Review by IamShing -- We are Voulhire: Someone Else's End

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Review by IamShing -- We are Voulhire: Someone Else's End

Post by IamShing » 27 Apr 2019, 10:38

[Following is a volunteer review of "We are Voulhire: Someone Else's End" by Matthew Tysz.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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We Are Voulhire: Someone Else’s End by Matthew Tysz is a dark and magical fantasy novel.

Welcome to Voulhire, a place where magic is the most lethal way of dispatching your enemy, and the danger of the blade is just a secondary option.

While Galen continued to discover the wonders and secrets of his new land, an unexpected event made noise in Virko. A mysterious assassin attacked the kingdom and tried to end the king’s life. With unquestionable skills, he left a mark on the king’s flesh and seriously wounded his knights. Due to the alarm, the king mandated extra security upon the walls of the kingdom. But, no level of security could stop the upcoming disasters. More powerful adversaries came bringing more casualties in the kingdom. Bloodshed, chaos, and darkness ate the entire city.

Action hit the core of the story along with nerve-wrecking thrill. The additional spice pushed me to turn the pages until the end. Its unique approach made it stand out. I liked the powerful set of characters and the non-dramatic dialogues. I have read the first two books and I could say that this one stood out among them. The prior books were excellent, however, the twist and style of writing used in this book impressed me more. The message was strong, and I was able to visualize the scenarios crystal clear. The picture is so vivid, I felt like I was watching a movie. And, if this was ever adapted into a movie, I will surely watch it because it reminds me of two epic movies: Game of Thrones and Harry Potter.

My only concern was the diversity of narration. There were parts when the author used first-person and sometimes he used third-person. It kind of confused me. Also, I was not satisfied with Galen’s adventure in the story. I was expecting for him to end the monster which attacked the city or at least gave justice to the death brought by it. I am a little dissatisfied, so, I decided to deduct one star. Therefore, I award the book 3 out of 4 stars.

This is for people who have an open-heart for darker theme. Some vulgar language like “f**k,” was used in the book and some adult-related matters, so, I do not think this will be suitable for readers under eighteen. However, those contexts were not that violent nor rude, so as long as you keep an open-mind, I do not think that those minor context will affect you no matter what age you are.

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Post by Fazzier » 08 May 2019, 10:19

I like the course the book has taken so far. From, your review, I think I'll enjoy the book as much as the previous ones in the series. Thank you this wonderful review!

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Post by Agnes098 » 08 May 2019, 16:03

I haven't read the first two books but I am enjoying this one also. Your review made it even more intetesting, thank you.

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Post by Prisallen » 09 May 2019, 16:06

I have not read any of the books, but your review made me want to read this one, especially since I love Game of Thrones. Great review!

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Post by Nerea » 09 May 2019, 23:06

Your review is incredible. I also wasn't satisfied with Galen's adventure. After finishing reading the book I was left asking myself, What happened to Galen?
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Post by chiefsimplex » 15 May 2019, 01:02

Great review! I have read and reviewed the first two books and it seems Matthew Tysz never ceases to impress. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by sanjus » 16 May 2019, 15:32

A dark and magical fantasy novel with action along with nerve-wrecking thrill sounds quite appealing. Hope you enjoyed the book. Thanks for a nice review.
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Post by Laura Bach » 23 May 2019, 06:20

I don't usually read dark fantasy, but it sounds really fascinating when I read it from your review. Too bad that the ending is not to your satisfaction. I think that is one of the most important aspects of a book. Great review!

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