Siege of Rage and Ruin
Isoka has done the impossible—she’s captured the ghost ship Soliton.
With her crew of mages, including the love of her life Princess Meroe, Isoka returns to the empire that sent her on her deadly mission. She’s ready to hand over the gh ...more
Siege of Rage and Ruin heads towards the logic conclusion to the trilogy. It was a good and solid conclusion, and yet something was still missing to be more.
After having survived the ship Soliton, having control over it and having created a new home for those with powers and outcasts, Isoka returns home to grab her sister and leave her home city behind forever. H ...more
It's not a bad book, and 3 stars is still a rating that I generally give to books that I found to be average. Not good, not bad, just.... average. And while I love Wexler's creativity and his characters (the amount of strong female characters in this series is amazing), I have to agree with another reviewer wh ...more
Django Wexler reminds me a lot of Brandon Sanderson. I said this in my first review, because of the worldbuilding, and I'll say it again. There's a lot of magic that could only have been created by someone who spent his formative years playing Dungeons & Dragons. There's a lot of plotting that comes straight out of every fantasy author's ...more
It simply felt too rushed and had a bit too neat of an ending. I know endings can be difficult, and it's not so much that I'm opposed to how it ends, as I am with what happens in between and how we got to the ending. Some parts of the story work - like, once again, highlighting the contrast between Tori and Isoka and really showcasin ...more
Really solid trilogy. ...more
First thing to notice here is that Django Wexler, dedicated this book to all first responders as it was written in 2020, a terrible year where they were risking their lives for our protection, so thank you from my side as well, I have a lot of family members who are doctors and it's worrying all the time.
Now why is that relevant to m ...more
I'm so in Love with this series showing how far you are preparated to go and what creepy stuff you can do in order to protect and be there for others. A harsh hard world still showing how the main people as humens with doubts and love etc and interacting according to their upbringing.
The growth of the characters and the magic is cool as ever. Would like a continuation and was a bit sad f ...more
Isoka, you're badass! ...more
Siege of Rage and Ruin is the explosive final adventure in Django Wexler's The Wells of Sorcery trilogy, an action-packed epic fantasy saga.
Isoka has done the impossible—she's captured the ghost ship Soliton.
With her crew of mages, including the love of her life Princess Meroe, Isoka returns to the empire that sent her on her deadly mission. She's ready to hand over the ghost ship as ransom for her sister Tori's life, but arrives to find her home city under siege. And Tori at the helm of a
The core of this book, and indeed the entire trilogy, is the relationship between the sisters Isoka and Tori. The first book is told from Isoka's POV, which is appropriate as the two are separated for the entire narrative. In the second, ...more
As a series overall I really enjoyed it, as the final book however it was not my favorite. I was kind of hoping for an epic battle with lots of magical well usage and etc. I got a lot of self loathing and hating each other and miscommunication. It kind of felt rushed for an ending, I guess I was hoping for more.
Now I don't want you to get the wrong idea, it had the same amazing characters. Almost everyone was back for more in this final book. As per usual I really ...more
Isoka was all but untouchable and while I would have liked to see her in more dangerous situations, i still rooted for her to survive. Her companions were quite entertaining, especially Jack, and there was still a sense o ...more
I think I might not rate this because I skimmed the last half, so I can't really say I read all of it. I really enjoyed the first book, but felt the second book suffered a bit because of the addition of Tori. I wasn't very interested in her story. Unfortunately this book is mostly Tori's story. The super cool giant magic ship pretty much gets abandoned so we can spend the first half of the book in siege warfare and then the second half ...more
I really did love it. I only dropped a star due to editing. Maybe it was too long between books but there’s a couple of inconsistencies between this book and the other two. The biggest glaring inconsistency is the fact that she was living in the second word for the first two books and suddenly she lives in the third Ward. Every time I read about her being in third Ward I just got irritated. lol There’s a couple other minor editing errors also. It makes me wonder if he got a new editor. B ...more
And he's such a thoughtful writer of politics, which is extremely fun to read. He knows how to balance the edge of "the revolution has to be believable" with "no one wants to read about the protagonists getting crushed like bugs".
Also, I had somehow forgotten that the b-plot in the last book existed and so they got to the city and I was like "Oh, right, Tori has been busy".
But the nice thing about these books is they are self contained and catch you up quickly o ...more
Also the gays get to live so that's a major plus. (end baby spoiler) Seriously, I don't know how this man does it b ...more
I'll miss reading about this world and these characters, ...more
I loved getting to see Tori come into her own, but also see Isoka realise that she’d been putting her on a pedestal. I also loved when they worked together, and getting to see some of the fun schemes.
I could probably have used more of Meroe and Jack - they always shine off the page and I will always want more of them as a result.
Isoka did not feel as powerful as before.
And Tori, I have a hard time believing she did all that.
Can't believe I say I wanted more death. i gue ...more