reviews
From Cold Ashes Risen (The War Eternal # 3) by Rob J. Hayes 30, Jul

Click here to read my review of The Lessons Never Learned (The War Eternal # 2) by Rob J. Hayes. 

From Cold Ashes Risen is the third book in the War Eternal fantasy series by Rob J. Hayes. As the concluding volume, it follows an angry sorcerer, named Eska. After losing everything important to her, Eska discovers dark secrets about her world and sets out for revenge against those who have wronged her. 

This is the first time I’ve finished an independently published fantasy series. It won't be the last. With this trilogy, Rob cemented his place as one of my favourite authors. Not just of 2020, but of all time. While this third book doesn't reach the emotional heights of book two, it is an immensely satisfying, well-written conclusion. 

Never Die (The Mortal Techniques) by Rob J. Hayes - Book Review 21, Jul

Never Die was brilliant. It had it all. Fearsome katana action? Tick. Hilarious interactions between bandits and heroes alike? Tick. Instantly likeable characters? Tick. A spooky young boy who can bring heroes back from the dead? Ti- okay maybe not the criteria you seek in every book but Never Die was a completely unique and fun read. If you're looking for a fantasy read after playing Ghost of Tsushima be sure to check this out. 

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4.5/5 stars

(Warning: this review contains spoilers)

I must say, typically I don't like sequels as much as the first book. However, The Lessons Never Learned is an exceptional follow-up to Along the Razor's Edge, and I admit I like it even better.