Friday, March 23, 2012

"Blood and Brine: Book 3 of the Ascendancy Trilogy" by Caprice Hokstad Book Review

Genre: Fantasy
Recommendation: Excellent

Originality – 5/5
Writing Style – 5/5
Plot – 5/5
Characters – 5/5
Aesthetics – 4/5

The perfect ending to the perfect trilogy!

Caprice Hokstad wraps up her Ascendancy Trilogy masterfully. There’s war, plague, creative military tactics, Joseph-style economics, a mass murder mystery, assassins, betrayal, and the divinely-inspired birth of modern medicine, all of which will keep on the edge of your seat and wanting more.

kee, Timna, Duke Vahn, Captian Shil, Lord Blackthorn, Pharn Patkus, and King Arx all feature grandly in this final volume. With some new roles and some new revelations, you won’t want to miss what happens to each of them, or to the Kingdom of Latoph.

Of course, the question is, Will the Duke finally get the crown? Well, I won’t give it away, but I will say that I think you’ll be very pleased with the ending.

With the end of the Ascendancy Trilogy, we can only hope that Caprice will be spinning us a new tale shortly, but if you need more Hokstad in the meantime, you can check out her fan-fiction at .

Congrats, Caprice, on this amazing debut series!

Blood and Brine is available from Splashdown Books

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Steve. So glad you liked the trilogy. Whether there is ever another commercial book is really up to the readers. I'll write where they show me they want to read.