The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood
Fantasy at it's finest
The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood is a brilliant debut fantasy full of creative world building, enjoyable characters and a fast paced story line. This tale of sacrifice, exile, loyalty and love is one that shouldn’t be missed!
Csorwe is a priestess, chosen to become a sacrifice to The Unspoken One. This day should be the day of her death as those who enter the Shrine of the Unspoken One never exit. But Csorwe is propositioned by a powerful wizard named Belthandros Sethennai to abandon her role, in order to help him on his mission to reclaim his seat of power in a home from which he was exiled, while working to obtain a magical relic.
I thought these plot points alone would take up the entire book, but alas, I was wonderfully surprised to discover there is so much more to this tale! Larkwood keeps readers engaged by maintaining an astonishing pace for the events in the story. Concepts are skillfully described in a manner that makes them easily understandable, yet leaves just enough to the imagination that the reader doesn’t feel bogged down by lengthy descriptions.
The thing that I found most enjoyable was that the publisher’s description only gives away the most basic plot points. What you read in the description is only the beginning, leaving so much more for readers to experience. I am truly in awe that this is a debut work and look forward to the next installment in the series!
Favorite Quotes: “Nothing in this world or any other deserves your fear.”
Expected Publication Date: February 2020
My sincerest thanks to NetGalley and Macmillan-Tor/Forge for the advanced readers copy of The Unspoken Name by A.K Larkwood in exchange for my honest review.