Sums it up really. What makes Pestilence great is the characters. What makes War great was Laura’s ability create strong, yet vulnerable characters, coupled with daring to ask if humanity is even worthy of redemption. It will be interesting to see what happens next t with Famine.
Side not, and personal nitpick. There was a lot more sex in War than Pestilence, and I found myself skimming these sections. If you are easily offended by this sort of content, maybe stir clear.
Yay!!! finally book 2,felt like the years that had gone by since the first horseman arrived, loved the the female character, tough, sassy Miriam tolerates/hates War to begin with but eventually loves/surrenders to him, the landscape in the story is in war torn countries that we are all familiar with like the gaza strip,so the human tragedy, is possibley more accepted by some, but not most.CANT WAIT FOR FAMINE.
I don’t know what to say.. War’s book was so much more epic and I don’t have to words but it was three times some much more interesting and such a page turner than Pestilence. All that strong spirit and stubbornness between War and Miriam was so amazing and such a great story they had, fighting against War all the time, Miriam was such a strong character. Seeing all the love and fighting of the husband and wife was Both funny and sweet. Throughout the whole book War always showed his love, his care and his interest in Miriam and her personality, as we keep on seeing this when she tries to kill him and all those betrayal acts she does against the Cam, however, through it all War does not give up on her and becomes more and more impressed and in love with her personality. He loves her strong will, even if it does test his patience most of the time, this shows how deep his love is... after all he does give up his immortality and sword for the live of his wife and then unborn daughter. What an amazing man. I loved War’s and Miriam’s story and I don’t know if Laura can top their story in the next book, Famine. Well done for this amazing and epic story Laura, I cannot wait to read what you have next up your sleeves. You are going to be the death of us all before we even get to read Death. :)
First of all, wowie that cover is so damn good. And just like the rest of the book, the story does not disappoint. Loved it.
War is not a ‘good guy’. War is a human manifestation of actual war. This is violence and bloodshed, and much conflicted feelings with romance scattered throughout. Set in an dystopian earth where the four horsemen of apocalypse have been sent to bring man their final judgement. This is a great follow up to book 1 Pestilence, which can be read as a standalone but is setting up for what is turning out to be my favourite new series. I don’t want to say much else because I found it is much betting going in blind and not knowing anything about it and being swept away by the story. I really felt for the main character Miriam and the trials and conflicts she faces.
I enjoyed this book almost as mich as Pestilence. War is a very different horseman from the first and as such the whole dynamic is changed. I really loved the setting - I dont think I have ever read a book that spanned the middle east before and I wonder where the next will go!
My only real gripe with the book is the troupe at the end which is the catalist for change. It was a story angle I am not into, but thats a personal taste thing I think.
If you’ve read Pestilence then you already know how good this book will be. And it did not disappoint. Thalassa is one of my favourite authors and she continues to delight with the second instalment of the series. As always, highly recommended.