I just finished The Sorcery Code last week, and I just had to read the sequel immediately! The Spell Realm is, in every respect, a worthy sequel and a great addition to any fantasy fan’s library. I don’t want to spoil anything, but this book is packed with action, fantastic worlds, and political intrigue. The authors Dima Zales and Anna Zaires also greatly expanded on the universe that they’ve previously built in this series. They introduce some interesting and thought provoking concepts that are rarely touched upon in the fantasy genre (in my experience, anyways). Emily Durante really gives life and livelihood to the world. She does an excellent job giving a unique personality to each and every one of the large cast of complex characters. I highly recommend this book to any fantasy fan who's looking for great read!
There were many good, well-rounded characters throughout the book, but Gala is definitely my favourite character. Her growth from an innocent child to a powerful sorceress was well done and I can't wait to see what she does next. I also greatly enjoyed that few of the characters can be pegged as good or evil. Everyone has their own agenda, and they'll go to any lengths to fulfil their goal.
I haven't listened to any of her other performances, but she's great! Her narration really helped to draw me into the world and the characters. I think she's particularly effective at maintaining a great pace that kept me wanting more.
The Sorcery Code is a fantastic audiobook! Dima Zales – with help from the wonderful narration by Emily Durante – paints a compelling world full of intrigue, seduction, and action. It's well worth a read if you're a fan of great fantasy stories, and I can't wait to get my hands on the sequels.
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