Wardstone Trilogy Book 2
I was so excited to start this book after finishing The Sword and the Dragon. This is definitely a series I would recommend reading in order, even though Mathias does a pretty good job at including enough information that you can get by reading them as stand alone titles.
To get the most from the trilogy, I would read them in order. You’ll get a chance to know the characters in the first book, but the second book just continues to build on the characters. This book doesn’t add much growth or mature the characters since this book starts off right after The Sword and the Dragon ended. I do wish there was a bit more substance to the characters, as I sometimes found it difficult to care about them.
For being a book that falls into the “epic fantasy” genre, I think the trilogy is pretty good! I’ve read a lot of fantasy and science fiction, and Mathias has a way of hooking you in thats unlike a lot of other self-published authors in this genre.
He is descriptive on the plot, dragging you into amazing imagery that many fantasy authors just cannot do. Some may find him wordy, or complain about much detail something is described, but I think it was the perfect amount, considering he’s introducing you into a whole other world.
I’m not a fan of the romance parts of the book, but I didn’t pick the book up for romance, I picked it up to continue the plot from book one, knowing this was a fantasy/science fiction series. I think this is a 4/5.
Check out the other books in the trilogy!