Publishing Date: February 2018
Publishers Description: Eighteen-year-old Robert Weekes is a practitioner of empirical philosophy—an arcane, female-dominated branch of science used to summon the wind, shape clouds of smoke, heal the injured, and even fly. Though he dreams of fighting in the Great War as the first male in the elite US Sigilry Corps Rescue and Evacuation Service
Review: Well everyone that has read this novel so far, have loved it. Even the ones that rated it 3/5 raved about it like a pundit voting for the other side. This had all the elements that make a good novel, especially the intangibles like; looking forward to reading sessions and feeling comfortably warmed by the entertainment value that resides in well built characters.
“So why you no give 5 stars!!?”. For an extravagantly built world that is fantastic in it’s creative allure, I found the story line a bit too safe. It just did not marry well with the sigil magic premise. Trencher’s as a constant threat was the evil dichotomy that was soon rendered a bit thin by overuse. I was not hoping for war, so much as an adventure outside the realms of societal norms. Still a fantastic author to watch out for.