#COYER Review: Reprisal (The Time Weaver Chronicles #3) – Thomas A. Knight

Posted 20 March, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 16 Comments

#COYER Review: Reprisal (The Time Weaver Chronicles #3) – Thomas A. KnightReprisal by Thomas A. Knight
Series: The Time Weaver Chronicles #3
Published by DragonWing Publishing on 3 March 2104
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: Author

4 Stars

After closing the rift between Earth and Galadir, Seth Alkirk disappears, leaving the world of Galadir in a troubled state. The remnants of the Findoor army, led by Malia, flee into the west after the dark wizard Grian usurps the throne of her kingdom.

Grian is the most dangerous threat the people of Galadir have ever faced. To the west, he invades a neighboring kingdom with a massive army of undead. Narshuks to the south are dying of a disease unleashed by Grian. Wizards to the east struggle against his wraiths to hold on to their stronghold and the libraries within.

When Seth reappears, everyone turns to him for salvation. With the weight of an entire world yet again on his shoulders, Seth hatches a plan to show Galadir that they can fight for themselves.

However, Seth doesn't know Grian has finally found what he's been looking for. As he prepares for his final assault on the east to capture what he seeks, all of Galadir confronts him, brought together by a mysterious force. But is it enough? Alliances will be broken, new friendships made, old ones rekindled, and nobody will ever be the same. The battle for Galadir has begun.

*I received a free ARC of Reprisal from the author in exchange of an honest review*

Reprisal is an epic ending to The Time Weaver Chronicles, battles, dragons, parallel worlds, time travel, love, and strong world building with even stronger characters. Krycin, Seth, Malia, the bard and the other characters are all still there, and now, the fight has to be fought both on Earth and in Galador. The new king of Findoor might just be the most powerful magician yet, and everybody is looking to Seth for salvation.

There are a lot of different story lines that are wrapped up in Reprisal, and it is definitely a necessity to read The Time Weaver and Legacy before starting Reprisal. As the world building is quite complex, some things would be missed if things are not read in order. However, fantasy fans will be enthralled with this universe, and I was happy to see how things ended in The Time Weaver Chronicles.

Seth is dealing with doubt a lot more in Reprisal, as he feels that he is needed everywhere at the same time, and at a time, he is almost ready to leave both worlds to their own devices. Realizing that doing so might be the end of all the worlds is nagging at the back of his mind, but he knows that the next fight has to be fought together, relying on Seth alone just might not cut it.

Malia is a strong female character, and she is the general of an army as well as Seth’s love. She knows how to fight, and she also knows how to lead her men to victory, and when to ask for help to make a battle victorious. It is a real pleasure to read a fantasy that is not stuck in old fashioned gender roles, so Reprisal appealed to both my fantasy love and my love for characters that are more than what they seem at first glance.

It was also enjoyable to see Seth in our world, the friends he had left behind, and the army commander who found a way to make Seth appear when he was needed. Strange things has happened since the rift that took Seth away was opened, and I have a feeling there might be more stories to come from that part.

If you’re looking for your next fantasy fix, and you want to read a story for adults, The Time Weaver Chronicles should make its way to your kindle or your books shelf as soon as possible.

The black steel sword that had been confiscated from Malia waited for him on one of the tables. He’d heard of the sword, discovered by Merek long before the Lyecian war, stolen by Gladius and wielded by him when he faced Krycin, and eventually forgotten about until now. Items with magical properties were hard to find and very few held any kind of good in them. He was curious how such an artifact would find its way into Malia’s possession.

For the first time since he had been captured, Serrin realized he was left without a living guard.

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16 responses to “#COYER Review: Reprisal (The Time Weaver Chronicles #3) – Thomas A. Knight

    • This is actually the end, Pamela *cries a little* the whole series is very good, and if you enjoy fantasy, you should try it out!

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

    • It’s a great fantasy series, Naomi. I agree that the covers don’t really give much away, but the story hiding behind is awesome πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by.

  1. Looks like you’re just cranking out the COYER reads. Good you you! You had me at “battles, dragons, parallel worlds…” I’m beginning to like trilogies more than series; they aren’t as daunting to get caught-up on. Glad to hear that this finale was epic! The cover is kinda meh though, I probably wouldn’t have even considered reading these if it weren’t for your review.

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    • I agree that the cover really doesn’t convey anything about the story, but the story is really worth reading, Carmel. If you’re into fantasy, you should definitely check it out! Also, contrasting with lots of other fantasy novels, these aren’t huge bricks that are too daunting to start…

      Thanks for stopping by Carmel πŸ™‚

  2. I had to giggle as I was reading the paragraph about Malia and thinking how I really like the sound of her…strong female leading her army…and then I read your sentence about the book not sticking to typical gender roles. πŸ™‚ I’m glad the end to this series was everything you could have hoped for Lexxie. And it’s a series I’m going to add to Mt TBR – because hey, one can never have too many options in reading. πŸ˜‰

    I’m now caught up with your reviews, my dear. You are a reading/reviewing machine, lady!! I hope everything is going well with you and your family! *BIG HUGS*

    • Yeah, I’ve been reading like crazy lately. Now, I’m going to have to slow down a bit, though, because I have three papers to hand in the first week of April, and three more at the middle of April. So I’m going to be a lot more work and a lot less play πŸ™

      *BIG HUGS*

    • It’s a really good fantasy series, Braine, and the world-building is good as well.

      My birthday was filled with meetings, and it was a very long day. So I’m trying to get some fun stuff in this weekend, even if I have far to much work to do for UNI…

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

    • You should definitely check out this series, Brandi πŸ™‚ It’s really good, and the dragon is a major character πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I love stories about time travel and parallel worlds! I’m a big fan of strong female leads, and Seth’s dilemma sounds like it would make for a great plot! I’m glad you enjoyed this installment! Great Review πŸ™‚

    • This whole series was very enjoyable, Lindy, it had all the aspects I like in fantasy, but it wasn’t like any other series.

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

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