Many moons ago, the Gods funnelled their gifts into mortals, and the Inheritant Families were born…
Meredith Earl is an Inheritant orphan with no one left to trust. Her lover Sloane is dead and his corpse missing – now Meredith must find out who took him, and why.
After the tragic death of her parents she vowed never to use her powers again, but to find Sloane Meredith must enter the shrouded world of the Inheritant Families once more, and rediscover who she really is.
Meredith embarks on a voyage rife with love, loss, sacrifice and despair to face an enemy more cruel and vengeful than she could have ever imagined.
The Inheritant is K. M. Mackmurdie’s literary debut, a thrilling urban fantasy that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Inheritants by K.M. Mackmurdie is a new urban fantasy read that is thoroughly fast-paced, engaging and enjoyable.
A well-written book for a first-time author with a strong main character, relatable secondary characters, good pacing, great story progression and a fascinating new plot - this book ticks off all the major check-boxes for a great read. It was very enjoyable and I am glad that I read this book.
Heavy with twists and turns and magical themes that were not only entertaining but dark too this book kept my mind engaged throughout, something which is missing from a lot of other books in this genre. I appreciated the simple yet powerful writing and the thought that went into crafting each and every single character.
This book is kind of a stand-alone consisting of all three parts of the series. So it's one book with an entire 3-part story which is always a treat for readers like me who like to finish series they start but can hardly find the time to do so every time.
If you're looking to discover a new author in the urban fantasy genre or want to read a book that'll give you the satisfaction of having read a full trilogy in one go then go for this one, I'm sure you'll like it.
"The sun and the moon looked at one another, as if across the great plain of the sky, and neither could think of a single thing to say."
There are a lot of things to say about these books, the majority are good, and despite my frustration with the first part of Meredith's story, The Invisible Man and The Offering made up for the faults in Part One. After getting over my initial shock from the first book, the rest of this story became more and more intriguing and hard to put down. (For a full rundown on the plot and my issues with the first part of the book you can check out my previous post: http://bookstocombattherain.blogspot....)
Though The Funeral March had a bit of a slow start, the other two parts in this story start off fast and just keep barreling forward until the end. In Part Two: The Invisible Man, we finally get the likable male characters that I was wanting in The Funeral March. Also added to the mix is another inheritant main character and we start to get more of a glimpse into Meredith's background.
Part Two is also where Mr. Grundy and his power of decay start being used, if you're the squeamish type, be prepared for some hard to read torture scenes. I usually have a pretty thick skin when it comes to torture, but the scenes with Diane and Mr. Grundy had my skin crawling. Nothing sounds more horrific than watching your skin instantly rot away beneath someone's touch.
"Grundy watched his masterpiece as he lifted it into the air, tying off the cord at the base of the statue, hungrily watching the decay beginning to eat at the dead flesh, to expose sinew and bone in a long, straight line."
While I still feel like the first part of the story was a rough read and a few likeable male characters wouldn't have taken away from the feel that K.M. Mackmurdie was trying to convey, these later books make the first part worth while. The Inheritants story should definitely be read as a whole book instead of three separate books, you don't really get a feel for all the characters until well into Part Two of the series.
If self harm, rape, and verbally abusive relationships are a trigger warning for you, it might be a good idea to skip this series all together. But if you can handle tough topics like those mentioned, this book is a unique mix of fantasy and horror that may be a bit rough around the edges, but overall is a fun ride worth seeing out till the end. K.M. Mackmurdie has a lot to offer with the ability to conjure up a wide range of emotions and I'm excited to see what she puts out next.
I think the story could have been much better honestly. But there were so many holes and it seemed like the writer tried to rush it way to much. It took me forever to read as I honestly had to keep forcing myself to go further. I waited awhile to write this review as I hate writing bad reviews, although feel it best to be completely honest.