Obsidian and Stars
After surviving the chaotic battle that erupted after Lo and the Bosha clan attacked, now Mya is ...more
Effortlessly resonanting with timeless themes and harrowing action cinematics sure to freeze the blood and jelly the spine against the backdrop of an imagantively ancient, magnificently beautiful and immutably deadly stage, Obsidian and Stars from Julie Eshbaugh is a sequel so incredible it’s like getting your favorite band’s follow up album and going...wow. Wow! WOW!
Then you end up wondering if you like the first or second book better, because they’re so good...so ...more
It's hard to tell whether all of my issues wi ...more
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Because the first book ended so perfectly and without a cliffhanger, I was wondering (and I'll admit a little worried) about how Eshbaugh would continue the story in the sequel. I shouldn't have worried--she got me to love a prehistoric fantasy afte ...more
I have to give my hats off to Julie Eshbaugh for writing such tense fight scenes wrapped into such beautiful prose. This story is almost non-stop adventure right from the beginning. Every battle has authentic touches that never let me forget when we were. That thing I said in my review of IVORY AND BONE about the “dress”, forget I said that. Right away Mya is talking about her wedding dress and how she makes it. In fact, the dress an ...more
When I first reviewed Ivory and Bone, the first book in the series, I gave it a four-star rating. After finishing Obsidian and Stars though, I went back and bumped it up to a five-star, because in reading ...more
The book opens with Mya sailing for the Manu camp. She’s wearing an intricately made piece of clothing she hopes will serve ...more
Following the first book, Ivory and Bone, I knew I needed to get a hold of this book, and boy was I glad when a copy dropped through my letterbox from the publisher. Now that Mya and Kol are betrothed, and coming to terms with the attack by the neighbouring tribes, they think life is back on track. However, Chev, the new leader of their tribe, has announced that their youngest sister, Lees, is to marry Morsk ...more
So (view spoiler)[ having a war between clans because of a girl that was met on an island to where the main character and her sister flee to so that the sister doesn't have to marry a guy ...more
My favorite thing about this book was my favorite thing about the the first book, the setting. This is a book set in prehistoric times. It such a fascinating period and makes a brilliant location for a book. Julie Eshbaugh has definitely done a heck of a lot of research when it comes to ...more
Obsidian and Stars is the second book in the Ivory and Bone series. I did enjoy the first book, Ivory and Bone, but this book was much more enjoyable to me. The way the story is written is beautiful and detailed. The pacing is of a slower nature but I was okay with that because this story followed around a prehistoric clan and it just felt natural to me. From the start, I was captivated and loved that the story was written from Mya’s point of view. Having met Kol in the fir ...more
Much like Ivory and Bone, this sequel shares a lot of insight to ...more
First of all, I am so glad that this is not the end of this trilogy. Sure the ending was beautiful but I WANT MORE. One of the things that totally drew me into the first book was the world. I talked about this in my review of Ivory and Bone but this world that Eshbaugh writes in isn't the most common. I don't see a lot of books taking place in the prehistoric era where spears and bones are still use ...more
As I’ve mentioned on my review of Ivory and Bone, I hated her for being obstinate and I understood for she has her reasons. My understanding on her part was shal ...more
*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher for this blog tour in exchange for an honest review.*
Obsidian and Stars definitely was an interesting conclusion to this series, one that I definitely enjoyed. You can read my review of book 1: Ivory and Bone, here.
After the betrayal and the fight with the Bosha clan ended, everything finally seemed at place. Mya is ready to be betrothed to Kol but then the unthinkable happens, Chev, the High Elder of ...more
I didn't think this could stand up to the tense, romantic, historically-rich Ivory and Bone, but this book is every bit as wonderful. One of my favourite things is how different the action scenes are to any other book I've read, because they're fighting with era-appropriate weapons like spears and darts, and I LOVE IT. It makes every fight stand out when sometimes fight scenes can be flat and dull. In the same way, these details make even ...more
Obsidian and Stars, rating: 4.5 stars
As complex and attention-grabbing as Julie Eshbaugh's debut novel
Ivory and Bone --but improved with experience! The first book, told from Kol's storytelling perspective, recounts a tale of convoluted motives and a twisted past. Its sequel, Obsidian and Stars, only differs in the maturity of the telling.
The story is told from Mya's...more
The stars in the obsidian sky may be beautiful, but they show the past, not the future.
Obsidian and Stars was another brilliant story in this duology. I am sad to leave this fantastical world behind, but I am in love with how both stories were a perfect balance to each other. In Ivory and Bone we are told the story from Kol’s perspective, and the fascinating part is we are listening to him tell the story of how he first met Mya to her for the majority of the timeline. In Obsidian and Stars, we a ...more