Epic fantasy fans will adore the depth of Robertson and Boyd’s astounding world-building and mythology as Drast and Tyran trek across the Netherworld towards Heshayol. Drast’s snarky attitude toward his companions and the voice in his head provide plenty of humorous dialogue between the party’s battles against the Netherworld’s demons while Tyran’s introspective personality adds balance to the narrative. It’s important to note that Heshayol is not a standalone novel and The Thrice Nine Legends books are best enjoyed by reading Anaerfell, the first Blood of Dragons book, followed by the Kaelandur trilogy before concluding with Heshayol. Solid plot momentum coupled with interesting twists makes Heshayol tough to put down as the Kaligula brothers face their inner demons and the elder god Kowin’s determination to delay them on their quest. Robertson and Boyd’s Thrice Nine Legends is one of the few epic fantasy sagas that can equal Tolkien's Middle-Earth, and Heshayol ends this series with an intriguing yet satisfyingly bittersweet conclusion.
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