As heroines go, Askari isn’t the most lovable—she’s downright antisocial sometimes. But in a world where megafauna rule the day AND the night, humans have to stick together. Even when they don’t like each other much.
Zero sexy times in this YA action romp, despite the opportunities presented by the titular tentacles and/or teeth. Fun book anyway. The gore level and violence are bit more than the Hobbit or Narnia, but nothing that the average YA reader hasn’t seen before—on par with Hunger Games on that score.
While I wouldn’t want to live in the terrifying world that Ariele Sieling built, but I admire her heroine’s tenacity and independent spirit. Looking forward to the rest of the series. 🦑
I’ve finally figured out what kind of books I want to recommend. They’ll mostly be on brand for me (grimdark). They’ll all be fantasy (of both the constructed/second world and urban varieties). And they’ll all be authors you’ve never heard of. Because Jim Butcher, Joe Abercrombie, Larry Correia, and Faith Hunter don’t need me to promote them. But indies like me who’re just getting started deserve much more love and attention, because it’s harder for them to get started and harder to finish their books. The world needs more stories and more diversity in its stories than dino pub in New York could ever produce.
If you’d like a free read of that sort, the prequel to the Temple of Vengeance quadrilogy is yours for the taking, Death Descends.