4 out of 4 stars
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One thing Matthew Tysz has easily done is enthrall his readers with his limitless and creative imagination. We Are Voulhire: The Flesh of the Mind is the sixth book in the thrilling and mysterious sci-fi series.
Throughout this book, We Are Voulhire: The Flesh of the Mind, Voulhire is infiltrated by the looming presence of the Emperor of Lullabies and his nighty-nights; leaving the whole city of Voulhire in an endless loop of fear and uncertainty. And while King Nartik does not surrender, the ambassadors don’t fail to make their looming appearances in other cities like Ballerhall and most notably in Cridae.
Meldorath works his way to Caromentis in the same manner as the famous King Javikun. As one of the most powerful mages, his presence immediately poses a threat to Javikun’s rule in Caromentis. Galen also finds himself in Caromentis and with the help of Beth finds a way to make himself more useful than confused in this new world.
It is in Diamora, where Demetrius in the company of Rowan continues to groom his ambitions and where the craziest plot twist also take place. Demetrius once again, discovers who might be responsible for the evil and odd happenings in Diamora. And if you rightly guess, the demon-slayer once again, has to get rid of the evil in Diamora. While Meldorath and Javikun are blinded by their obsession to kill each other and rule the Caromentis, Galen completely has other things in mind and maybe, just maybe, there might be some hope for the great city of Voulhire.
There’s barely anything to dislike about this book, and like the prequels, the author's imagination knows no bounds. I loved the characters in this book, specifically, that of Lady Angela Veyls. I appreciated how the author built her character as a confident and very strong-willed woman. I was also impressed with the development of Galen’s character, and how he displayed a higher sense of maturity and perception through out the book. I believe any reader would appreciate the development of characters in this book with particular reference to the characters of Galen and Meldorath.
And can I just state that I truly respect the writer’s ability to express details in such a manner that evokes the rawest of emotions? So many event left me shocked to my bones and completely awed. One element that is never missing is the element of suspense because, with Matthew Tysz you never know what’s gonna happen next. However, what I found oddly unnecessary was the scene where Harper harassed the servant boy. I also couldn’t appreciate some points of view in this book and I thought they were rather excessive.
Overall, I commend this book and it’s author. I encountered no typos that disrupted my enjoyment of the novel and I must say it was exceptionally edited. Therefore, I will rate this book 4 out of 4 stars.
I will recommend this book to any sci-fi fan and of course, anyone who has already started the book series should continue. I must, however, discourage any reader from reading this book as a stand-alone because, most of the events and characters are developed from the events in the prequels. So, reading this book as a stand-alone might make the understanding of the plot and appreciation of the development of events and characters a bit sparse. But, I will not recommend this book to any reader below 18 as obscene and vulgar languages are employed and they may be quite provoking to the reader.
We are Voulhire: The Flesh of the Mind
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