Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review: All is Fair by Emma Newman

All is Fair

Author: Emma Newman
Publisher: Angry Robot
Series: The Split Worlds #3
Pages: Paperback, 416 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: September 24, 2013


In love and war nothing is safe.

William Iris struggles to keep the throne of Londinium whilst hated by his own court and beset by outsiders, while Cathy discovers the legacy of her former governess. But those who dare to speak out about Society are always silenced. Sometimes for good.

While trying to avoid further torments from the mercurial fae, Sam finds himself getting tangled in the affairs of the Elemental Court. But an unexpected offer from the powerful and enigmatic Lord Iron turns out to be far more than Sam bargained for.

Max and the gargoyle are getting closer to uncovering who is behind the murder of the Bath Chapter and the corruption in London and Max finds the gargoyle’s controversial ideas harder to ignore. Can he stay true to his sworn duty without being destroyed by his own master, whose insanity threatens to unravel them all?


All is Fair is a good end to a great debut series.
I really love Newman's writing. It's beautiful, subtle and imaginative.
The world building of the series, is fabulous. And in each book Newman added slowly more and more to it. Beautifully and skillfully done.
The character building was good again. I loved how they all changed over the corse or the series and took on things for themselves.
My biggest issue though was the plot, lots of action again. There were lots of questions to be answered, I got all my answers. But the end felt so rushed. Like Newman was suddenly in a hurry to rap it up.
And it was rapped up a bit to fast and to conveniently. Everything suddenly fell in place and was sorted.
Pity, this could have been a 5Star series for me.
Still its an amazing series, astounding debut and I am looking forward to Newman's next books
A must for fantasy lovers!


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