Maddy‘s Review of To Steal the Sun by S.M. Carter
Date Published: 1 July 1, 2022
Stars: 4 out of 5
*Disclaimer: Thank you S.M. Carter for sending me an audiobook of To Steal the Sun to review!
When Raik, the most cunning smuggler this side of the desert, finds where the Ivory King vaults his magical runes—he builds a crew to execute an elaborate heist. Among them is Kahli Mahanta, a religious assassin with blind ambition. A young rogue, Kirin, with wit sharper than his arrows ought to be. And Amara, the so-called Night spirit, whose raven-hair conceals even darker secrets. It won’t be easy. They’re opposed by the curved blades of the magic-deranged, watched by a paranoid king, and hunted by gaunt beasts that click in the cold desert night… All the while discovering that trusting each other might be the most dangerous mission of all. To Steal The Sun is a tale of unlikely heroes thrust together in a new refreshing fantasy. One cast in vibrant silks, fragrant spice, and the relentless glare of a radiant sun.
Review of To Steal the Sun
I love the narrator. Ulka Simone Mohanty has an amazing voice and adds so much to the story. From the first few sentences I was captured by the story. I enjoyed the characters and the writing style. The book reminds me of Joe Abercrombie, especially with the first two of The First Law trilogy books. Carter has a great writing style and builds an intriguing world.
I hope this won’t be just a standalone, I need more! I want more worldbuilding and to know more about The Jeweled Lands. The character arcs were amazing; I enjoyed getting to know all of the characters, especially Amara and Kahli. The characters felt real and relatable, and getting to know what drove each of them was great. There were high stakes and no one knew who they could really trust. The story is intriguing and I couldn’t put the book down. Make this a series please! If you like character driven stories with great character arcs, definitely pick this one up.
Thank you again for letting me read and review this book. Can’t wait to read your next book, and to hear Ulka narrate more books!