Book Review: Larkspur by V. M. Jaskiernia

larkspur picThis book is in the Fantasy genre, in particular it is a dark fantasy romance. Now, normally, I am not a romance person, but I took a shine to this one because it was about a necromancer and not your typical vamp fiction—not that I don’t love vamps, mind you. But this one looked unique.

I was not wrong. I was very happy that I picked up this book.

It was very unique and I enjoyed the book very much. You won’t be disappointed if you like the general feel of dark fiction, but are looking for something with a bit of a different spin and backstory to it.

I like authors who show the reader the respect of spending the time thinking about the little things—not obsessing over them, mind you, but making sure that things work—like character titles (Lords and Ducs and Princes and such) and getting the geography right (Like in my last review on the Tyler novel), getting the language and dialects to fit, and just making sure that all the small details fit into the bigger story. I think the author has done this wonderfully.

Necromancers are cool, let’s be honest. The idea of necromancy is even cool—but we’ve all been inundated with zombie animators and such. But, this book is even unique as it relates to the masters of the dead too (I won’t spoil it)!

The characters in this book are very well written and the conflict between them builds quickly and early and doesn’t really relax.

Overall, I thought that this was a really good book. If you like this kind of fiction, pick it up. If you are not generally into it, you might be surprised. Give it a shot!

Pick up the book here.

Visit the Author’s website here.

As always, I’ll keep the lantern  lit.


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