Title: The Deathless (The Deathless Trilogy, Book 1)
Author: Peter Newman
Release Date: June 14th 2018
From the Gemmell Award-winning author of THE VAGRANT, a thrilling new series of power, intrigue, and magic.
Creatures lurk in the endless forests of the Wild, plucking victims from those who scratch a living by the sides of the great Godroads, paths of crystal which provide refuge from the infernal tide.
Humanity’s protectors reign within crystal castles held aloft on magical currents – seven timeless royal families, born and reborn into flawless bodies. As immortal as the precious stones from which they take their names, they fight to hold the Wild at bay. For generations a fragile balance has held.
AND THE DAMNED…
House Sapphire, one of the ancient Deathless families, is riven by suspicion and grief. Their hunting expeditions against the Wild are failing and entire villages have begun to disappear.
Then, when assassins strike, House Sapphire shatters.
NOTHING LASTS FOREVER
The Deathless is a very interesting fantasy read. The world the author has created is different and unique. I really liked the use of crystals and houses. The beginning was a little slow going for me. There are multiple story lines happening all at once. That didn’t throw me off. It was the pacing, which I knew was part of the story building. Once it hit a certain point, I was rapidly page turning to see what would happen next. The characters were well written. There were some I preferred reading about more than the others. A lot of them surprised me. It’s a good thing. The story is intriguing and unique. There was a great build up and I wasn’t disappointed. There are some twists that even I didn’t see coming. Once I finished, I just kind of sat there like “whoa” because it was that good.
As a whole, this is a wonderful read. It has fantasy and action. Some really good twists. I look forward to reading the next book! This was the first book I’ve read by this author and I enjoyed his writing style and I look forward to reading more of his work. I give this 4 stars.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*