Shattersteel by Benjamin Sriduangkaew

Disclaimer: I received this e-book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: Shattersteel

Author: Benjamin Sriduangkaew

Book Series: Her Pitiless Command Book 3

Rating: 4/5

Diversity: Multiple characters and LGBTQUIA2S+ relationships

Recommended For…: science fiction, fantasy, LGBTQUIA2S+

Publication Date: December 14, 2021

Genre: Science Fiction

Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, gore, romance)

Explanation of CWs: There is lots of violence and gore in the book. There is also some romance in this book.

Publisher: Apex Publications

Pages: 162

Synopsis: For her entire life, Nuawa has made herself a weapon to assassinate the Winter Queen.

She failed. Her secrets are laid bare and she has lost everything.

The queen keeps Nuawa as a tool, and soon a sacrifice as she brings her ultimate goal to fruition: to harness the divine power of her makers that’ll make her lover General Lussadh immortal.

But Nuawa isn’t done fighting yet. She has one final chance—and she will take it, trading her soul to try one last time to end winter’s eternity… even if it means she must lose Lussadh forever.

Review: For the most part this was a wonderful book. I felt like the world building was wonderfully written and the characters well developed. The plot was amazing and it kept me intrigued in the story. I also loved all of the sci-fi elements and queer representation used!

However, I did think that the book was too detailed. There were passages where the author went on a bit too long in her detail of the work. I also felt that the pacing suffered from the detailed passages, in which the book slowed down so painfully slow. The book is also a 3rd in the series and I wasn’t aware of that at first. I would like to see how the other books fair against this one.

Verdict: It was good, just long winded!