Reading The Holtur Curse always feels like an adventure. There are really interesting monsters, fantastic characters, and plenty of action to go around.
Captain Sonja Bluwahlt is the kind of woman that monsters hide from. Slaughtering wyverns, beasts, and horrors is all simply part of a slayer’s job description. It’s not until the Brothers of Eternity show up that she discovers the true monsters walk among us.
The definition of righteousness and villainy bleed into each other as Sonja tries to understand the Brothers of Eternity. An old relic is all they desire, but it’s what—and who—they are willing to sacrifice in order to obtain it that terrifies her. The relic holds a dreadful secret, one that should never be uncovered by mortals.
Surviving becomes secondary to success, for if Sonja and her slayers fail to stop the Brothers of Eternity, a new breed of horror will be unleashed upon the world. A greedy, blood-sucking breed that knows no restraint.
Today I have a really fun mini-review to share for The Holtur Curse!
What I didn’t expect, was how much more I liked The Holtur Curse than The Holtur Enigma. It had the same interesting monsters (I sincerely appreciate this) and interesting world, but I loved Sonja’s character. She was fierce, smart, and reminded me so much of Kara from Battlestar Galactica. What I admired was not only her battle skills, but also her genuine compassion. She makes mistakes – pretty common ones like not telling people we care about them – but she also has an incredibly stressful and demanding life. At the same time, she seems to be attracted to both men and women.
If you’re searching for a book full of action, inventive monsters, and some mystery, definitely try out The Holtur Curse. You can read more on Goodreads.