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The Sky Weaver

(Iskari #3)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Lavish, romantic and magical, The Sky Weaver is a new standalone story set in the world of The Last Namsara - one that fans of Leigh Bardugo, Holly Black and Laini Taylor will flock to. . .

At the end of one world, there always lies another.

Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard-helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 14th 2019 by Gollancz
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Aug 07, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: most-anticipated

now to find a free day to read
Kristen Ciccarelli
Sep 25, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Hello there! Just popping in to say that the international pre-order campaign for THE SKY WEAVER is officially open! Readers who send me their proof of purchase will get this exclusive card pack, designed and illustrated by Gabriella Bujdosó, while supplies last. Head on over to my website for more details.

I’m never on Goodreads except to update things, so if you have questions, the best place to contact me is on Instagram. I check all DMs and my handle is @kristenciccarelli. Alternatively, you
⚔ Silvia ⚓
hi I heard this has f/f enemies to lovers so I'm off to read the first two books before this comes out, brb
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
-- I received this book through NetGalley against an honest review. --

I love this series and I was eager to read this last volume, I was lucky to have it in advance and it is really good.

This last volume focuses on Safire, commander of Dax's armies, she had to fight all her life. First against exclusion because of her status of semi-blood and then against the men who regularly targeted her. She is a strong character because of her career and I liked that she is the heroine of this last volume.
“But you—you are a daughter of stars and shadows. You will not fail.”

oh what's this? all my love for this book and its characters? absolutely! know that i would die for safire and eris and asha and sorrow in a heartbeat
Celia McMahon
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It has a cover and it’s delicious!
Originally posted to I Should Read That

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This review is spoiler-free.

I make no secret of the fact that the Iskari series has been pretty hit or miss for me. I enjoyed The Last Namsara, but I actually DNFed The Caged Queen. I was a little nervous going into The Sky Weaver, but I’m so happy I decided to give this series another chance.

The reason that I wanted to read this book is because I’ve really enjoyed
K.S. Marsden
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Safire is totally focussed on her job, protecting the Dragon King, and doing her part to save the country from starvation. Things are made more difficult when an annoying thief steals the jewel that was going to fund feeding a nation.

I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I confess that I have read the first book in the series, but haven't got round to the second yet (which follows Dax's story). Knowing Asha's story from The Last Namsara, it was easy to slip back
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excuse me while I scrape my emotions from the floor and try and reassemble myself. Review coming soon!
Donna {Book Passion For Life}
Loved being back in this world! Review to come on 12th November for the UK blog tour.
It is official: this series is going in my forever favorites, alongside Harry Potter, The Infernal Devices and Narnia. This is the highest honor as I usually wait a while to be sure of it, but I’m sure. These books are so rich and deep and have so much wisdom to offer, and the writing is so amazing... all three books are standalones though and can be read in any order, though I think the original order is the most fun. But enough about the big picture, let’s focus on the Skyweaver.

There are two
Cori McCarthy
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this was a perfect ending to a perfect series!

This book was amazingly written and well thought out. It was just the best conclusion to an amazing series. I have been waiting all year for this release and I can for sure, without a doubt, say that it was well worth the wait! I know that I will miss getting to read more about the characters, but I just love the way it ended and I can rest easy tonight knowing everyone in this amazing world is happy and okay! This series has everything:
Kate~Bibliophile Book Club
Review to follow in November as part of the blog tour!
Bobby Sanders
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved Kriten C first two books in this series! I am sad I have to wait for the next, but I will.
Apr 16, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I already ship Safire and Eris and I haven't even read this book yet.
Sheila Goicea
*Review of book 1 in series: The Last Namsara
Amber (The Book Bratz)
The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz

Thank you so much to Wunderkind PR for sending me THE SKY WEAVER to read and review! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

If I thought my emotions were all over the place after The Last Namsara and The Caged Queen then that was nothing compared to all the feels that The Sky Weaver has given me. The Sky Weaver had been hooked from page one and I stayed up way past my bed time to finish it. It is very rare that I can read a book in one
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Release Date: 12th November 2019

Publisher: Gollancz

Genre: YA Fantasy

Review Copy: Yes

Blog Tour: Sky Weaver Blog Tour organised by Gollancz


At the end of one world, there always lies another.

Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard—helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled nation.

Eris, a deadly pirate, has no such conviction. Known as the Death Dancer for her ability to evade even the most determined of pursuers, she possesses a superhuman power
Rosaria Munda
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a beautiful ending to the ISKARI trilogy--THE SKY WEAVER manages to both stand on its own and feel like a perfect wrap up. I've always loved stories about old gods and old stories, but I've never read any that treat them quite as the Iskari trilogy does--like stars to be plucked from the sky and made human. If THE LAST NAMSARA was the Old Testament with dragons--Asha a prophet chosen, unwilling, to expiate her people's crimes--THE SKY WEAVER is Norse mythology with dragons, where humans and ...more
Cait Jacobs (Caitsbooks)
Check out this review (and more) over on my blog!

