Book Review: Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

What This Book Is About: 

Kings of the Wyld follows a group of now old men, the once-renowned band Saga, as they travel across the whole world (it seems) to rescue the daughter of one of the band members.

What I liked about it: 

This book is so wonderful – I liked the characters, I liked the differences, I liked the individuality, I liked the combination of action, humor, and tender moments. The monsters were creative, the foes were aggravating and challenging, and I have to be honest – I wasn’t ever *quite* sure how it would end. Tragedy? Family reunion? I honestly didn’t know.

What I didn’t like: 

The only things that really bugged me were some turns of phrases that consistently annoy me and some descriptive devices that drive me crazy.

Overall opinion: 

I loved this book and it’s definitely on the repeat-read list (if I ever make it through my TBR pile, which honestly, I’m finally making some progress. I just need to stop getting new books.

The pacing was engaging, as were the characters, and it felt consistent all the way through. I read it after I read Wild Worlds and the tone felt so similar – it was a fantastic recommendation by my friend Mitch and I’m so glad I got the book.

It’s very Expendables in its feel and tone, and I do love those movies. The heroics aren’t unfathomable – they are old guys trying to do things they used to do when they were younger – and most of the time, downright realistic. Their aches and pains weren’t the forefront of the story, but they were a consistent thread. They faced minor annoyance enemies, which made it feel realistic, and bigger ones, which gave it the more epic feel.

I basically have nothing bad to say about this book, so if you want a fun, fast-paced read that will leave you feeling utterly satisfied (and maybe slightly annoyed that it wasn’t expanded two twice its already fairly thick length), then this is the book for you to grab.

I give Kings of the Wyld a hearty five stars.

5 star rating

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ps. He has another book, Bloody Rose, and when I have time and money again, I plan to buy it. Maybe you should go do it first.