|Absolutely lovely. A familiar feeling fantasy, Khanani has built an interesting world with fleshed out characters. Sunbolt is just so short and I’m dying to pick up the next in the series, I’d gladly read hundreds of pages more.
I mean just look at this synopsis (from Goodreads):
I don’t know how Khanani does it, but in just 142 short pages she builds up an interesting world, interesting characters and ends the book on a satisfying enough note to call it the end of a book. Magic!
The main character and cast of Sunbolt are people of color and it’s set in a non-Westernized setting, which is a refreshing change of pace.
Sunbolt is the first in The Sunbolt Chronicles.
A version of this review first appeared on Goodreads on April 23.