Monday, August 27, 2012
Review: The Twilight Saint by Jessica Penot
Title: The Twilight Saint
Author: Jessica Penot
Length: 293 pages
Published by Musa Publishing
Reviewed by Twigs
In a land torn apart by violence, the fragile peace of the world lays in the hands of one tattered warrior.
It has been thousands of years since the fall of the great nations and the tribes that remain in the ashes of the fallen must fight to survive in the shadows. In this desperate landscape, Ailive has spent her entire life fighting for the honor of her tribe and she has grown weary of war. When Ailive sees a chance to escape her fate, she flees into a chaotic landscape where death and darkness lurk behind every friendly face until she finds refuge in the peaceful city at the center of her world. In this city, Ailive finds everything she’s ever dreamt of, but news of a strange prophet from the South brings whispers of war to Ailive’s peaceful home. Now Ailive alone can stop the genocide of an entire tribe of people. Ailive alone holds the key to bringing peace to the world and destroying the monstrous man whom she once loved, if she can only gain the courage to pick up her sword again and make herself fulfill the destiny she’s fought her entire life.
An amazing and complex world, full of airships, guns and swords. An extremely lost main character, who despite it all accomplishes so much. Amazing places Penot paints in your mind. Seems a lot longer than it really is. Although a few slow parts that had me wondering if I would lose interest, but will keep your hands and eyes glued to the pages. Over all a great fantasy read.