#BookReview: Liars and Thieves by D Wallace Peach @Dwallacepeach
Hi everyone. Today, I have a book review for you by an author new to me, D Wallace Peach. I loved this read so much that I’ve now added her other books to my ereader and eagerly await her next book in this series.
About the Book:
Behind the Veil, the hordes gather, eager to savage the world. But Kalann il Drakk, First of Chaos, is untroubled by the shimmering wall that holds his beasts at bay. For if he cannot cleanse the land of life, the races will do it for him. All he needs is a spark to light the fire.
Three unlikely allies stand in his way.
A misfit elf plagued by failure—
When Elanalue Windthorn abandons her soldiers to hunt a goblin, she strays into forbidden territory.
A changeling who betrays his home—
Talin Raska is a talented liar, thief, and spy. He makes a fatal mistake—he falls for his mark.
A halfbreed goblin with deadly secrets—
Naj’ar is a loner with a talent he doesn’t understand and cannot control, one that threatens all he holds dear.
When the spark of Chaos ignites, miners go missing. But they won’t be the last to vanish. As the cycles of blame whirl through the Borderland, old animosities flare, accusations break bonds, and war looms.
Three outcasts, thrust into an alliance by fate, by oaths, and the churning gears of calamity, must learn the truth. For they hold the future of their world in their hands.
A fantastic fantasy read.
I haven’t read this author before and came across this book during its launch tour on varioius blogs on the web. I am so pleased I picked it up and bumped it up my to-read list. I only put it down because life forced me to, lols.
As I read, a few lines stood out for me. I share three here:
1. A clocktower rang the hours, and when night crept into the alleys, he follwed on its heels.
2. Though goblins were permitted anywhere in the Borderland, their right to breathe didn’t equate to a warm welcome.
3. He possessed the ambition of a well-fed cat on a sunny sill.
At the beginning, a dark force attempts to break the veil. When he’s unsuccessful, he sets off events that will have the three races fight and destroy each other for him. The political intrigue, machinations, and manipulations are well written and gripping. And the world-building is wonderfully done, as is the characterisation.
I eagerly await the second book in the series. This book so moved me that I’ve now added D Wallace Peach’s other books to my ereader.
A solid five stars from me.
NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.
5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! — Highly Recommended.
4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.
I’d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by 🙂