Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway | HORIZON by Fran Wilde
Welcome to Mother/Gamer/Writer for the Horizon Blog Tour. For today’s tour stop, please enjoy my review of this engrossing fantasy, an excerpt from the novel, and enter for your chance to win a set of the books!
I received this book for free from the mentioned source in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.
Horizon by Fran Wilde
Series: Bone Universe #3
Published by: Tor on September 26th 2017
Format: ARC, Hardcover
Source: Blog Tour
View on: Goodreads
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About the Book:
A City of living Bone towers crumbles to the ground and danger surrounds. Kirit Densira has lost everything she loved the most―her mother, her home, and the skies above. Nat Brokenwings―once Kirit's brother long before the rebellion tore them apart―is still trying to save his family in the face of catastrophe. They will need to band together once more to ensure not just own survival, but that of their entire community.
Jumping into the end of a trilogy is never easy. Especially one as rich and vivid as the Bone Universe by Fran Wilde. Having not read the previous two books, Updraft and Cloudbound, I really had no idea what to expect. But, the amazing cover and synopsis drew me in and the fantasy lover inside of me could not resist.
Horizon is told from multiple perspectives: Macal, Kirit, and Nat. Being a lover of the first person perspective, I dove right into to each magical point of view. I will admit though, that not having read the other novels, it did take me a moment to fully understand the world and its heartbeat. Some might even say Horizon is more science fiction than fantasy with a steampunk-ish feel, which to the authors’ credit, shows how much of an amazing writer she is. The world Wilde created is gritty, raw, intense, and full of mystery and moving (almost living) cities. Within each page, readers can feel the urgency of the characters and their fight for survival. There are a lot of strong personalities in the story, each one fighting to save their home. And navigating these cities, either by sky or on the ground, is no easy task.
If you are wanting a fantasy that speaks on ecological desolation, climate catastrophe, deadly air battles, towers that fall from the sky, and characters that will make you root for them, then I highly recommend Horizon. Although I do suggest, start at the beginning (as I wish I had) so that you can fully appreciate the magnificence that is the Bone Universe. Overall, it’s a fantastic read for teens and adults alike.
Excerpt from HORIZON by Fran Wilde © 2017
3 Winners will receive a Set Copy of Bone Universe Series (3 Books in Total) UPDRAFT, CLOUDBOUND and HORIZON
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