Along the Razors Edge by Rob Hayes

Along the Razor's Edge (The War Eternal #1)Along the Razor's Edge by Rob J. Hayes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a review copy of this from the author, many thanks to Rob Hayes

About the book:

Eskara was betryed by her lifelong best friend Josef and forced to surrender to the Terrelan Empire ending the war. They were then sentenced to The Pit, the unescapable forced labor prison camp that is a huge hole in the ground with no way out. The onlu problem is the Eskara has sworn vengence on those who put her in the pit but she must first find a way out.

At age 15, Eskara is one of the most powerful sorcerours around, able to use magic from 5 different sources, she is a mighty foe to have. After being betrayed and forced to surrender to the enemy she is stripped of her sources of magic and sent to The Pit to spend the rest of her life in a labor camp.

A few thoughts:

I enjoyed this book so much, every book I read from Rob is better than the last one and this new series looks to be very promising. Along the Razors Edge is written like a memoir, the main character is telling the story of how she got to where she is in her life. There are loads of things said that show some of the things she accomplished later in her life but enough is not said to keep you vested in the story.

The world building is accomplished mainly through flashbacks to earlier in her life before she was put into the pit, and I cant wait to see more of this world outside of the pit but the majority of this tale is placed in the prison. The author did do a wonderful job of crafting The Pit and I could feel the despair coming of the pages.

The magic system in this novel is one of my favorites. You have to ingest a source, a crystallized piece of magic and keep it in your stomach to be able to cast magic. The abilities that the sorcerours have when they are casting magic is limited to what they can think of.

Overall, this is one of the most fun books I have read this year. Rob has set the bar high to start this series I cant wait to see what happens next with Eskara.

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