Orison by Daniel Swensen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I thoroughly enjoyed this fantasy novel–and I’ve been feeling “meh” about a lot of fantasy for a number of years. I’ve found a lack of fresh ideas to be plaguing the genre, but Orison stood out for me as something different from the rest of the pack. The writing is top-notch and the pace fast and engaging. I particularly liked the characters, especially Wrynn, and really became invested in what happened to them. My only complaint is that it seemed too short and gone too quickly! Highly recommended, and I hope there’s another installment coming soon!
I had recently finished the sample of this one when I saw it on your Goodreads list. I’m about 1/4 of the way in and liking it so far.