Reviews for The Unspoken Name, by A.K. Larkwood

zeo's review
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adventurous hopeful
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.5

TiredTank's review
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adventurous dark slow-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters centre-stage? Yes

3.75

infinitedelay's review
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4.0

This was a wonderfully unique fantasy novel, with great writing, awesome world-building, and characters that evolve over the course of the book.

Most of the plot points were wrapped up by the end of the novel, but I am looking forward to seeing where the author takes the story. There were some flawed, unpleasant characters, and a reader's reaction to these characters and their changing attitudes may influence how much the reader enjoys the book.

I will be recommending this and will definitely read the next book by the author.

Appeal terms: World-building, strong sense of place, LGBTQIA diverse, flawed characters

ARC received from Tor via Edelweiss in exchange for a fair review.

DinaPetko's review
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adventurous mysterious fast-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters centre-stage? No

5.0

10 Ring Orogene's review
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4.0

Yo this book is just what I needed. Larkwood injected some much-needed life into the fantasy/adventure genre. The many different settings in the story have as much individuality as each of the characters do. Theres certain little things I wished for a little more elaboration on but all in all this was a really fun adventure! Can’t wait to see more from this series or this author!

Perditorian's review
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adventurous dark funny inspiring medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters centre-stage? Yes

5.0

LGBTQ+, frenemies, necromancy


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Moderate: Emotional abuse, Adult/minor relationship, and Toxic relationship

Minor: Child death

ladyaleira's review
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adventurous tense medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters centre-stage? Yes

Shazzea's review
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adventurous
  • Loveable characters? Yes

3.75

JSBoomhouwer's review
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adventurous medium-paced
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters centre-stage? Yes

3.0

ianthegreen's review
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5.0

High fantasy action that twists its way from set piece to set piece across an intriguingly unique setting. There are occasionally points where the pacing jumps a little as pieces are moved to the next dramatic climax, but overall this is a hell of a lot of fun. Original, fun, exciting. Came for the death cults, stayed for the endlessly entertaining character dynamics

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