Review of We are Voulhire: Someone Else's End

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Review of We are Voulhire: Someone Else's End

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[Following is a volunteer review of "We are Voulhire: Someone Else's End" by Matthew Tysz.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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We are Voulhire: Someone Else's End is the third entry in the We are Voulhire series of epic fantasy novels. Author Matthew Tysz, through the eyes of both Galen and Rowan, gives us a glimpse of the Lands of the Princes in this book. We are introduced to a new brand of terrifying creatures belonging to Galen's birthplace, and it's not long before they are unleashed on the inhabitants of a prosperous Voulhirian city.

The Emperor of Lullabies, the most mysterious of all characters, is destabilising Voulhire through his minions and cryptic machinations. The Riva Rohavi have become more skilled and powerful. Both Marshus and Beth make small appearances in this novel, who were last seen in the first book. Lord Meldorath is turning into an even more complex character. If you forget what he did in the last two books, you might find yourself rooting for him here.

What I liked most about this novel is the characters' unusual but plausible reactions to the perilous situations they encounter. While the character motivations are intact, the unanticipated settings lead them to perform unexpected actions. A certain intelligent character I expected would always remain calm and logical, simply acted imprudently because he couldn't resist being a know-it-all. Galen, the protagonist of the novel and one of my favourite characters, is finally given the character development all the readers have been waiting for. Amidst all the chaos and mayhem surrounding him and his friends, Galen is ready to take charge and show us, in the process, what living in the Lands of the Princes entailed.

The dialogues and pacing are impeccable. The immersive world-building kept me hooked. I liked how the cities mentioned earlier in the previous novels were incorporated into this story, too. There is nothing that I disliked about this story. The ending hints that the next book will take us to Chalethire, the city of great knights, and I'm excited to know more about it.

The plot contains massacres and brutal killings. A noteworthy amount of profane words and crude language are used throughout the book. However, they don't take away anything from the story, as these unsavoury elements are balanced by the pleasant and welcoming aspects of this extraordinary tale. I will recommend this book to fantasy lovers who are looking for an engaging new world and an outstanding cast of characters in a story containing political tension, magic, and mystery. However, readers must note that this novel cannot be read before finishing the first two novels in the series.

It's evident that the book is professionally edited, as I found only a few minor errors in the book. Because I liked this book from the beginning to the end and a lower rating is unjustified, I will give this book a perfect 4 out of 4 stars.

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Post by C Janet »

I have only read the first book in this series, but I'll read the second one as soon as I get the chance. The third book sounds great. Thanks for your wonderful review!
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I haven’t read any of the books in the series and might have to pass on this one. Fantasy books don’t usually cut it for me. However, you have beautifully described this book perfectly. Amazing review 🥳
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I read first two books and gave up on the series. Your positive review makes me want to pick up the third book. I am most interested in reading about Galen's character development. Thank you for the encouraging review.
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I am planning on reading this series and from your review, I note that this is the third book. Can you kindly tell me the name of the first book in this series?. Thanks for your great review. I loved it.
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J Edwards wrote: 17 Nov 2021, 07:32 I am planning on reading this series and from your review, I note that this is the third book. Can you kindly tell me the name of the first book in this series?. Thanks for your great review. I loved it.
The first book is called 'We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies'.
I'm sure you'll enjoy the series.
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I think the author has brilliantly conceived an entire fictional world. Everything seems very convincing. Thanks for the good review.
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Since I am not one to be bothered by brutal killings, massacres and profane language, I will certainly read this book. I have been seeing it around but chose to ignore it but your impeccably written review has subdued my inhibitions. Thanks
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Ill have to read this series. It seems quite intriguing. Thanks for a great review! :D
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Thanks for your lovely review. Can I read this even though I haven't read the first two in the series? I was interested in this book but I can't seem to find time to read the entire series.
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Hana_Fabro wrote: 13 Dec 2021, 01:18 Thanks for your lovely review. Can I read this even though I haven't read the first two in the series? I was interested in this book but I can't seem to find time to read the entire series.
You need to read the first 2 books before reading this third instalment.
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Post by Ruchi Raina »

Galen sounds like a great responsible man. But considering, I am yet to read the first two, I would have to skip one. Still thanks for the amazing review!
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Well done, after reading this review, I now have an urge to read all the fantasy line series🤗
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I was a bit disappointed with book two but I hope to pick up from book three. Thank you for an informative review!
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Post by bhattuc »

Fantasy books have to have a strong story line and material to amuse the readers so that they yearn for the other books in the series. From the review it appears that this one is quite up to the mark and deserves a look.
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