Sunday, October 14, 2018

Iron Garland (Harbinger, Book 3) by Jeff Wheeler

Rarely is a there a series I read twice, but this is one of them. I can't say enough good things about Jeff's new series. If you haven't tried it yet, please do. Full review below.




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A series that you won’t want to miss- fantasy aficionados must read!

Just when I think Jeff Wheeler can’t outdo himself, he has! Iron Garland (Harbinger, Book 3) is just as phenomenal as the previous book, dare I say even better? Yes, I will. 5 stars easily. Highly recommend the series for anyone looking for a new fantasy series. If you haven’t jumped on the Jeff Wheeler bandwagon, it’s time to do so.

This book jumps three years into the future with Cettie and Sera as the main characters like in the previous books. Jeff handles the time jumps wonderfully and it certainly adds to the success of the story. The plot continues with twists and turns, so you never quite know what to expect.

Warning, minimal spoilers below…
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Cettie and Sera are back, this time Cettie is the keeper of Fog Willows, while Sera is biding her time waiting to get out of Lady Corrine’s grasp. War with Kingfountain complicates matters. Cettie and Sera learn more about themselves and become strong in their own rights. The mysteries and magic continue to unfold. We learn more about Kingfountain’s way of life. Steven’s privilege shows and creates problems. Political maneuvers continue throughout the book. New and old characters add mystery and mayhem. Cettie’s mother becomes known in this book (nope, not telling you, read the book 😊).

This line stuck out to me (oh how true)- “She thought it strange how the past had its own form of magic that could play chords on the heart.” And this one gave me a chuckle- “That was when Raj Sarin humbled him the Bhikhu way.”

When you read this, you will be reminded that even when times are tough you must continue on and to never give up. The author’s note at the end is interesting- he tells of how Lady Corrine’s character came to be.

As I read this book, I couldn’t help but think how what transpires can be related to things happening in the real world today (specifically the prejudice of those who do not share our own viewpoints and how to make it work).

As stated with the previous book reviews, I would recommend this series for those who love fantasy with elements of steampunk and good life lessons. There is a reason Jeff’s books get great ratings, so go on and give this series a read (or listen).


Parental advisory/trigger warnings: war, death from war or nefarious characters (murder via push and gunshot), fighting with body parts and attempted drowning, weapons, stealing, difference of religious beliefs, hugging, marriage proposals, mention of a guys arm against a lady’s bosom during a dance, drug addiction (poppy extracts for a soldier due to his injuries). There is no swearing.

*I received an advanced copy of this book from 47North via NetGally/the author, in exchange for my honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review the book, it was awesome!



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