Quick Stats:
5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4.8/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Sky Weaver is the f/f enemies-to-lovers pirate fantasy I’ve always wanted. This book is breathtaking, and an absolute must-read.

“There was something so soothing about chaos. Something almost beautiful.”

// Content Warning: Violence, Death, PTSD, Animal Abuse, Assault, Torture, Rape Mention, Racism,
Jess Means
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been anxiously awaiting The Sky Weaver for some time now and fan-girl squealed in delight when I was give an ARC from Netgalley. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. I have previously enjoyed these books on Audible and it really impacted my enjoyment of the book even reading it. If you’re getting caught up in the series, I highly recommend enjoying The Last Namsara (with one of the best narration I’ve enjoyed in some time) and The Caged Queen. I know I will be enjoying this book again when it ...more
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sky Weaver was a wonderful, heartfelt book that was the perfect third book in the Iskari series. The mythology that Kristen Ciccarelli has been weaving (no pun intended) through the other two books comes full circle with The Sky Weaver, and I loved learning about Skye, Crow, and the backstory of the gods a bit more.

Safire has always been a point of interest for me but not a favourite character, but I definitely came to appreciate her more and more in this book. The rigidity of her character
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say that this was probably my favorite in terms of the myths woven in to the story. The story of The Sky Weaver and the Crow was so fantastic. And the way it was told and the way it connected to the current story of Safire and Eris was just great. Third book in and we finally get a story for Asha and Dax's cousin Safire, who has been a constant in the previous books. Safire is determined to protect those she loves even if it is from the Death Dancer. Who both infuriates her and ...more
Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: earcs

The magic of style from the first book continues in ‘The Last Sky Weaver.’

Safire is a strong presence in the other books and this doesn’t change as the focus shifts to her and her new found ‘thorn in her side,’ Eris.

Eris is a skilled thief,m and what makes her even better is that she’s a pirate thief, and let me tell you, she is a great character.

The chemistry and interaction between Safire is really well done, you don’t feel like they’re forced together
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-read
I've loved the Iskari series since I read the Last Namsara about 2 years ago. I can't believe we finally have the third and final book. The Sky Weaver introduces more about the mythology of the Star Isles and two new characters. Safire, the Commandant of Firgaard, wants to do what right for her country. Eris, a pirate and Deathdancer, has no qualms about cheating, lying or stealing. These two are certainly enemies, but might have to work together in order to save Asha, Safire's cousin.

I loved
Ms Zou
4.5 stars

[b]"You're not that difficult to figure out, princess. Order, routine, control... these are the things that excite people like you. Not spontaneity. Not beaches and sunsets."[/b]

When I read the second book in the Iskari series I had so much trouble getting into the story, but this time I was hooked pretty quickly. I love pirate stories, and I love dragon stories. Imagine my happiness when the two are mixed :)
Both Eris and Safire are very strong female characters, which I loved. I
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fantasty
This one was pretty good. It took me a little bit to get back into the story and world. There were also some unrealistic aspects to the story (and I'm not talking about magic, Gods and dragons). The plot was timed nicely, though it did get a little predictable at the end. I also found myself rolling my eyes at the main characters sometimes because of their wishy-washyness, i.e. I love her, I hate her, I love her, I hate her. All that being said, I did actually enjoy this book and am glad I read ...more
Kate (Reading Through Infinity)

I loved this so much. It's f/f, it's action-packed, it's filled with dragons and otherworldly magic, and all my favourites are back to save the day. It was an adventure from start to finish and I had a stupidly huge grin on my face (in the middle of a cafe) as I turned the last page. Props to Kristen Ciccarelli for writing one of the best companion trilogies I've ever read.

Read my full review here:

I haven’t yet read this book. But pre-ordered and arrived today. A little disappointed, because I have such book OCD, I noticed this book dust cover art work is unlike the other two and does not have that “shimmering” effect to it. Lettering is yellow and blurred and looks really off from the others. Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this? Wondering why they changed the style of artwork.
Excited to read and will update review when I do.
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for provided me with an e-arc of Sky Weaver!

I love this series and this final installation did not disappoint! This world with all its Mythology and dragons is one of my favourites.

This follows Seafire, cousin to the King and I loved every minute of it! I read the whole book in 2 sittings!
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Kristen Ciccarelli is the internationally bestselling author of the Iskari series. Her first book, The Last Namsara, debuted on the UK’s children and YA chart, was one of Indigo’s Best Book for Teens in 2017, and has been translated into 12 languages. Before writing books for a living, she worked as an artisanal baker, an indie bookseller, and a ceramic artist. These days she resides in a blustery ...more

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Iskari (3 books)
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  • The Caged Queen (Iskari, #2)