Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Book Review: The Story Hunter by Lindsay A. Franklin

About the Book:

Redeeming the past is a fatal quest.

In the wake of a deadly coup, the capital city of Urian has descended into chaos. Heartbreak and bloodshed await Tanwen and her friends as they discover the unlikeliest leader now rules Tir.

If they want to save the realm, Tannie and the Corsyth weavers must rescue Queen Braith and unmask the Master, ending the strife once and for all. But the success of their hunt depends upon an ally no one trusts.

The Master has a new target in sight: fragile, trauma-scarred Digwyn, whose unique weaving ability could turn the tide of any war. When the desire for vengeance proves too powerful for Digwyn to resist, Tanwen must face a terrifying truth: the fate of Tir rests in the hands of a volatile, shattered girl

My Thoughts:

I binge-read The Weaver Trilogy by Lindsay A. Franklin and The Story Hunter capped off the series with a thrilling conclusion. I didn’t want to put this novel down. I loved seeing the culmination of relationships as well as certain characters finding redemption, confidence, and empowerment. Although the Corsyth weavers fight evil in all the books, The Story Hunter felt more gritty as the characters faced their own natural human vices (selfishness, envy, etc.) in addition to an outside evil force. The Story Hunter is my favorite book in the series.

Trigger warning: One of the characters has experienced sexual assault and it affects her actions and choices. The narrative includes some passionate, beautiful statements aimed at speaking truth and creating a healthy sense of empowerment. 

I recommend reading The Weaver Trilogy in order. The characters go through so much in this trilogy and I was sad to say goodbye to them. Their stories lingered in my mind for days and I expect to reread the series in the future.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the author or publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.

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