Book Review: The Name of Death by Joshua Robertson
Title: The Name of Death
Author: Joshua Robertson
Series: Thrice Nine Legends
Publication Date:January 2, 2017
Genre: Dark fantasy, fiction
Source: ARC, author
SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS):
Drada Koehn is a fearless, formidable fighter ensnared in a presaged war against the northern humans. When the Speaker foretells their victory upon discovery of the name of death, she sets out to unravel the mysterious prophecy. Now, bound by duty and honor, Drada faces untold horrors with her companions, searching for what may never be found. In a story of unexpected twists, she soon finds that her resolve to see the quest done will be the fortune or doom of her people.
I received a free copy for an honest review
I was at first a little bit surprised from its length. I actually thought that there maybe was some technical mistake, so I had to go back to Amazon to check.
I don't read short stories that often (though I have nothing against it), so I was a little bit unsure of what I would get and don't know what to expect at first. The first thing I noticed about this book is its medieval tone. The world building is exceptional. The author also didn't take up pages explaining the situation, time place and setting to the readers so they can understand, which is very important since it's a short story, and there just isn't time for that. This highlights the writer's writing and world building skills. And to further emphasize this point, we were introduced to different characters with different races and morals with ease, when it would usually take other authors pages to explain.
Overall, very well written, extremely enjoyable and overall very good. I give this book 4 stars.