Book Review: The Shadow of What Was Lost (Licanus #1) by James Islington
“Everyone has a darker nature. Good men fear it, and evil men embrace it.”
Excellent epic medieval fantasy. Large and varied cast with credible motivations and conflicts. Everyone has secrets; some don’t know their own. Good story telling. Conflicting views of reality add depth to a coming-of-age, gathering-the-team tale.
“The only secrets a mind cannot give up are those it doesn’t know.”
Nice cover art. Useless, unreadable map. (Available on line at: http://www.jamesislington.com/map.jpg.)
“All that will happen has already happened. It’s just that we are experiencing it through the lens of time.”
Congratulations on providing both a satisfying conclusion to this tale and hooks to draw the reader into the rest of the story. Few authors pull it off as well.
“Every man who holds a sword in his hand, holds murder in his heart.”
Thanks. This is a maybe for my list. Good review.
Yes, I think you’ll like it.