September 28, 2011

Review : Last of the Wilds by Trudi Canavan

Title : Last of the Wilds
Author : Trudi Canavan
Reading Dates : 7 Aug - 9 Aug 2011
Last of the Wilds: Age of the Five, Book 2
The Age of the Five
  • Priestess of the White
  • Last of the Wilds
  • Voice of the Gods
From Amazon :
After pitched battle, The White—the avatars of the Five Gods—have briefly turned back the vicious invaders. And now, the priestess Auraya is sent on an urgent mission to reconcile with the powerful, outcast Dreamweavers, for their magical healing abilities may be the key to saving the land. But as a deadly plague devastates their allies and old adversaries resurface, a dreadful surprise may ruin the chance for peace. For Auraya's terrible discovery will force her into a desperate choice—one whose consequences will change the world forever.

Book Review of Last of the Wilds.

The second book in The Age of the Five trilogy was a much better read. This is mostly because the focus is finally on the Wilds or the Immortals as they preferred to be known.

While the story isn’t actually action-packed, there are a number of interesting revelations regarding the Wilds which kept things moving. I certainly had a hard time putting down the book despite the fact that it was a re-read.

What happens here also reinforces my feelings regarding Auraya and the Circlians. Whatever justifications they give for their decisions or the excuses they make for their gods, I can’t help but note the hypocrisy of it all. If they were truly as benevolent as they are, what would it matter who worshipped which gods as long as they did good.

An intriguing read with plenty of tension to keep me coming back for more.

My conclusions :
  • Would I re-read the book ? Yes.
  • Would I want to read the next book in the series ? Definitely.
  • Would I want to own my personal copy if I didn’t already own it ? Maybe.
  • Who would I recommend this too? Fantasy readers.
  • For those looking to read the book, would I recommend buying or borrowing the book? Borrow it.

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