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Monday, January 8, 2024

Book: The Will Of The Many

 Book: The Will Of The Many

Author: James Islington

Pages: 640

This is my 6th read of the year

This is the story of Vis.  A teenage orphan who 3 years ago survived a tragic accident in his home.  Vis works at the Sappers where people are sent when they commit a crime.  Here he meets Quintus Telimus and is offered a chance to be adopted and attend the Academy.  It is more than Vis could hope for, but he knows there has to be a catch.  Vis has a deep secret and no one can ever know.  Not his newly adoptive father, not his classmates - no one.  What Vis does make clear is that he will never cede his Will to the empire that executed his whole family.  

This was an excellent book.  It is sci-fi/fantasty and great world building - all things that I love.  The writing is superb, and there are quite a few twists in the book that I did not see coming and really enjoyed.  It is an indepth read that took a lot of concentration because off the complexity of the Heirarchy in the book, but it was so well laid out.  The characters are well developed as well.  There isn't a lot of "corny" scenes even if this does take place in a school or a large part - it is much more adult. 

Highly recommend.

Stars: 5

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