Arc Review: The Lament of Sky by B. B. Wynter

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There once existed a collective of Gods called the Duwaiu. Mortal long ago – now bound together for a thousand years – the Duwaiu swore allegiance to the Vildarii: three faceless entities that governed the spirit worlds, Otherworlds and the Hell plains; ensuring that the great wheel of life continued to turn.

But the second Vildarii, Guardian of the Hell plains, desired that there be ultimate suffering upon the world and drove all the Duwaiu Gods into madness. As consequence for their insanity, the Rhai-Angof – a ferocious female race – were hunted unto extermination and the essence of the Vildarii was crafted into three human men.

Lilyth, the last remnant of the Rhai-Angof, fights to survive against the ruling, tyrannical Vildarii regime. Her journey leads to encounters with William, the only remaining Duwaiu God; Sky, an ethereal being of otherwordly magic; and a philandering sky-pirate named Vergo.

As they progress through their adventure together, Lilyth slowly begins to piece back memories that were stolen by the magic of the Vildarii. Eventually, putting together the puzzle of the regime’s evil scheme, it leads to an unforgettable climax, where races and worlds collide.

Review:

I received a digital copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

It’s been a while since I have actually read an Adult Fantasy book – and this one fell right in lap or rather my iPad because the author was awesome (or rather kind enough) to send me a copy of the eBook 😀

“All she could see was her demise and it called out a tempting ruse, offering a suffering less potent than what sickened the living.”

The story is about Lilith – an amnesic silver haired woman who lives an idyllic life until it isn’t idyllic anymore!

She discovers a whole new world exists and that Gods aren’t even myths. She has to accept a whole new life but since she is stubborn she refuses to, at least for a little while! She finally does realise that if she wants to regain her memory, she need to go against the evil to save the world if she wants to save herself.

Honestly speaking it took me a while to get into the book because the writing style of this author is absolutely different – not bad different – but different. But once I did, this book became quite interesting.

The characters are themselves quite interesting – a little difficult to connect to the emotionally, but you do come to respect the characters and their trials.

The author has done a wonderful job of creating a fascinating world – a world that is so different yet infinitely similar to our own. Such a different style of writing but one that I slowly but surely fell in love with ❤

While this is a perfectly good book – I think I read it at a wrong time. It had every chance of striking a chord within me, but sadly, it didn’t. I wish I could point to pertinant issues in the book itself, but I can’t – I think it’s all me.

I do plan to revisit this book soon though! And maybe update my rating as well 😀

Rating:

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .5

Recommendation:

Adult Fantasy books are in itself – a rarity! You should pick this one up if one of your favourite genres is fantasy. Also, the incredible mesh of characters in this book make it a delight to read 😀

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5 thoughts on “Arc Review: The Lament of Sky by B. B. Wynter

  1. Lucinda Elliot says:

    Oh yes, do re-visit it; I’m sure you’ll get to love it as much as I did. At first, I was dismayed by William, puzzled by some of the others; then you begin to see the reasons why they act as they do. I loved Lilith’s sense of independence and her integrity and was really moved by the ending. I particularly loved the initial ambiguity of Sky.

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    • For The Love of Fictional Worlds says:

      First, I am really really sorry that I am this late in replying! I have no idea how I actually overlooked your comment!!! Please forgive me ^_^

      Second, I do plan on getting back to this book! I really did love it at the start, but I don’t know how but I somehow lost interest in reading any fantasy book by the time I got to the middle and it affected my enjoyment of it! Hopefully when I read it again, I will be able to enjoy it a lot more! 🙂

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