The Fantasy Review’s Spoiler-Free Review of Voice of War by Zack Argyle.
Voice of War is the first book in Zack Argyle’s Threadlight series and I listened to the audiobook for free on YouTube! (You can too, and don’t worry, the author put it there – check it out here).
This is a simple, not overly-long, fantasy book that packs a big punch. The characters are at the heart of this story, with themes of family running throughout. Chrys, Laurel, and Alverax are all very well realised and incredible characters, with unique voices and motivations.
The writing style is polished and concise, giving us some smatterings of gorgeous prose, but mostly it is just a well written book. I am always a sucker for a book that sets up questions right at the start, and unravels the mystery throughout. The set up, pacing, and reveals were well timed, making for an engaging and enjoyable narrative.
Overall, I think Voice of War is a promising start to an indie fantasy series, and I look forward to seeing where the story goes next.