Title: War of Storms (The Ryogan Chronicles #3)
Author: Erica Cameron
Genre: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure
Date Published: November 5th 2018
Goodreads Rating: 4.07
The immortal mages have risen, and they’re out for blood.
Khya arrived at the Ryogan coast too late to stop the invasion. Now, cities are falling before the unrelenting march of an enemy army, and Khya’s squad is desperately trying to stay ahead of them. Warning the Ryogans, though, means leaving her brother imprisoned even longer. Time is running out for everyone.
But how can her squad of ten stand against an army of ten thousand?
Calling in help from every ally she’s made in Ryogo, Khya tries to build a plan that won’t require sacrificing her friends or her brother. It’s a tough balance to find, especially when the leadership role she thought she wanted sits heavy on her shoulders, and her relationship with Tessen is beginning to crack under the strain.
The end is coming, and there’s no way to know who’ll be left standing when it hits.
How are you all??
This review is already two years late than expected. And I apologize for the author for not being diligent in posting my review of the book. When I managed to finish this book, I was immediately bombarded with requirements from university. So I’m only doing this now. I only got time because of the stay-at-home policy we have due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I hope you all understand.
Anyway, let’s start.
First thoughts on the book, I can’t believe this is the final battle of Khya and her squad. I am both excited and a little bit sad. This story has had me in a roller coaster with the characters and the plot twists and the mysteries.
I loved Khya’s development all throughout the series. She came from being an excellent mage and soldier to being an outstanding leader and very powerful fykina mage. I knew Khya is a powerful mage but her powers exceeded my expectations. She’s even more powerful than I thought. She’s found new things where she can use her powers and she put that in good use.
Also, it’s not just her powers that was great but also her leadership skills. From the start, I can feel that Khya would be a very great leader because she is such a good soldier and follower to her squad leader before her. And though she was pressured about being the new leader of the squad, she still managed to be a very good one.
All I can say is Khya made it to my list of badass female main characters.
The story and the other characters took a really great turn in this book. The things they did and sacrificed just to have their peaceful world in the end is not easy and small. There are deaths that hurt me the most and parts where I got mad. The feeling that I want to share something so bad but it’s kind of a spoiler and I don’t want to spoil anyone so I’ll just hold that information to myself; but know that I wasn’t expecting it to happen. I had high hopes for the squad. And it hurt me so much that my hope was crushed while I’m nearing the end of the book.
It’s saddening, really.
The diversity in the book is still here. The accommodation of the third sex is really one of the things I like about this book. It’s so normal for this world to have it. They are not looked down and ridicule and they are treated the same way as everyone which is how it should be. I hope I can read more books like this.
The ending, I am satisfied with it. I am glad that Tessen finally got what he wants from Khya since the first book. Seriously, I am glad that everyone is happy in the end. I didn’t felt like it was a cliffhanger style ending this time because I anticipated the Epilogue chapter. I was ready for it.
To wrap this is up, this is one hell of an epic fantasy adventure. I gotta be honest, I don’t easily add on the list of my favorite fantasy books especially if the elements are not the main magic, but this, this made my list. I love the adventure, I love the magic that is going on in here, I love the story, and I love the characters. I absolutely recommend this bessies! If you love fantasy book that has a lot of adventure and action, this is perfect for you.
P.S. I apologize for being almost 2 years late in posting this review.
After a lifelong obsession with books, Erica Cameron spent her college years getting credit for reading and learning how to make stories of her own. Erica graduated with a double major in psychology and creative writing from Florida State University and began pursuing a career as an author.
Erica is many things but most notably the following: writer, reader, editor, asexual, dance fan, choreographer, singer, lover of musical theater, movie obsessed, sucker for romance, Florida resident, and quasi-recluse. She loves the beach but hates the heat, has equal passion for the art of Salvador Dali and Venetian Carnival masks, has a penchant for unique jewelry and sun/moon décor pieces, and a desire to travel the entire world on a cruise ship. Or a private yacht. You know, whatever works.
Her debut novel, Sing Sweet Nightingale, released March 2014 and it was the first volume of The Dream War Saga. In May 2015, Erica and her co-author Lani Woodland launched the Laguna Tides series with Taken by Chance. Riptide’s new YA imprint Triton Books will release both books in the Assassins series, Discord and Nemesis, in 2016. The Ryogan Chronicles, a fantasy trilogy set to launch through Entangled Teen, will launch in 2017 with Island of Exiles.
Thanks for reading up to here, bessies. How about you? Have you read this book/series? What are your thoughts? Let’s talk in the comments!