After finishing Spellslinger I promptly pre ordered Shadowblack and it finally arrived.
Four months after fleeing his own people, Kellen has discovered he’s an even worse outlaw than he was mage. It doesn’t help that his only allies are a swaggering card player and a thieving squirrel cat.Then he meets Seneira, a blindfolded girl who isn’t blind, and whose secrets get them caught up in a conspiracy of magic, blackmail and murder. Now Kellen must find the mage responsible before the entire frontier falls victim to the mystical plague known as the shadowblack.
Kellen’s adventures continue and as usual he doesn’t have the best luck. I love kellen he has been dealt a bad hand but he makes the most of what he has. He always tries to do what’s right. He may doubt himself at times and like most people thinks about taking the easy way out but always does the right thing in the end.
I love Reichis’s bad attitude. Even though he complains and insults Kellen he is terriblely loyal and hiding his affection for Kellen. Reichis makes me want a squirrel cat as a business partner.
I’m not as keen on Ferius. She completely infuriates me with her inability to give a straight answer. Even though I know what she is getting at it is still annoying.
The world building is great. We get to explore the world outside Kellens home. The story is as much political as a fantasy adventure. I like that kellen isn’t the strongest of them all and struggles but I was slightly disappointed that his powers didn’t develop more in this book.
Once again the book has a beautiful cover and stunning illustrations inside. I was excited to get this book and it didn’t disappoint I give it four stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️