Steve Taylor Bryant reviews The Silvered…
The Silvered is intelligent.
Nope, it is in fact a joy to read.
Yes, there is a tad bit of romance in The Silvered between Mirian and Tomas and there is even a gay wolf and his partner but at no point did I feel like purchasing a – Team [Insert name of character involved in love triangle] T-Shirt or putting posters on my wall.
The use of elemental magic is a new concept to me and seeing different controls for fire, water and the rest was incredibly interesting. The more power you have the more your eyes turn different colours, a colour for each element. Those with the power of more than one of the elements? Well, their eyes turn silver.
There was no melodrama, no teenage angst, no over elaborate plot, no endless descriptive narrative. This was just good storytelling. The score is not reflective of how well written the novel is just the fact that werewolves and magic aren’t my thing, if you like that element of fantasy writing, feel free to add a few more points to the score.
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