Loved it! 😍

During my most recent craving for an in-depth fantasy read, I opted to give Nekora by Jason Sissung a try.

Have you ever had a random craving for a specific fantasy or science fiction style read? I have. During my most recent craving for an in-depth fantasy read, I opted to give Nekora by Jason Sissung a try.

Nekora Mancer is a wood elf, one who is well-known for being kind and caring. She's not the sort of person to put herself first – ever. You can imagine how hard it was for Nekora to lose her kingdom.

Nekora is searching for a new place to call home, and she finds herself in what is admittedly one of the most unlikely of locations. It's a place she has dubbed Nekorapolis, and it is here she will become a necromancer.

So, right away, you can see why I was interested in Nekora, right? Not only do I get to read about a wood elf at the beginning of a somewhat unique journey (for her, at least!), but I get to learn about two different kingdoms in the process. Yes, please!

I think the thing I loved the most about this novel is how we went from one picturesque tale of a wood elf in a perfect kingdom (where everything is kind and good) to a kingdom full of darker elements – including necromancy. It's a stark contrast, but honestly, that just made it all the more exciting to read about.

I'll confess that despite my interest in both the kingdoms and the leading character, it did take me a little while to get invested. I think it was around the time we saw that fun flip of expectations (mentioned above) that I began to care about Nekora and her plot arc.

Okay, I'll confess: the inclusion of dragons helped to sell me as well. I'm a sucker for a good dragon subplot; what can I say? Regardless, I'm happy that I took a risk reading Nekora, as it paid off!

Side note: for those curious about Nekora, a short preview is available on Reedsy. I love it when sites do this, so I wanted to make a point of mentioning it!

Thanks to Booktrail Publishing and #Reedsy for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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My name is Cat (aka Liz), and I am an avid book reader and collection. I write book, comic, and graphic novel reviews for my own book blog (Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks) and comic review blog (Quirky Cat's Comics). I also write for Monkeys Fighting Robots and The Review Crew.

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Published on October 13, 2021

Published by Booktrail Agency

130000 words

Contains graphic explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Fantasy

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