A Winter of Chains 

In A Winter of Chains, the third book in Jason R. Koivu’s Beyond Barlow series, Ford Barlow desires freedom and wishes to enact vengeance against a priest. Ford and his friends are unjustly imprisoned on a desolate island. After finally getting off the island, they find themselves in the heart of an underground slave city. Ford Barlow and his friends must first escape the city to gain freedom. Ford goes on many adventures throughout the book, and he must be one of the most unlucky humans in the book as, more often than not, he finds himself in another predicament.

The characters were all deserving of a role in this book. It reminded me of The Lord of The Rings, where there are probably hundreds of characters, and they all play a role regardless of how long their story arc may be. Even the side characters felt fully fleshed out. Ford is a character that you get attached to. From giants to wolves to being held captive, he is always escaping danger and putting readers on edge, wondering if this will be the one thing that finally does him in. Which only made me love his character even more. I was constantly rooting for him to have a turn of luck and keep his freedom. I also loved the relationship between Ford and Will and the development of their bond.

This suspenseful book is exciting, with plenty of twists and turns that keep readers engaged. The world-building was well done, and I could easily imagine the setting, which made the book more enjoyable. I appreciate that a map is included in the book to help readers follow the journey the characters embark on.

A Winter of Chains is a riveting fantasy novel. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great coming of age and adventure story. The book is well-written, and the characters are well-developed. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

Pages: 484 | ASIN : B09VMWGF5X

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Posted on June 17, 2022, in Book Reviews, Five Stars and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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