Wow! Just Wow! I am in love with this series. There are so many things I could say about it. I’m not one to fall in love with novellas usually. It takes a lot for me to give something this short 5 stars. I mean, it’s just not usually enough time for me to truly and completely love it, but Sunbolt is one of the few exceptions. Intisar Khanani is an absolutely fantastic world-builder. It is exquisite. The imagery, the intricacy, the beauty, and the horrendous are all seamlessly woven throughout a story that sucks you in and leaves you breathless for more. The characters are also rich and fully developed and participate in a deep and almost tangible conflict. The sacrificial heroism and questions of morality add a beautiful element of complexity that round out the satisfying, utter perfection that is this snippet of a tale.
Overall, I highly recommend Sunbolt. It is flawlessly captivating and full of adventure. I cannot wait for more!
– Necessary? Yep. Everyone should read it. =) But in all seriousness, this is the first in a novella series so yes it is necessary for the series as a whole.
– POV? Hitomi (the main character)
– Where does it fit? It’s the beginning of the series
– Prior Knowledge needed? Nope