Hello book loving friends,
In today's Library post we'll be covering the first three books in K.E. Mills' the Rogue Agent series.
This series is set in a world that screams steampunked 1920's I guess. There's talks of Women's Suffrage, cars sharing the road with carriages, and a language that screams the time period. I think it's a unique fantasy world.
The Accidental Sorcerer
Third Class Wizard Gerald Dunwoody, has always wanted to advance in his career, but his limited power has made it impossible. Well a magical accident while on the job may change that.
I ended up reading book two, before book one, so these characters were already familiar to me, but it was nice to see their origins and stuff that was talked about in the past. It is a great line up of characters. Reg, the bird who is more than she seems, Monk a bit of a magical mad scientist, Melissande, a princess who doesn't like to play by society's rules. They all have to band together to deal with a power hungry king, who is a great villain, and dark deep down to the roots. We see people who have to draw lines when it comes to how much love they can offer to family, and characters who have to ultimately decide what type of person they want to be.
This is a great start of a series that I will definitely continue.
We are brought back to Ottosland where Melissande has moved to and along with Reg and Monk's sister have opened Witches Incorporated, who help people with their magical problems. Gerald is also back now with a new position that places him in great danger.
I love seeing female characters rallying against social norms. I just hate that in this book's society there are still men who believe women can't own property nor can they do what men do. What am I saying there's men like that in our society today.
This is another good read in the series, if you love strong women I definitely think you should check this out.
Our gang is faced with a crazy new adventure when people from parallel universe start meddling with theirs. We see what would have happened if Gerald had made a different decision when facing King Lionel, and it ain't pretty. We see an evil version of Gerald, who puts Lionel to shame. When I finished reading this I read this article, and some of Trump's actions reminded me of the way evil Gerald acted and the article gave me chills.
The first part of the book was a bit tedious cause I was just fresh off of reading book one, and the first of this book mirrors latter end of the first book except we see this world's Monk's side of things and where this world's Gerald makes a decision that warps him.
I also feel that despite being 580 pages it was too fast pace. I felt it was over before we got good in the story. I felt the action was just getting started then bam over. Granted I'm also a speed reader so it could be cause I breeze through books.
Despite the sadness I felt with this book I still want to continue with this series. I've seen there's another book in this world out, so hopefully me library will get it.
Well guys I hope you have a good week, read lots, and God bless.