Tower of Obsidian by L.T. Getty
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Tower of Obsidian by L.T. Getty is a good mix of action and mythology. It had a bit of a slow start and although at times, I found myself wanting this story to move a bit faster, I thought the story was solid.
The main characters of this book didn’t really win me over or even have me rooting for them. This was mostly because of the fact that Aoife, the main character, while tough, came off as headstrong. Normally I would applaud this but she didn’t really seem to think through what she was doing or even take into account how her actions would impact those around her. I will admit, she had my support when Kale ended their engagement but I wanted her to stand up for herself to him and I wasn’t sure why she just cried about it without confronting him when everything she did afterward tells me she wouldn’t have just let it slide.
Kale didn’t win any points with me based on the way he ended their relationship. Yes, he was doing what he thought was best and “doing his duty” but that didn’t mean I had to like it. It was hard to get behind the whole mission Aoife and Aaron were on and then also feel sympathy for Kale’s situation when from the beginning he made me want to kick him in the shin.
Aaron was interesting and I’m not sure how I feel about him. Aoife knew he loved her but still treated him in a way that wasn’t really nice and he pretty much took whatever she threw at him with no complaints. There is a bit of a twist toward the end of the book that made things interesting but his feelings for Naguset kind of came out of nowhere considering I thought he loved Aoife. I did like how he was the one to make things happen and in the end, was happy.
I do wish we would have gotten more of Aoife’s sister’s story. Fianait was an interesting character and I wanted to know more about her and her relationship with the group outside the city. There was no real explanation of how she came across the group and what happened with them once everyone was safe and back where they needed to be.
I thought Getty did a good job of weaving in the mythology of the witch in the tower with the story of Aoife and Aaron attempting to save Kale. It was a piece of the story that I thought made things interesting and while I wanted to see how the overall story ended up, I thought the story of the dragons, the witch, and her protector were what kept me turning the pages.
Hopefully this doesn’t come across as a negative review. I thought there were some areas where editing was needed but the idea is original which is what first drew me to the book. If you are looking for a story that has some action, mythology, and takes you back in time, you might want to check this one out.
Thank you to the author for the review copy.