The Wraiths of War (Obsidian Heart #3) by Mark Morris
Published by Titan Books
Ebook Published 14 October 2016
I WAS GIVEN AN ARC BY THE PUBLISHER AND VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED IT.
WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT
In the final volume of the thrilling dark fantasy trilogy, the Obsidian Heart, Alex Locke is still searching for his missing daughter. He is transported far into the future and then back into the past and the horrors of the First World War trenches, as gradually he pieces together the strange truth about the obsidian heart and his lost daughter.
As soon as I opened my eyes, I thought: I’m dead.
WHAT I THOUGHT
I loved The Wraiths of War. Before I ramble on about how much I loved the book, let’s be clear. I’ve never read the other two books in the trilogy (The Wolves of London and The Society of Blood). I’ve also never read the author before so I had no idea what to expect. The Wraiths of War is one of my favourite genres – time travel. I love books that explore time travel or alternative history. Even though I haven’t read the other books in the trilogy I never felt lost reading The Wraiths of War. Enough detail is given to fill any gasps and answer any questions about what’s going on. There are references to events in the other two books that I didn’t quite get and found myself wishing I knew the context but other than that I didn’t struggle about with reading the final part of a trilogy. The love the way the author features time travel in this novel via a strange black heart, an object alive that can take you back and forth in time. I’ve never come across this method of time travel in other books. I really liked the characters. They are well-written and made of flesh and blood. I loved reading how Alex kept going back and forth in time, changing events to give himself and the people he loves a better life. I loved the revelation of the true identity of the mysterious Dark Man hunting Alex through time. I also loved the revelation about the true identity of Clover, the mysterious woman whose life he saves. Enough detail is given about events in The Wolves of London and The Society of Blood for me to follow what’s going on. I’d highly recommend The Wraiths of War and plan to read the other two books in the trilogy.