Titles / The Shadow Of What Was Lost, An Echo Of Things To Come and The Light Of All That Falls
Series / Licanius trilogy
Author / James Islington
Publisher / Orbit
I recently finished the Licanius trilogy and I really enjoyed it, so I thought I’d share 5 reasons to start reading it, if you haven’t started it already. Side note but I love these covers.
Each book is as good, if not better than the last. This is the author’s debut trilogy, which is pretty impressive considering the depth and intricacies of the world and plot.
This is a multiple perspective story with distinct character voices. These books are full of well written, complex characters. Islington weaves together the switches in character perspectives well and I found each chapter as compelling as the last. The character development throughout the three books is a highlight of the trilogy.
The world and magic system is wonderfully written and I loved finding out more about them throughout the three books. There are quite a few different magic systems and it is so impressive that Islington can give each of them such depth.
Although there is a fair amount of complexity to these books, they are still accessible and I would recommend them to both new and old fantasy readers.
Basically this is a fantastic fantasy trilogy and I would highly recommend checking it out. I would recommend reading the three books in relatively quick succession as the plot is quite complex at times and you may forget some things before picking up the next book.