Shadows of Ivory by T L Greylock and Bryce O'Connor
I burned cities and drowned mountains. I pulled stars from the night sky and scorched the world with their flames. I am the Fisher King, and the grave does not bind me. An academic with a taste for adventure, Eska de Caraval has means and influence, wit and charm... and a knack for acquiring artifacts that may not be hers to claim. But when Eska comes into possession of a strange disc of rune-carved bronze, she finds herself abruptly hunted by all manner of adversaries: an assassin in the shadows, a monster in the deep, a bitter rival burning with vengeance. From sword and fang and flame Eska must defend herself, struggling all the while to unravel the mysteries of a dangerous artifact. An artifact so powerful, a dead tyrant will rise again to wield it.
Adult • Fantasy/Dark • Fantasy
Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Adequately represents the story
An excellent epic fantasy with an archaeologist main character dealing with religion, magic, politics, and also the responsibility of scholars for the plundering of artifacts.
Submitted by 📖 SKaeth on 2021-06-03T15:35:59Z