Adjacent Monsters #2
WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT
Prince of Woe…
Avaria Norrith is the adopted heir to the Ariathan throne. But that means little to a man who, for the better part of fifteen years, has sought and failed to earn his mother’s love. Fueled by pride and envy, Avaria seeks the means to prove himself and cast away his mental chains. When he’s tasked with the recreation of The Raven’s Rage he sees his chance, for with the infamous blade he can rewrite history and start anew.
Daughter of the Mountain…
Erath has not felt sunlight for a century. Not since Ariath condemned her people to a life of darkness with their misuse of The Raven’s Rage. But when an old friend comes seeking the remnants of the ancient sword, Erath cannot contain her curiosity and resolves to lend her aid. Is it true—can history be revised? Can her people be reclaimed?
Toll the Hounds…
They are hungry—and they are here.
WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK
Avaria and Erath are seeking The Raven’s Rage, a sword that has the power to alter history. They are aided in the journey by other souls however, everyone has their own reasons to start on a clean state. But the more important question is what will be the consequences of changing events in the past.
The World Breaker Requiem by Luke Tarzian was an utterly dark and intense fantasy full of splendid world-building. Tarzan conjures a bleak, wasted world through which Avaria and Erath must journey to find the Raven’s Rage. I could feel the visceral pain and misery that the characters felt.
Initially, I found the story confusing. There were names within names, past events tangling with present ones which kept the characters (and me) confused as to which/who was real. But as I kept on reading, things started becoming clearer and intriguing.
The World Breaker Requiem is undoubtedly an original tale, albeit a grim one. Also, I found it a tad slow-paced for my liking. I recommend this to dark fantasy lovers.
Genre: Fantasy || Pages: 219 || Published on 21st December 2021
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Many thanks to The Write Read Tours for organizing this blog tour. Many thanks to the publisher for my copy of the book. This does not affect my opinion on the book. I opted to provide an honest review on my blog.
Luke Tarzian was born in Bucharest, Romania. His parents made the extremely poor choice of adopting him less than six months into his life. As such, he’s resided primarily in the United States and currently lives in California with his wife and their twin daughters. Somehow, they tolerate him.
Unfortunately, he can also be found online and, to the dismay of his clients, also functions as a cover artist for independent authors.