Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
The Last Mortal Bond, the ending to Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne trilogy by Brian Staveley provides a great and fitting conclusion to the trilogy but at the same time it’s actually quite disappointing as the last book of the trilogy. This is a really hard book for me to review, there are a lot of factors I love and dislike at the same time. It’s in my opinion that out of the entire trilogy, this is the weakest installment. It’s still really good especially during the amazing climax scenes but sadly there are some parts that hindered the book from reaching its full potential. It will remain spoiler-free as always so you can read it and see for yourself if this trilogy is something that will work for you or not.
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
What a great improvement. Providence of Fire, the 2nd book in The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne trilogy was one of Goodreads nominee for best fantasy in 2015 and it’s for a good reason. Almost everything in the book, starting from plot progression, character development, actions, climax scenes, pacing and world-building are better than the first book in the series.
Rating: 4/5 Stars
To be honest, I knew next to nothing about ‘The Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne’ trilogy other than the gorgeous covers it have and some great praises from my trusted friends on Goodreads. That’s enough to made me enthusiastic about reading the trilogy and it’s suffice to say that The Emperor’s Blade, Brian Staveley’s debut work managed to meet my expectation differently. Brian used to teach history, religion and philosophy for 10 years before writing this debut novel and it’s really evident from the book that he knows his material strongly.