The shadow has been lifted, revealing an insidious enemy. And now Hightower's gnomish army rides out to meet the threat; yet before he can join his brethren in the fight, wizard turned necromancer Nikselpik Nur must purge his archenemy, Raulnock, from the guts of Hightower's sewers. Will Nik survive a final showdown with the most powerful wizard in Hightower's history?
Elsewhere, Nik's sister, Niksabella, must perfect her recursive mirror in order to command a race of stonekin warriors - who may eventually betray her - even as she struggles against an unyielding goddess for control of her own body and mind. Will Nika and her newfound army join the battle in time to save her city and blunt the deadly incursion into Sullenor? Only through a master tinkerer's determination and skill can she overcome the odds and become the Cogweaver.
Cogweaver by Kenny Soward is book three in the GnomeSaga trilogy.
©2015 Kenny Soward (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Really enjoyed the final segment of this trilogy. It has a lot more leanings on the steam punk aspect of the story than the other 2 books. Some nice surprises at the end. I highly recommend this series. Top notch writing. Top notch production. Top notch narration.
Former Executive Producer for Adventures in Scifi Publishing.
This is such a hard review to write. I've waited and thought over my experience, but I'm afraid three stars is where I'm at on this book. The descriptions of the world, the magic and prose were all well written and impressive. I started out thinking, wow, if we've had an awesome battle scene like that this early, I can't wait to see how it improves. Unfortunately, the story went from battle to battle, and as much as I wanted to like this book, I grew tired of action without increased interest in the characters. There are some parts that show how a bad mother has affected our main characters, and there was a break in the action to show the steampunk creation working itself out, but wrapped all together, I could have stopped with six chapters left. I gave it a month or so and finished it one day. I liked the ending, but it did feel a bit too easy and sudden, and I'm not exactly sure how the finale worked out, but it did. Kenny is a very talented writer, and I will check him out again, but I'm afraid this ending to his trilogy was a disappointment.
The story wrapped up nicely and left me wanting more. That's all I can really ask for.
The narrator did a fine job and each character has their own voice so you could pick out who was saying what.
This book explained more of the cosmology and theology of the world and expanded upon the previous magic and myth presented in the preceding two books.
My final summary - if you like The Deeds of Paksenarion mixed with steam-punk gnomes and a dash of Spelljammer/pulp you'll enjoy this series!
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