I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is also spoiler free!
A Reaper of Stone
Written by Mark Gelineau and Joe King
Genre: Young Adult/High Fantasy/Fantasy
Publisher: Gelineau and King
Release Date: September 18, 2015
Recommended Age: 12 and up!
A Lady is dead. Her noble line ended. And the King’s Reaper has come to reclaim her land and her home. In the marches of Aedaron, only one thing is for certain. All keeps of the old world must fall.
Elinor struggles to find her place in the new world. She once dreamed of great things. Of becoming a hero in the ways of the old world. But now she is a Reaper. And her duty is clear. Destroy the old. Herald the new.
I had heard a lot of good things about this novella and NetGalley had it so I decided to request it from them.
This book was really well written and I feel like a lot of work went into creating the world which was really well developed. And for a really short book, there was a lot of information that was given to us.
This book begins when Elinor and Conbert first meet. Their meeting is done perfectly. Elinor is determined to make her way in the world which is run by snobby royals. Conbert is a little older and he is a kind royal who learns to never underestimate her.
Elinor is a strong, likeable female character. She quickly became my favorite character because of her strength. She had a firm relationship with some of the other characters.
I wished that they had had more insight into the old beliefs and more about how they influenced some of the characters but since it was a Novella it was hard. Despite that, I was impressed with how the authors managed to create a vivid depiction of the world within the constraints of a short novella. I am so excited about this series but I wish they could have been full length novels. There’s not much to say about this novella as it was really short and I really enjoyed it.
There was no romance in this book which actually made me pretty happy. It’s good to get a break once in awhile and this book seriously gave me that short break that I really needed. I can’t wait for the next one!
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Crowns