Jaeths Eye The Agartes Epilogues #1 review ✓ 3

K.S. Villoso ¾ 3 free read

From the womb of a witch with powers so immense whoever possesses it holds the power to bring the continent to its kneesPraised for immersive worldbuilding depth and complex character development Jaeth’s Eye introduces an epic fantasy tale of revenge and lost kingdoms but also of grief love hope and a promise for tomorrow The Agartes Epilogues gets to the heart of epic fantasy from the sidelines and is a must read for the discerning fa This review will cover the entire 3 book series The author was kind enough to send us a free copy of this series in exchange for an honest reviewDon’t miss this week’s Book Geeks podcast episode covering this series as wellI’m a little surprised that this series is not at least a little well known There is a lot to enjoy with this storyProbably my favorite things were the interactions between the characters and how expansive and complex the world is I don’t think this series really did much than scratch the surface to all the possibilities of what is going on in this universe Getting to see of the politics that moves around and reading about some of the lore of the world is definitely what has me looking forward to reading work by this authorThe character interactions and relationships built up well and even though I am as a rule against love triangles the one that existed in this story made sense because the relationships built up over time and it the conflict was understandable Also I liked all the characters involvedI am also not much one for battle seuences I tend to kind of skim over them somewhat but there was a battle scene in the 3rd book that had me on the edge of my seat There was betrayal there was desperation there was a THING that happened at the conclusion of the battle that had me pretty upset It was just really well done and stands out to me as one of the shining moments of the seriesAll that said the storytelling is not perfect Mostly this comes down to scenes and happenings that kind of feel like they are missing The biggest example of this is in the second book one of the characters gets married and heads of with his bride to another country to take care of something Their leaving is the end of the chapter and the next goes on to another POV When we come back to that character again it has suddenly been 3 years and he has been in prison for most of that time While the reader does not have to guess at what happened to land him in prison by any means it was a little jarring to jump so far forward skipping over a major plot development entirely I would have liked to experience the ins and outs of how he ended up thereThis happened on a smaller scale a few times throughout the series There was also a little lore and history that I wish had kind of been sprinkled throughout the story a little before the information became directly relevant to the plot The namesake of the trilogy Agartes is largely absent from the series as he is of a historical figure Although I got the impression that he was someone of legend it wasn’t until the 3rd book that it started to become clear whySame with Sume’s father In the first book her father’s involvement in things that had happened in Jin Sayeng in the past impacted Sume’s story in the first book But it was never brought up that he was such an important figure until it was relevant to the story The problem with this is just that it makes it seem like the story wasn’t planned out when information of this kind regarding history and lore doesn’t come up until it is needed makes it seem like it was just made up as the story went along I don’t think that was the case with this story because so much of the rest of the story was obviously painstakingly planned out but it kind of seemed like it at timesStill the story was engaging and I liked the characters enough that I was able to look past these things and would recommend the series to fans of high fantasy It didn’t uite hit my favorites list but I have extremely high hopes for future work by this author Longman Introductory Course for the TOEFL Test revenge and lost kingdoms but also of grief love hope and a promise for tomorrow The Agartes Epilogues gets to the heart of epic fantasy from the sidelines and is a must Mustard Seed Magic read for the discerning fa This Sekrety ewolucji, kochania i swawolenia review will cover the entire 3 book series The author was kind enough to send us a free copy of this series in exchange for an honest Devils Gate reviewDon’t miss this week’s Book Geeks podcast episode covering this series as wellI’m a little surprised that this series is not at least a little well known There is a lot to enjoy with this storyProbably my favorite things were the interactions between the characters and how expansive and complex the world is I don’t think this series Die ewigen Toten (David Hunter, Band 6) really did much than scratch the surface to all the possibilities of what is going on in this universe Getting to see of the politics that moves around and Jane Goodalls Animal World reading about some of the lore of the world is definitely what has me looking forward to The Old Myers Place (Halloween, reading work by this authorThe character interactions and Portfolio Management Formula: Mathematical Trading Methods for the Futures, Options and Stock Markets relationships built up well and even though I am as a I Survived Swiss Boarding Schools rule against love triangles the one that existed in this story made sense because the Leftover Dead (Trailer Park Mystery, relationships built up over time and it the conflict was understandable Also I liked all the characters involvedI am also not much one for battle seuences I tend to kind of skim over them somewhat but there was a battle scene in the 3rd book that had me on the edge of my seat There was betrayal there was desperation there was a THING that happened at the conclusion of the battle that had me pretty upset It was just Witcheskin really well done and stands out to me as one of the shining moments of the seriesAll that said the storytelling is not perfect Mostly this comes down to scenes and happenings that kind of feel like they are missing The biggest example of this is in the second book one of the characters gets married and heads of with his bride to another country to take care of something Their leaving is the end of the chapter and the next goes on to another POV When we come back to that character again it has suddenly been 3 years and he has been in prison for most of that time While the The Witches reader does not have to guess at what happened to land him in prison by any means it was a little jarring to jump so far forward skipping over a major plot development entirely I would have liked to experience the ins and outs of how he ended up thereThis happened on a smaller scale a few times throughout the series There was also a little lore and history that I wish had kind of been sprinkled throughout the story a little before the information became directly A Year in the Merde relevant to the plot The namesake of the trilogy Agartes is largely absent from the series as he is of a historical figure Although I got the impression that he was someone of legend it wasn’t until the 3rd book that it started to become clear whySame with Sume’s father In the first book her father’s involvement in things that had happened in Jin Sayeng in the past impacted Sume’s story in the first book But it was never brought up that he was such an important figure until it was Jack Glass relevant to the story The problem with this is just that it makes it seem like the story wasn’t planned out when information of this kind Splinter regarding history and lore doesn’t come up until it is needed makes it seem like it was just made up as the story went along I don’t think that was the case with this story because so much of the Gilchrist: A Novel rest of the story was obviously painstakingly planned out but it kind of seemed like it at timesStill the story was engaging and I liked the characters enough that I was able to look past these things and would Wired for Culture recommend the series to fans of high fantasy It didn’t uite hit my favorites list but I have extremely high hopes for future work by this author

