An overall impression written differently from most reviews I have done in the past.
The Romancing The Sword Quintet was written by Samuel Z. Jones. Romancing The Sword is the story of the events that takes place before Akurite Empire. Jones sets everything in motion with this series for Akurite Empire. It’s a good quintet and one that I could read over and over again.
There was a lot of action, adventure, magic, and more. The characters were all memorable. Some of them you wanted to slap around or rather one i.e. Montesinos DeSilva. Others you’re like “What?” As I said the characters are all memorable and amusing.
The story starts out with DeSilva in book one who flees from an arranged marriage. He grew up in a strict matriarchy and the War Mistress has arranged for him to be married to Sabra Kavnor in order to rebuild Loth Kavnor since his allowance money would be a way to restore the dam. He runs away, and I can’t say I blame him for that. Clan Kavnor are hot on his trail to bring him back however, and the adventure starts.
DeSilva gets thrown into a world where a bunch of asexual men are fighting amongst each other. A woman who made herself quee is proven to be insane as well as an adulterer. A man who is bought back from the dead by War Master Naider and a search for DeSilva’s father DeKellia. This is all just in the first book by the way.
The story gets even more intense as you progress through each book. There is so much information that hits you all at once but it works! That’s something extremely astounding to do. The stories have flowed extremely well regardless of information piled on after information. It does make you think and question but the books in the quintet are extremely good.
Each book is a story in itself of course, but they all tie together to one great story. I can’t praise Jones enough for his work. This is one of the best fantasy stories along with Akurite Empire (A trilogy I am in absolute love with!) that I have ever feasted my eyes and brain upon.
I rate the quintet an 8 out 10.
I will also admit I have helped myself to Mr. Jones free short stories which I will begin reading after I’m done with the current trilogy I am reading.