‘A Strong Finale’

Self-Publishing Review has unveiled their review of From Blood Reborn. Here is a portion of it:

After the long introspective dark tea-time of the soul of the second part, Hopeless PasturesFrom Blood Reborn comes back strong, its cast hardened by their losses, and firm in their resolve to fix the world that rots around them. As most good trilogies, the book is a strong finale and pushes its characters to their limit without hesitation. Each chapter is tense yet bleak, but the small victories that come with each crossed bridge and hurdle are drunk in by the weary narrator, and the small glimmer of hope he becomes charged with shines on through each terrifying step.

The world built by Soares is one filled with death as an every day occurrence, and the background of constant mourning while never giving up is expressed well in his minimal, practical descriptions tinged with honest emotion from the narrator. The writing keeps in character well while remaining in good novel prose. A now-old man with nothing to live for besides his renewed faith that those around him can be saved, is well shown in action and writing, something which is best demonstrated as the story comes to its last pages. A long, winding journey is kept sparse with attention to the interesting details, maintaining a fast pace that carefully takes in the conceptual beauty of every scenario without falling into the whimsical or overcooked.

As always, Soares shows his competence in writing and as the final part of his series I can’t suggest anything other than buying the entire trilogy to see the story from start to finish. Each book so far has felt definitely leading into the next, and even if you were otherwise somewhat aware of the story of the previous two I would strongly suggest getting a feel of the previous installments first-hand before moving into the finale.

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