download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¾ K.S. Villoso

Jaeths Eye The Agartes Epilogues #1

The true story as always is in the details The minor characters in an epic story are often forgotten relegated to the dusty corners of a text; footnotes in a biased account that draws focus on the privileged the named and the powerful This is a story from those shadows The lives of a mercenary a seamstress and a merchant converge Kefier who is picking up the pieces of his life after his brother’s accident finds himself chased down by fo Jaeth’s Eye surprised me The cover may suggest that the book will be slightly melancholic I didn’t expect decapitation violence blood and the rest of the package we get And yet that’s what we’re served Parents keep your children away from this bookI believe the author herself mentioned that the idea of the story is that you're following around three minor characters who slowly get involved into a major epic fantasy plot None of these characters are heroes they just try to survive and react to unfprtunate life circumstances The bigger plot is hinted however especially in the beginning of the story it’s difficult to understand where all of this is going We’re shown some pieces of the puzzle but it’s difficult to connect all the dots until we’re a bit than halfway through The book revolves around three characters Kefier is running from his past Ylir has a surprise for us although I can’t say I didn’t suspect it Sume is a young girl who sacrificed her freedom to save her stupid brother My favorite character is Ylir Sume has her moments Kefier though is irritating Side characters especially Burg and Sapphire are interesting as wellThe story isn’t linear Most of the fun comes from discovering missing pieces of information Some readers will dislike author’s choice of telling the story and slow reveal of important facts Detailed and rich world building big cast of the characters we meet reuire reader’s focus You can skim through the pages but you’ll loose important details that pay off later in the storyline I believe the author consciously decided to write a book that won’t appeal to many readers In order to enjoy the story you need to invest some time and effort plenty of details to remember Your patience will be rewarded Before you get the book bear in mind that KS Villoso enjoys hurting her characters Also if you secretely crave for happy ending or a closure you won’t get it What you get instead is an uniue take on epic fantasy with excellent and rich world building and relatable characters It’s worth noting the book finely embraces diversity between different cultures Also the story sets the groundwork for something much bigger You know dragons monsters mages and dramaI’m definitely interested in reading seuel

