A smashing conclusion to one of the most satisfying trilogies this year, delivered on a jaw dropping schedule.
The Chasing Graves trilogy was released in its entirety, one volume at a time, within one hundred days. In times where we find that waiting years for the next book can be expected, Ben Galley has given us what readers crave. A complete trilogy in record time, and an excellent one at that.
Once again Ben Galley exceeds our expectations with the conclusion of the Chasing Graves Trilogy. Araxes, The City of Souls, was built on the back of slave shades. The sprawling and teeming city is so large it takes days to cross. It is corrupt to its core after a thousand years of binding the dead into servitude. A city where wealth is counted by the number of half-coins owned. Each one representing a shade bound to their service. Millions of them. In Breaking Chaos, the cast returns and inevitably the intricate plots of warring royals, the murders of noble members of the court, a church on the rise promising shades their freedom, a wealthy Consortium and a missing Queen and her King, all clash as revolts over the river Nyx drying up sweep the city. You can read Grimmedian’s reviews of Chasing Graves and Grim Solace here.
The relentless pacing, with the smoothness of Ben Galley’s prose and dialouge that put you in the center of the world he has created. With the tightness of the plots, the twists and turns are all riveting and the explosive ending was well worth every word.
Castro Basalt finds himself deeper than ever in the in the machinations of those who are power grabbing in the chaos. He and his sidekick, a soulblade he calls Pointy, change the game in Caltro’s favor. He continues, doggedly determined to regain his half-coin and his freedom from slavery. Unaware of the plans which have been in place in Araxes for decades, he finds himself a commodity to everyone he attempts to align himself with until at last, he decides to forge his own path.
A crashing end to a fantastic trilogy. Concluding the battle for Araxes, this book is filled with plots upon plots all vying for power in the City of Countless Souls. By the time the dust settles, Araxes will never be the same. When chaos erupts, we find both humor and grim determination within the story. True identities revealed, loyalties changing like the tide, this final installment practically explodes off the pages. Bloody, witty, and satisfying. Ben Galley has written an outstanding, action and intrigue filled tale of death and the search for justice. Highly recommended grimdark fantasy with plenty of action and plot twists like a thriller mystery. Click the cover below to get your copy!
- Print Length: 421 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: BenGalley.com; 1 edition (March 14, 2019)
- Publication Date: March 14, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07NYMVMDV
The endgame has begun. The battle for the emperor’s throne grows ever fiercer. The City of Countless Souls cowers behind locked doors as the whims of the downtrodden and the powerful bring the great game of Araxes to its chaotic conclusion.
With the soulblade at his hip and magic in his soul, Caltro’s freedom is almost within reach. But as Temsa reign of murder clashes with Widow Horix’s plans, the locksmith’s fate becomes all the more entwined with the needs of dead gods, the Cult, and vengeful royals. Caltro realises his struggle is not just for his redemption, but for that of the entirety of the Far Reaches.
While the Core Districts descend into chaos, debts left unpaid in the desert haunt Nilith’s long-awaited arrival in the city. A new foe is hunting her through the streets, an enemy with enough power to rival even that of the Cloudpiercer. And yet all their struggles pale in comparison to the dark omen that is spreading through the Arctian Empire:
The River Nyx is drying up.