Genre: Fantasy, Adult
Publication Date: September 18th 2018
Representation: Lesbian Main Character
My Rating: 3.5/4
In this epic fantasy sequel, Heloise stands tall against overwhelming odds–crippling injuries, religious tyrants–and continues her journey from obscurity to greateness with the help of alchemically-empowered armor and an unbreakable spirit.
No longer just a shell-shocked girl, she is now a figure of revolution whose cause grows ever stronger. But the time for hiding underground is over. Heloise must face the tyrannical Order and lay siege to the Imperial Palace itself.
This was the sequel of The Armored Saint that I’ve also read for Medieval-A-Thon and as with the first book, unfortunately, I wasn’t blown away by this one either. I was a good book but that about it. So here my thoughts.
Things I liked:
- I liked that Eloise finally got into her role and she is more proactive rather than just passive and feeling sorry about the situation. I was nice to see her take control and being assertive.
- The was a nice twist towards the end that I wasn’t expecting.
- I enjoyed seeing more of this word and new people joining the story and how they all come together despite their differences because they have a common goal.
- Again the author didn’t shy away from breaking his reader’s heart.
Things I didn’t like:
- I remember having the same complaint in Kings of the Wyld but I really don’t like when the authors injure they character just to have another character with healing powers that fixes everything and it’s like it never happened… What’s the point of injuring them in the first place?
- Eloise loses her hand and her eyes and yet through the book it doesn’t look like it’s making her life any more difficult. Although her injuries are mentioned a lot it’s not like she is struggling to get used to her new body or adding any difficulties. And I’m ok when someone has lost a limp many years ago and had the time to adapt but when this happened the previous day I expect it to play a big role to our character day to day basis. Otherwise again what’s the point of injuring them in the first place? Just for the gore?
- Insta love! Yes, I was really surprised to see this trip in a story like that and yet here we are.
- The ending of this book was obvious from very early in the book.
I’m still not amazed but this series and that makes me so sad. I was really expecting to love it, but I don’t. It’s a nice story but meh… Nothing really special for me.
So here you have it guys? What about you? Have you read this series? What are your thoughts on it?