Monday, 2 April 2012

Review: Shadow's Master - Jon Sprunk


The northern wastes... 
A land of death and shadow where only the strongest survive. Yet that is where Caim must go to follow the mystery at the heart of his life. Armed only with his knives and his companions, he plunges into a world of eternal night where the sun is never seen and every hand is turned against him. 

Caim has buried his father’s sword and found some measure of peace, but deep in the north an unfathomable power lays waiting. To succeed on this mission, Caim will have to more than just survive. He must face the Shadow’s Master.

Series: Shadow Saga #3, Genre: Fantasy, Pages: 390, Published: March 2012, Publisher: PYR, Source: For review

My thoughts:
The end of this saga, and I do like that fact because a trilogy can be so good. Only 3 books and an ending close by. At the same time it's really sad, because it's only 3 books.

At the beginning of this book Caim is heading north, into unknown territory and everywhere there is danger, eternal darkness and the cold. With him he has 3 men. One who does not talk much, and two who only want wenches. Will he find his mother is the question, the Shadow's Master? And how on earth will he survive? because of these questions I am on the edge of my seat all the way through the book.

Caim is a favorite as always, yes I do have a soft spot for assassins. He does not say much, he has freaky shadows dancing around him and he is so good with weapons. And he comes with a fae woman who dances around him too, jumping in and out of his life. Who could not like Kit? And especially now when she has gone and fallen for him and they do make sense.

But this book is not only about Caim, we also see Empress Josey again who is trying to keep invaders out of her country. And the question here is also, Caim and her, over? Can both move on?

I am stuck again, this always happens when I enjoy a book, and when it's the last book. Because what more can I say? I liked the series, it was surprising at times, it was exciting, it was dark, and it was light. It had good baddies and they sure came from an interesting world. This last part was just as good as the previous books and it's with sadness I say goodbye. But it's also with a smile I end this series because not all managed to go out on top.

Conclusion:
It's a good fantasy series and I recommend it. It also has this easy way over it that makes it fun to read, a fast read and you'll enjoy every bit. With that I can only say, please write more Jon Sprunk :) 

Cover:
I like men in hoods ;)


44 comments:

  1. I'm so glad this was a winning trilogy for you! :D I can't wait to read this one next month. I'm like you, I want to know! :D Thanks!!

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    1. I hope you will enjoy it too!
      Now I just wish I had book 1 in print, you see I needed it fast and got it as an ebook..and I only borrow the e-reader every 4th month. Fail on my part, I should book 1 again ;)

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  2. Tell Monday to quit picking on me!!!!!

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    1. HEY! Monday! Yes I am talking to you! Do not pick on Chris or I will kick your ass

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    2. You better go kick it's ass, because it has been MEAN. :(

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    3. *shakes fist at Monday* I am coming to get ya!

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  3. I hope he writes more books very soon for his adoring readers :) Sometimes a series of a few books is much better than one that has run its course, and I'm sure we've all read some of those!

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    1. Oh yes..Evanovich, and a few other series. Cos of that I truly love trilogies

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  4. Oh I like these covers too. Sounds like a good fantasy trilogy. Oh I'll have to add it to my wishlist.

    Hey! You were reading in order too! :D

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    1. Oh Melissa, you do know that I never would read fantasy not in order ;)

      But other books, yes those I can haha

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  5. Sounds like a great end to a fun series!

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  6. Three books and it's finished? Win!
    I like the guys in hoods too :-)

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    1. They are the best ;) I love love them on covers

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  7. A nice fantasy is always something I want to add to my wish list! Thanks for your review!

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    1. I do love being a fantasy addict. I do not think any genre can ever win over it. I never love as I do with fantasy

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  8. Okey, I so need to borrow this series from the library... like now! :)

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  9. And the good thing about it is that all three books are out already... no more waiting :D

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    1. Totally! I hate hate hate waiting, it tears at my soul

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  10. I used to love trilogies too! I always knew there was an end in sight and at times I found myself not wanting some of them to end!

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    1. Not like a certain other fantasy series I am reading and loving, Wheel of time, oh I so want the end now

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  11. It sounds like a good fantasy series and cool cover too.

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  12. It looks like this series ended on a good note if you were sad that it ended.

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    1. It did :) So happy and sad to see it go at the same time

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  13. lol I like men in hoods ;) i do too lol
    thia sounds awesome adding to wishlist book1
    and yes it's sad saying good bye but remember this u had a heck of a fun time ^^

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    1. So true, It has been a good ride. At least I am happy cos I am not always happy when a series end if they start to suck

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  14. Sounds interesting. I have to admit, I like men in hoods too. LOL

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  15. I like assassins too. Perhaps I should add this series to my wish-list...

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    1. I do not know what's about them but I sure like reading about them

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  16. Mmm still sounds like a nice series, and I am sure this author will write more books :) Glad you enjoyed it so much.

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    1. Hopefully something new soon too ;)

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  17. I think I would enjoy Caim - I always enjoy darker characters and he seems like he has plenty of darkness:)

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    1. That he sure has ;) lots and lots of it..can't say more mowuhahahah

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  18. I'm always sad when I come to an end of a series but this one does sound very good.

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  19. It's okay...I have a soft spot for assassins and men in hoodies. haha. :) I'm glad this was a good ending for you.

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    1. Lol, good that I am not the only one ;)

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  20. Sexy assasin, in a hooded cloak. Love love love it. Thanks for posting such a great review. I haven't heard of this series before but now I have to go find it. =)

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    1. You're welcome :)
      And there is just something about those sexy assassins

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  21. Another one that goes to my TBR, ok not this one but the first one in this series.

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    1. Yay on the 1st one. I hope you get to read it one day

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