I have just added to my reviews of exceptional or excellent works by other authors. The review of OATH BREAKER by Erin Riley follows. Please see all of my reviews by selecting the Recommended Reads page of this site.
I DIDN’T WANT THE TRILOGY TO END:
When I reviewed the first book of this trilogy, I stated in my review, “As an author myself, I have read a substantial number of novels of many genres for over the last half century, and ODIN’S SHADOW definitely resonates as one of the best.” I wondered if the Author, Erin Riley, would be able to maintain the same quality for the two sequels. Now that I have read both of the sequels, the only problem I have with them is that I will not be able to enjoy a continuation of the story.
Ms. Riley has become one of my favorite authors. He story telling is fantastic. Her character development is superb revealing emotions allowing the reader to easily understand each character’s actions… even the antagonists. Descriptions of the settings are developed quite well without creating many paragraphs taking away from the flow of the story. Although the listed genre is historical romance, the books are quality literary fiction set in historically accurate times from hundreds of years ago. OATH BREAKER has placed the keystone on a remarkable set of books.
Disclaimer: I received an advanced review copy from the Author of OATH BREAKER. I came to know the author through writer threads on social media at the time she was looking for reviews for the first book in this series. Although I have never met her, I have found her to be a wonderful person to approach as I seek comments for my own writing. I look forward in anticipation for her next work.