review Jaeths Eye The Agartes Epilogues #1

Rmer associates for his friend’s death Already once branded a murderer he crosses paths with his friend’s sister Sume whose only desire is to see her family through some troubled times In the meantime young arrogant Ylir takes a special interest in Kefier while he himself is entangled in a battle with a powerful mage one whose name has been long forgotten in legend At the crux of their conflict is a terrible creature with one eye cast This one is a bit hard to judge The start of the book is probably a 1 2 star for me the end is a solid 4 starThis book really does reward patience In the start you have no idea who is who where we are and what is even happening This cionfused state stays until way into the second half of the book Things are happening that make no sense or even seem to be a plothole a lot of things happen off stage Like in one scene you a character is imprisoned and likely to die the next chapter has him free as a bird without any explanation at allThe end manages to explain all of that and to bring all of the different POV strands together It all starts to make sense and the bigger picture forms in your head It was pretty amazing how the author can resolve this much things in such a short time But I must confess that if I hadn't read this for SPFBO and tried to finish everything that wasn't really bad I would never have made it to that resolution in the end All the uestion marks above my head and especially the scenes that seem to make no sense at all would have made me give up way earlier So all in all I'll go for a 3 rating


10 thoughts on “Jaeths Eye The Agartes Epilogues #1

  1. says:

    I've made a character list to help people keep track of who's who in this serieshttpwwwksvillosocom20170510tAnd a non comprehensive citytown listhttpwwwksvillosocom20170310tUPDATE Added a country listhttpwwwksvillosocom20170512n


  2. says:

    Edited for in depth review This story took me for a ringer and be prepared to learn a TON of worldbuilding We're talking Way of Kings info dumps at the beginning so when you start this book give yourself a decent amount of time to submerse yourself in it to get accustomed to the names of people places and religions This book is overflowing with it and it takes a huge imagination to pull it all togetherThe story starts out with with a man named Keifer and his friend almost father like figure Oji they are part of a crew that does odd jobs throughout the realm Oji ends up dying mysteriously and Keifer is blamed for it His life is full of turmoil and hardship following the death of his friend and the false accusation that he's the one responsible He's enslaved beaten and constantly on the runThe woods are full of demons and they are creeeeepppyyyy as fuck They are stealing children and slaughtering people along the edges of their realmThere's no clear hero of the story or main character you follow around a bunch of POV's and that's part of the appeal for me It's not the story of the chosen one it's a story of common people which also has appeal to me Don't get me wrong I like stories like that but it's nice to have other sorts of stories with different sorts of perspectivesAt first all of the stories and plots don't seem to be connected but as you go through they begin to overlap and make sense in a cohesive sort of story Around the halfway mark as everything is starting to merge and be connected the story really picks up and shit goes downI actually had a bit of difficulty at first keeping it all straight as happens with complex stories The author was nice enough to post something on her blog to help people out keep it all straight man do I wish I had this when I first was reading through it is the first book of a finished trilogy All you people wanting finished works and are tired of waiting for the next book to come out I recommend this for youI gave it 55 on goodreads because of the sheer amount of work it must have taken to put this book together It was obviously well thought out in advance to be this incredibly complex The characters were in depth and complex not just the plot and world building and it made for a really enjoyable readFor Bonus points the author is an active member of rfantasy uksvillosoIt's also cheap another one of those free kindle unlimited books risk free trial for people who are members or 299 for people who arent worth the try either way for reviewscommenteditsharesavehidedeletensfwspoiler


