Hello! Hello! This is the second review you get from this week.
Customary warning: This is a reminder that these are my personal opinions. My thoughts and feelings are not your thoughts and feelings. I may not always be the target audience for a book; sometimes I am. If I do not like a book, that doesn’t mean you’ll dislike it. If I love a book or simply like a book, you may hate it. Take everything I say with this knowledge. If it sounds interesting to you despite what I’ve said, then go ahead and read it. You’ll only know you like something if you read it yourself.
That being said… Spoilers ahead.
The Sky Weaver by Kirsten Cciccarelli
Synopsis From The Book
At the end of one world, there always lies another. Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the king of Firgaard—helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled nation.
Eris, a deadly pirate, has no such conviction. Known as the Death Dancer for her ability to evade even the most determined of pursuers, she possesses a superhuman power to move between worlds.
Now Safire and Eris—sworn enemies—find themselves on a common mission: to find Asha, the last Namsara. From the port city of Darmoor to the fabled faraway Star Isles, their search and their stories become woven ever more tightly together as they discover that the uncertain fate they’re hurtling toward just may be a shared one. In this world—and the next.
Initial Thoughts Before Reading:
I read this, shortly after finishing the second book and I realize with this one, that it too will not be about dragons. The fact that I waited so long to read all these dragon books and somehow messed up and had a book with only talks of dragons.
I think its peak irony.
Regardless, its a nice change of pace as I steam roll my way into the last week of the month with more than half my books left.
Initial Thoughts After Reading:
There were more dragons in this book than in the other ones, and for that… I’ll give it a pass. I finished the series and I don’t know how to feel actually. It was a ride, I’ll give it that. Also, all three of the cousin/siblings, ended up happily and that’s wonderful.
The book is told in two parts
The first is of Skye and Crow, a mortal girl and a god who fell in love. Crow gave up a part of his immortality for Skye, and she became the Skyweaver who turned souls into stars. Once immortal, she lost her memories, and imprisoned Crow. He ended up speaking to her, she got pregnant, and through the pregnancy remembered everything. Her story ends with her giving birth, her home being destroyed, and her hands cut off by the woman who had betrayed her.
Second story is of Eris and Safire.
Safire is Dax and Asha’s cousin. She meets Eris, a thief, after Eris steals a jewel that is supposed to help Roa’s people. Safire hunts her down and finds that Eris has to find Asha. Safire is kidnapped and Eris protects her from the pirates that do. The two are then kidnapped together, escape, and learn to understand each other a bit.
The truth comes out that Eris killed her people (she didn’t) and that the Empress wants the Namsara (to kill Eris, and keep the shadow god Crow imprisoned). The two fight and end up falling for each other and only after truths are revealed does Safire start fighting for her. But it is too late, Dax already supports the Empress because he needs the seeds the Empress can give Roa’s people.
Eris finds out she is the daughter of gods, and loses a hand. She then helsp the shadow god free, and the Empress dies. The world is saved. Eris becomes the new Skyweaver, and Safire joins her in happiness.
What I Liked:
Cont of Safire; I loved her in The Last Namsara, but I love her even more now.
Eris; He’s entertaining, and complicated. I’ll give her that. She was a fun protagonist to follow, more so than Safire in many ways.
Leandra; As a villain her motivation is silly, but understandable, as she is a god.
Skye and Crow; I liked this whole story. Best part of the book series 100%. This helps wrap up most of the whole world in terms of lore. I appreciated this.
What I Would Have Liked or Changed:
Safire and Eris; I wish I got a bit more for their relationship development, especially on Safire’s side.
“I left something behind.”
“Oh? And what’s that?”
“My heart.” – pg 391