“A man with a destiny is a man who fears nothing.”
Black Sun is everything you want from epic high fantasy. The writing reminded me of GRRM’s A Song of Ice and Fire series where you get alternating chapters of seemingly unrelated characters and in this case multiple timelines. This was expertly done. Like with the Game of Thrones series, I was frustrated when each chapter ended because I wanted more. That helped me to fly through the chapters to see where each character went and how these stories would all come together.
Serapio, Xiala and Naranpa are all equally complex and compelling characters. I loved unveiling their back stories as well as the arcs their characters took as their circumstances changed. The story tackled real moral conundrums, the corruption of power, the inequity of race and socioeconomic status and the power of love and loyalty. The magic and mythology was beautiful and engrossing.
The worst part about this book is that it wasn’t 500 pages longer! After that ending I am dying for the next book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is my favorite read of the year so far, what’s yours?