*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
THE CODE WILLS.
EVERY EMPIRE DEMANDS CRIMSON.
ANCIENT EVIL TWISTS THE BLOODBORN OF ONTAR.
Lars Telazno told Thaniel that wielding the Jen’Ghon before he’d been trained could be disastrous. He’d even warned him that he could hurt the people he loved.
Thaniel was born headstrong...
Join Thaniel and his friends, as he learns that the chains forged in the crucible of regret weigh the most—and that monsters don’t die that easily, especially when...
They are Ramphyr.
Okay, I don't know really where to start with this one. Book 1 Inborn left things so crazy and up in the air I knew this one was going to blow me out of the water. And boy was I right. From the very first line, Ramphyr had me on the edge of my seat and biting my nails. Even though it had been quite some time since I had gotten to read the first book, all the vivid amazing details came back to me in one fell swoop once I picked up this book. All thanks to J. Lawrence's ability to completely immerse me in his world. And the world of Di'Ghon is definitely not something one can easily forget.
In book 1 the story was just beginning. The ground work being laid, but in Ramphyr the story really takes off. It is full of incredible action, amazing magic, majestic creatures, and baddies that make vampires look like cupcakes. Seriously, Ramphyr has it all.
But it's not just the storyline that gets me with this tale. Oh no, it's the characters too. J. Lawrence takes time to develop every character that graces the page of this story to the point where you understand every side of the story. Even the sides you may not really want to understand. It really gives you a birds eye view of what's going on. And it helps you fall in love with the characters. I don't know exactly what it is about the characters in this story, but I found them all easy to get attached to. Well except for this one character, where instead of being attached to him I would like to see his head detached from his body... but anyways, I love all the other characters. J. Lawrence does a great job of showing you all the many sides to his characters, making it easy to connect with them. He also allows you to see all the sides of a character. From their strengths, loves, kindnesses, weaknesses, and faults. Simply put, I love it.
I really loved this entire story. J. Lawrence did a great job taking the story of Thaniel and growing it and expanding it. He left my jaw on the floor more than a time or two, made me yell at my kindle and left me in a constant state of shock as the story took one turn after another. And the ending... well the ending was just enough to not make me want to kill J. Lawrence, but yet it left my mind reeling. I was definitely in shock at the end of this one... again. No surprise. With the second book being this explosive I can only imagine the bombs that will go off in book 3!
Ramphyr was a great story from start to finish. It was easy to read and get lost in. It really has everything that a fantasy book has to offer. Magic, action... lots of action, dragons, creatures, magic, action, love, action... and oh, have I mentioned action and magic? Yea it definitely has those. It is an absolute must read.
"Tristan was a soldier, first and foremost. His destiny lay on the other side of a field of blades and blood." (Kindle, loc. 2577)
This line couldn't be more accurate. Tristan is this amazing assassin that definitely takes no crap and deals a lot of hurt at the tip of his blades.