stories that I read mainly for the characters and I mean all of the characters and not just Hadrian and Royce. Last book had the most intriguing characters in this particular series and I failed to connect to the secondary characters in this book as much. Hadrian and Royce are still the GOAT and I don’t think I will ever get bored of their interactions but I think if this series continues, the effort should be to flesh out the secondary characters as much as possible.

β€œAge, she realized with some regret, had diluted her need for perfection.”

Summary: Lovely and immaculate storytelling from Sullivan as usual. I think the only downside to this story is the predictability of the characters and plot. I still enjoyed it very much and will be reading whatever comes next in this series.

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  1. I agree Hamad this was my least favorite of the Chronicles and Riyria in general. I just couldn’t bring myself to care too much about the secondary characters and that’s huge when you have such established characters like Royce and Hadrian. Great review

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  2. I read the first 3 books of Legends of the First Empire. I thought they were solid but not very good. Decided to not read the rest unfortunately. I did read Nolyn though and that was very good! I also know a lot of ppl who really loved Legends of the First Empire so don’t let me sway you!

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