As March 14th looms, I’m delighted to bring you a little news on the highly anticipated third book in the Summer King Chronicles. Well, not so much news, as a review of the book ahead of the launch. If you haven’t started this series, then what are you waiting for? You need to get in on this trail and follow the adventure.
As a kickstarter backer for this series, I was thrilled to be offered an arc copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
Where does one begin but at the end? And what a cliff-hanger of an ending it was!
Hold up, what am I saying? The end, of course it isn’t the end. But it is the beginning to an end, and if the last book holds up as much as the previous three have then we’re in for a treat!
A Shard of Sun, follows on from Skyfire with Shard carrying the heavy burden of trying to find a solution to the rising problems back home in the Silver Isles. Friendships grow and are pushed to the limit, new bonds are formed and old friends are reunited in this action packed novel aimed at all you gryfon admirers out there. Don’t worry, there’s something here for those of you who are in the wolf pack, or see yourself as being more flighty like the eagles. There is room for everyone.
What I loved most about this book was the right amount of tension and suspense to keep you turning through those pages just waiting to see what happened next. Jess E. Owen, has mastered, and developed this skill very well. You can see the progression as the series continues, all building for one epic conclusion. I can’t wait!
You’ll be hard pressed to find disappointment within these pages as Jess paints such beautiful scenes, with strong, dependant characters, whom need each other as well as their own heads to grow. Many of the characters we met back in Song of the Summer King, have grown from strength to strength – they truly have come to life.
Bring on book 4!