Filip picked up his first fantasy novel when he was seven and hasn’t stopped reading since. A critical reader who judges novels on their technical use of language and plot alike, he has a soft spot for literary fiction and tragic, heroic tales.
In his free time, Filip writes fiction, makes gaming reviews on YouTube, and maintains a personal blog. All that when he’s not too busy going through piles of books in as short a time as possible.
MD Presley’s second novel in the Sol’s Harvest series is a solid follow-up to The Woven Ring. It develops the plot of the first novel in unexpected and surprising ways in the present while constructing a part of the world that was only hinted at in the past; yup, dual narratives a la Sanderson’s Stormlight Archives are back once again!
Some Spoilers for Book 1, Priest of Bones, below. I've tried to keep them to a minimum but it's been out for a year and I've permitted myself some liberty in discussing a few points of that novel's plot.
Symphony of the Wind is impressive in its scope, a novel that’s intricate in its characters and ambitious in its worldbuilding; more impressive is the fact that it’s Steven McKinnon’s first self-published book. Ambition, McKinnon certainly does not lack.