Book Tour: The Cradle
A shaky peace reigns on the vast continent of Atonkaris, with conspiracies and riots brewing everywhere. A simple fisherman finds the corpse of a stranger and unknown artefacts. For the sake of his family, he decides to take on a difficult and unusual business. Yves Maurirta is the prince of the Cradle. He is bound by a deadly promise. Will he be able to abandon the fatal and dangerous Journey, from which no one has yet returned? He has no name. There is only a nickname - the Gift. He is so young, but already a member of a brutal gang, and they go to kill. What will he become? What will be his fate? The Cradle is the first book in a new series - The Eagre. The Cradle is an epic fantasy set in a vast new world with ancient belief systems, dark magic, and undiscovered lands. The series is ideal for fans of George R.R. Martin, Joe Abercrombie, Steven Erikson, or Brandon Sanderson.
I was drawn to this book by the book cover and the premise of the book. Therefore, I could not wait to read it. In the beginning, I was sucked into the story but my excited did wane a bit. This is because like a lot of other readers have commented; this book is more world building focused. There are many different characters that do come at you in the beginning. Yet, the author did a good job of making sure each character had their own voice. For this I really liked as it did allow me to keep them all straight. Although, I have not fully embraced the characters and therefore, I did struggle a bit to keep my attention focused on this book. Despite these factors, I did like this book and found that the latter half did capture my attention better. I would read the next book in this series.