January 30, 2020

#BookReview: The Last Sun (The Tarot Sequence #1) by @KDEdwards_NC

Synopsis: Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment's missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home.

With his companion and bodyguard, Brand, he questions Addam's relatives and business contacts through the highest ranks of the nobles of New Atlantis. 

But as they investigate, they uncover more than a missing man: a legendary creature connected to the secret of the massacre of Rune's Court.

In looking for Addam, can Rune find the truth behind his family's death and the torments of his past?


Rating: ★★★★★
My Review: First off if you don't know anything about the Tarot you might want to brush up with a run down of the Major Arcana.  Luckily I know all about the Tarot so I didn't have any issues with that.  But for the general public of readers you might have a slight issue since if you don't know about the Tarot you will loose some of the connections that this book has with it.  But, its worth it if you don't know!! I would not let this one pass you by!!  I was pulled in by the first page and I finished this one then started book two within 30 minutes of finishing this book one.  I have to say that my husband wasn't to happy with me since I kept the light on for most of the night and into the daylight hours.  But who needs sleep anyway? 

The world building in this one will blow you away!! For a book that was only 368 pages I have to say that the author did a killer job bringing this world to life. I would love to see artwork etc for this.  Because it was just described so well I thought I was living this journey right along with the characters.  

I am really not all to sure what else to say about this one.  I loved the characters and the story and couldn't put it down.  If urban fantasy is your thing or if you are thinking it might be your thing then you should totally read this one!! 

Edwards's gorgeous debut presents an alternate modern world that is at once unusual and familiar, with a grand interplay of powers formed by family and the supernatural. Intriguing characters, a fast-paced mystery, and an original magical hierarchy will immediately hook readers, who will eagerly await the next volume in this urban fantasy series. (Library Journal (STARRED review))Edwards’s debut combines swashbuckling action, political intrigue, and romance into a fast-paced and enjoyable adventure…. Intriguing worldbuilding and appealing characters set the stage and pique the reader’s interest for sequels. (Publishers Weekly)Jaw-dropping worldbuilding, fluent prose, and an equal blend of noir and snark make for that most delicious of fantasy adventures, an out-of-this-world tale that feels pressingly real. A smart and savvy joy. (A. J. Hartley, New York Times–bestselling author of the Steeplejack series and the Cathedrals of Glass series )A fast, fun urban fantasy in a wonderfully original world, full of slam-bang magic and interesting characters. (Django Wexler, author of 'The Thousand Names' )Absolutely sensational. Edwards takes all the familiar pawns of urban fantasy and makes royalty of them in his debut. We’re invited into an alternative, historical world of staggering breadth and realization. The central characters, Rune and Brand, combine the loyalty of Frodo and Samwise with the sacrilege of a pairing like Tyrion and Bronn. When thrown in beside fascinating magical systems, breathtaking prose, and a relentless plot—this is the tale of Atlantean magic we didn’t know we wanted. (Scott Reintgen, author of 'Nyxia' )This is a highly enjoyable read: take the witty noir of Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man, kick it to an alternate present day, add equal portions of action and magic, garnish with a sprig of romance, and you have The Last Sun. A great recipe. (Eric Scott Fischl, author of 'Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show' )Sharp dialogue, plus characters you want to follow around just to see what happens next . . . What’s not to love? (Ferrett Steinmetz, author of 'Flex' )Sharp dialogue, plus characters you want to follow around just to see what happens next . . . What’s not to love? (Ferrett Steinmetz, author of 'Flex' )

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