Hey there sweet thannngggg!
I am back with another review because your girl here is playing some serious catch up.
It is about time I reviewed this book for Zack! He is an incredibly writer and such a nice chap. I have actually read this book twice, once via paperback and once via audio. Which is FREAKING EXCEPTIONAL.
Anywho, onto the book..
A few facts about this book:
- Title: Stones of Light
- Author: Zack Argyle
- Series: Threadlight
- Published by Zack Argyle
- Pages: 342
Here are a few things you can expect from this book…
- A book that keeps on getting better;
- Brilliant character growth;
- Faster pace;
- More intense battles; and
- Stunning prose!
On to the full review…
This book ticks so many boxes for me it isn’t even fair! Ahh who am I kidding? Of course it is fair because Zack can write!
Let’s start with box number one that has been ticked…THE COVER!
Oh. My. Word. Give me a moment…
This book cover has me thirsting to get into it pages like…mmm, well never mind. Imma keep this PG. Where were we? Oh yes, THE COVER! It is quite literally perfection, not so different to its contents too I might add. The style, its stunning colours and the art itself. It is a fantasy book nerds wet dream. Annnnnd the cover for book three has been revealed to which quite frankly is just as stunning…
I think one of the biggest strengths of this book is that the writing is so accessible. This story has a fairly complex plotline and has several elements that all go their own ways, but these always manage to link back and at no point is the writing or the story overbearing. You can see the work that Zack has put into this book and ensuring it all works coherently. Which is essential considering how much more we learn in Stones of Light. We see more of this incredible world. We witness more of its magic and lore. Zack gives us ALL the goods!
Zack’s writing is also beautiful, it isn’t too flowery, nor is it bland or boring. It falls perfectly on the scale of descriptive. Oh, and if you like highlighting your kindle, chances are you will find several gems in Zack’s writing. There is without doubt lessons to be learnt in this book, which brings me on to the characters because these are all lessons they are facing.
In this instalment we also see more to all of our characters. Each one has grown that much more, even some of the smaller characters have shown delightful growth. I think this goes hand in hand with the increase in pace this book. The characters are constantly moving and being tested, which in turn shows us more of their minds. How they deal with the situations and what their responses are. Their interactions with new people and threats and revisiting those we were teased of in book one!
I think it is safe to say this is another series which shows you just how a second book should be done!
In summary, I loved this book. I read it when it first came out and listened to it when the audio became available and I have to say it gets better with every read!
Now, if you read my review of Voice of War you will know I ADORE Adam Gold’s narration. This still stands, he once again created a masterpiece.
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I have this and Book One in HB and they are so dang beautiful! I cant wait to get Book Three!