Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Release Day Reviews: Blyd and Pearce by Kim Fielding

Title: Blyd and Pearce
Author: Kim Fielding
Release Date: July 24, 2018
Category: High Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense
Pages: 201

Dreamspinner Press

Born into poverty and orphaned young, Daveth Blyd had one chance for success when his fighting prowess earned him a place in the Tangye city guard—a place he lost to false accusations of theft. Now he scrapes out a living searching for wayward spouses and missing children. When a nobleman offers him a small fortune to find an entertainer who’s stolen a ring, Daveth takes the case.

While Jory Pearce may or may not be a thief, he certainly can’t be trusted. But, enchanted by Jory’s beauty and haunting voice, Daveth soon finds himself caught in the middle of a conspiracy. As he searches desperately for answers, he realizes that he’s also falling for Jory. The two men face river wraiths, assassins, a necromancer, and a talking head that could be Daveth’s salvation on their quest for the truth. But with everyone’s integrity in question and Death eager to dance, Daveth will need more than sorcery to survive.

4.5 Stars!

If you're familiar with my reviews, you know I love historical books and I enjoy fantasy, when I find a book that combines both in High Fantasy, I'm ecstatic, add to that Ms. Fielding's fantastic writing skills and I'm in heaven. 

It's not easy to build a world like Tangye, filled with magic and wraiths and blend it so well with a city that could have been any in Europe two or three hundred years ago, enough to make it familiar to the reader. And it's even harder to not get lost in all the details and make it drag endlessly. That didn't happen with Blyd and Pearce. The author gave us a solid mystery storyline, craftily interwoven with a budding romance between the main characters and the promise of a strong HFN and perhaps more adventures in the future. (Please, please, please?)

Overall, this was a really entertaining book, with a great cast of characters and a mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. Very recommendable!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

4 stars

This was a well-written book with an interesting storyline! I do not read many historical books, so it took me a minute to get into it. However, once the story started to unfold, I was entertained with Daveth and his life and wanted to keep reading.

Daveth is loyal, kind, honorable and brave. Jory is genuine, thoughtful and also extremely loyal. Together, they are resilient. We see them meet each other and we see their journey together. Their friendship was of convenience at first but it turned into them supporting each other and working together. Even with the death and the necromancy, the filth and the betrayal shown, the book had some sweet moments between the two MCs that I appreciated.

This book was entertaining and had me on the edge of my seat till the end. I feel like we could definitely get another Blyd and Pearce story based on how this one ended. I was happy with the ending, but it was definitely left open for more in my opinion.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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