THE SORROW SEA—THE MOST FEARED REGION IN ALL THE FIVE SEAS—PLAGUED BY STORMS, PROWLED BY A MURDEROUS PIRATE KING, AND HOME TO INHUMAN TERRORS.
Continuing their quest for the Seven Swords, legendary warrior Guyime and his companions must brave these perilous tides to find the mythic Spectral Isle, where once a demon named Lakorath was captured by a sorcerer of great power. Here ancient plans will be unveiled and the secret purpose of the seven demon cursed blades may finally be revealed…
Continuing the saga of The Seven Swords, Across the Sorrow Sea is a fast-moving tale of seafaring adventure and dramatic revelations from the New York Times bestselling author of the Raven’s Shadow and the Covenant of Steel trilogies.
Ryan's accessible and exciting fifth Seven Swords epic fantasy novel (after To Blackfyre Keep) continues the story of Guyime, a renowned and ageless warrior who is magically bound to the Nameless Blade, a demon-possessed weapon and one of the mythical Seven Swords. He's on a quest to bring all seven of the storied blades together, hoping to learn their true purpose. This time, Guyime's mission takes him and his companions to the Sorrow Sea, a perilous, monster-filled body of water that contains the Spectral Isle, where the Seven Swords were forged. The island was once the domain of the powerful sorcerer Calvius Arkelion, who specialized in capturing demons. Hoping that Arkelion's island will provide some answers, including why the swords were created in the first place, Guyime and company seek the aid of a pirate captain to reach it. The denouement satisfyingly resolves some mysteries while raising others to be addressed in future installments. Ryan remains adept at balancing action, thoughtful characterization, and spooky atmospherics, bringing the Sorrow Sea's perils to life. Series fans and new readers alike will be sucked in.
Wonderful, but quick.
At the end of each installment of this series I think the same thought: I want more of it. The characters, the lore, the world-building… I want to spend more time in it.