4 out of 4 stars
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We Are Voulhire: Someone Else’s End is the third instalment in the We Are Voulhire series by Matthew Tysz. After witnessing the downfall of Virko, Galen and his friends head towards the capital city of Soulhire to warn the king about the issue. But what they witness in Soulhire is beyond anyone’s imagination. What is this new challenge that the people of Soulhire have to face? Will they be able to overcome it or will it be the end of this historic city?
Meanwhile, Lord Meldorath has declared himself the new Eiodi. His next target is taking over the capital of Voulhire. With his advisors and army of Vilendrians by his side, he is all set to achieve his goal. But will he be successful among the chaos that has plagued Soulhire? On top of all this, the Riva Rohavi‘s uprising further threatens the peace of Voulhire. How will Voulhire combat with such powerful forces acting against it at the same time?
Tysz has once again created a magical environment which makes you forget about the real world. Even though the point of view jumps between different characters, the story sails smoothly. I felt like I was right there with the characters. I felt their anxiety, adrenaline and pain. I like that the author takes us into a new city in every book, each with its own unique culture and lifestyle. This book is an adventurous page-turner that keeps you on your toes.
My favourite part of the book is the well-developed characterization. This particular book, without any doubt, belongs to the character of Galen Bray. He has come so far from being an anxious, scared, and clueless character to become a strong and confident hustler. I loved the little backstory about his struggling life in the Land Of Princes. It made me appreciate his growth a lot more. I hope to see his character grow even further in the successive books.
The atmosphere of this book is tense and atrocious. The action-packed scenes kept me at the edge of my seat. The battle sequences involving Riva Rohavi were particularly horrifying to read. Even when there were no fighting scenes, the fear and anxiety of the impending disaster were all over the place. I expect even more tension and adversities in the following books.
The book uses profane language and sexual references. There are some brutal violence scenes as well. Therefore, I would not recommend this book to young children and sensitive readers. I did not find any error in the book as it is professionally edited.
I award this book 4 out of 4 stars. I would recommend this book to the lovers of fantasy, action, adventure and historic-fictions. I highly recommend reading the first two instalments of the series before picking this one up.
We are Voulhire: Someone Else's End
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