In the ashes of his fallen Empire, the vestigial Prince of the Landfolk, Zand Feralitor fights to regain his lands from the dreaded Skyfolk conquerors. He will stop at nothing to free his people from slavery and famine. But what is Zand to do if the allies he seeks prove worse than the enemies he wishes to destroy?
Meanwhile, on the Sky kingdoms above, Atlis, a young slave turned Assassin Hunter for a powerful Skylord, grapples with a harrowing discovery about herself that threatens to undermine everything she has worked for. Atlis knows she is dancing into danger, for if the Skyfolk ever discover what she truly is, then it is surely a perilous fate that awaits her.
The Curse of the Skyfolk is a novel I was desperate to read ever since discovering it and caught my attention right away thanks to its description which alludes to a fallen empire and an uprising which intrigued me. Now and then a reader will come across that one book that blows them away, it is a somewhat generic term, but that is what The Curse of the Skyfolk did to me. That is why I am already going to recommend The Curse of the Skyfolk to you lovely readers, and yes, it may be early on in my review, but The Curse of the Skyfolk is a novel not to be missed!
The Curse of the Skyfolk for me was thrilling, captivating and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end. The Curse of the Skyfolk was captivating to me from the start thanks to the unique premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, Jamie Rowe who from the start hooked me with his unique story that was unlike anything I have read before. It is rare to find a fantasy novel that is refreshing, and it is even more challenging to discover a fantasy story that does not rely on gimmicks and ridiculous action sequences! The Curse of the Skyfolk does have action-packed moments; however, they are tasteful and in no way gimmicky which is always fantastic in a book!
The Curse of the Skyfolk is a breathtaking novel that will introduce the reader to the star of the book, Atlis. However, before you know more about Atlis, you must first learn that there is a fallen empire in this book and the Prince of the Landfolk, Zand Feralitor, is fighting to regain his land from the invaders – the Skyfolk. The reader will follow Zand as he tries to stop the famine and slavery all while finding allies he can trust. The reader will also be introduced to the star of the novel (in my opinion!), Atlis. Atlis is a slave turns Assassin for a Skylord however she has recently found out a shocking secret about herself that could one, change her life forever, but also put her in danger. This is the premise of the incredible The Curse of the Skyfolk, and it should not be missed book lovers!
The premise of The Curse of the Skyfolk is exceptional, original and unlike anything I have read before. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by Rowe wonderfully, and he does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes The Curse of the Skyfolk a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable.
Jamie Rowe is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp his reader’s attention from the first page. Rowe instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in fantasy novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust his reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with The Curse of the Skyfolk, the reader will not encounter this issue because Rowe instantly develops his characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.
Jamie Rowe is not only a brilliant writer for his ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but he is also an excellent author for his ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout his story that genuinely had me shocked at points! The combination of Rowe’s shocking twists and his explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them be able to visualize every detail, no matter how small.
Overall The Curse of the Skyfolk is a thrilling, compelling and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves fantasy then I implore you to read The Curse of the Skyfolk; it is a fast-paced, action adventure that should not be missed so have a read of the preview below and get reading!
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