I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
“Kingdom of the Void” is the first book in the “Romancing the Sword” series. I enjoyed the way Samuel Z Jones portrayed the characters. I really like the main character, Montesinos DeSilva, but I also liked the supporting cast. I found the bits of humor in some of the dialogue to be great. Overall, I give this book 3.5 STARS. I liked the adventure and the action in this story; I plan on reading the second book in this series, “Far Hrinor.”
The summary pretty much tells you the main points of this book, but just in case you haven’t seen the summary I will give you a brief recap.
DeSilva was raised by his aunt Eliana, the Warmistress of Silveneir. Eliana taught DeSilva how to fight with a sword. Silveneir was ruled by women and DeSilva’s aunt arranged for him to be married. DeSilva was supposed to be married to a lady from the Clan Kavnor, from another village. DeSilva did not want to be married to someone that he did not choose himself. He wanted to have his own freedom in choosing his wife, but nobody would hear of it. The only solution DeSilva found was to escape Silveneir and venture to a neighboring village of Daricia. Only once there, he realizes that there may be a lot more trouble in Daricia than an arranged marriage back home. To top off the trouble, DeSilva’s supposed bride has followed him. In the end, was escaping from home worth it? Is DeSilva going to have to marry her anyhow? Or is all the trouble in Daricia going to end the marriage, and DeSilva anyways? Find out in “Kingdom of the Void (Romancing the Sword, Book 1)” by Samuel Z Jones!
All in all, I rated this book 3.5 STARS. I found all the action to be great and I thought it was pretty cool to read about the powerful all women societies. I know that wasn’t so great for DeSilva, but as a reader it was nice. I liked the bits of magic in the story as well. The thing I didn’t like about this book was the vocabulary. It was really hard to keep track of all the places and their names. I was honestly confused about who was who and what was where. But, besides all that, I enjoyed this book and will read the second installment in the series, and possibly more of the author’s other work. Check out ‘Kingdom of the Void (Romancing the Sword, Book 1)” by Samuel Z Jones now!
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