Spoiler-Free Kings of the Wyld Book Review
I can’t believe this is only a debut novel! Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames is one of the best fantasy books you will ever read. Do yourself a favour and read it!
Getting the Band Back Together
The premise of Kings of the Wyld is what has everyone reading these books! It’s a band of mercenaries, now old and greying, getting back together for one last “tour”.
We follow Clay Cooper, the leader, get everyone together once again to rescue his daughter. I loved this part of the story, where we meet everyone – it’s like watching those heist films where they get an old crew back together.
The plot in general was a lot of fun, but it also had me on the edge of my seat and was emotionally engaging too.
I’ve already talked about meeting all the old band members, but one thing I will add is that the writing made me feel nostalgic for “the old days” even though I’ve not experienced them in any way!
Our band of characters are brilliant! Despite their slightly larger bellies or drinking habits, and old age, they’re loyal, strong, and so easy to root for.
I cared deeply about all of them, and their relationships to each other. This was for many reasons, but the humour and the way they faced challenges together certainly helped.
Kings of the Wyld is a beautifully-written, emotionally-engaging fantasy novel that I wish there was more of! Heartswyld is an incredible world – with so many trees! – and I look forward to seeing what’s to come with this series