Monday, 4 August 2014
Review: The Shadow's Curse by Amy McCulloch
It took me a while to actually getting round to reading this series, so the minute I finished The Oathbreaker's Shadow I immediatley dove into The Shadow's Curse, eager to see what would happen with the characters I had begun to get emotionally attached to.
The Shadow's Curse follows the different paths of Raim and Wadi. Raim is still trying to get Wadi back, but also has his own paths to follow, paths that become much more important and urgent than trying to find Wadi.
Wadi finds herself stuck with Khareh, being held captive without the constant chains and shackles but still unable to escape. She finds herself tasked with sending letters to various leaders on Khareh's behalf and is a person that he will also confide in, and occasionally show his real side to.
The Shadow's Curse was far more enjoyable than the previous book. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing some old faces, and also seeing how far some of the characters have come from the first book. The descriptive writing for the scenes, the landscape, the places they visited, was remarkable and makes me wish they were real places I could visit, just a short bus ride away. The characters were just as remarkable as they were in The Oathbreaker's Shadow, and some even more so towards the end of the book.
The plot for The Shadow's Curse was more gripping and suspenseful and I was quickly immersed into this world once again. The ending for The Shadow's Curse was perfect for the characters, my only issue was I really wanted to see what happens when all the promise stones are retrieved. Overall The Shadow's Curse was an enjoyable read and a great finale for this series.