Friday, July 6, 2018
Review: Smoke and Iron
I have to confess I initially thought that Smoke and Iron would be the final book in this series and groaned a little when I saw that there would be a fifth book. But as I read the story, another one seemed like a great idea. Rachel Caine's world is so fascinating and it's easy to see how she could create another series or two about the origins of the Library and the people who swear to protect it.
Happily, this isn't a book where the epic creation of countries and societies makes up for lackluster characters. Caine has put together a large cast of characters, but it's never difficult to remember who is who and each one grows and changes as the story progresses. The characters have specific strengths, but they also have some big flaws that could ruin everything.
Rachel Caine has written a great series with a world that comes to life before your eyes and characters you have to cheer along their journey. I will certainly be reading the final book to find out what happens to this unlikely bunch of people who will fight to the end for the fate of the Library and for each other.
Smoke and Iron
The Great Library #4
By Rachel Caine
Berkley July 2018
Read via Netgalley
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I haven't read this series! Honestly, I am not too familiar with the books. Five seems pretty daunting, but I'd rather have a longer series where everything is fleshed out than a shorter series where the plot is wrapped up too quickly. I also love novels with a large cast of characters, so I just might have to check the books out!ReplyDelete