Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher on Netgalley. Thanks! All opinions are my own!
Book: Cast In Wisdom
Author: Michelle Sagara
Book Series: The Chronicles of Elantra Book 15
Publication Date: January 28, 2020
Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, some gore, some adult moments)
Synopsis: SOMETHING IS WAKING
The fiefs that exist at the heart of the city of Elantra are home to sentient Towers that guard the world against the incursion of Shadow. But between the fiefs exists the gray world of the border zone. In it, geography changes between one passage across a border and the next. The rules of magic are different there—and yet somehow familiar to Kaylin Neya.
When a Shadow escapes, Kaylin must find out how…and why. If Shadows can breach the barrier erected by the Towers, the whole of Elantra will be devoured. It’s happened on other worlds. Bellusdeo, Kaylin’s Dragon companion, absolutely believes it can happen on theirs.
The border zone holds secrets and ancient histories, and people are gathering there in search of its power. Without even understanding what that power is, or why it exists, Kaylin is in a desperate race against time to find those secrets first. She doesn’t know who her enemies are. She doesn’t know how many she’ll face. But she won’t face them alone.
Review: So… I didn’t know this was part of a series. It’s number 15 in the series. But fortunately, this was easy to get into. The world is complex and amazingly well built. The characters are also well developed. The book is also well written.
However, I felt like the pacing was a bit too fast for me and jumping into the middle of the series left me confused with some plot points, but it was fairly easy to catch on. I also felt that the book was a bit longer than it needed to be, but that’s personal preference.
Verdict: I wish I had started the series at the beginning, but pretty great book!