  3. says:

    Jaeth’s Eye surprised me The cover may suggest that the book will be slightly melancholic I didn’t expect decapitation violence blood and the rest of the package we get And yet that’s what we’re served Parents keep your children away from this bookI believe the author herself mentioned that the idea of the story is that you're following around three minor characters who slowly get involved into a major epic fantasy plot None of these characters are heroes they just try to survive and react to unfprtunate life circumstances The bigger plot is hinted however especially in the beginning of the story it’s difficult to understand where all of this is going We’re shown some pieces of the puzzle but it’s difficult to connect all the dots until we’re a bit than halfway through The book revolves around three characters Kefier is running from his past Ylir has a surprise for us although I can’t say I didn’t suspect it Sume is a young girl who sacrificed her freedom to save her stupid brother My favorite character is Ylir Sume has her moments Kefier though is irritating Side characters especially Burg and Sapphire are interesting as wellThe story isn’t linear Most of the fun comes from discovering missing pieces of information Some readers will dislike author’s choice of telling the story and slow reveal of important facts Detailed and rich world building big cast of the characters we meet reuire reader’s focus You can skim through the pages but you’ll loose important details that pay off later in the storyline I believe the author consciously decided to write a book that won’t appeal to many readers In order to enjoy the story you need to invest some time and effort plenty of details to remember Your patience will be rewarded Before you get the book bear in mind that KS Villoso enjoys hurting her characters Also if you secretely crave for happy ending or a closure you won’t get it What you get instead is an uniue take on epic fantasy with excellent and rich world building and relatable characters It’s worth noting the book finely embraces diversity between different cultures Also the story sets the groundwork for something much bigger You know dragons monsters mages and dramaI’m definitely interested in reading seuel


  4. says:

    Jaeth’s Eye is the story of two people Kefier and Sume joined by the death of Oji Kefier’s friend and Sume’s brother and their separate journeys to discover the reasons behind Oji’s fateFor Kefier who has spent the time since Oji’s death on the run from the Boarshind a company of mercenaries and his former associates who think he murdered Oji trying to come to grips with the circumstances behind the event and his responsibility for it has driven him to the brink of madnessFor Sume who doesn’t know of her brother’s demise trying to discover why Oji is no longer communicating with her his wife Hana and son Dai leads her to meet and fall in love with Ylir yn Ferral who is much than he seemsThe story is well told and intriguing full of interesting characters unusual creatures and frightening monsters much as would be found in any novel of fantasy It is the first installment of a trilogy and it is to be expected that the following books will be as fascinating as this one I would recommend it to those who enjoy fantasy without reservation


  5. says:

    If you’re looking for a story that will hold your hand and explain everything as it goes you’re not going to find it here This story is told in a way that relies on you to keep up as you follow around characters and live their trials friendships loves and heartbreaks until you become so involved that you almost forget that there is something in the works underneath it all It’s a style that doesn’t work without strong characters and an interesting world to keep you invested There is a fair bit of a learning curve in the beginning I’d say the first twenty percent of it I felt like my raft tipped into a swift moving river I wasn’t sure where they were in relation to one another there was probably a map but I never look at them or exactly what was going on But after awhile the focus narrows down and time is spent with just Kefier Ylirmy favourite and Sume There was a bit of unevenness in the story and at times a lot of times I wished for a bit clarity but the characters were so enjoyable to read about in my mind that balances out a lot of the roughness This book was so full of people stories and life it seemed like it barely scratched the surface of this world and what’s to come in this series It’s going to be interesting to see where the author takes it If you like character stories told in a relaxed style in a rich full of life world think Bridge of Birds The Shadow of the Wind this book might be your cup of tea


  6. says:

    This one is a bit hard to judge The start of the book is probably a 1 2 star for me the end is a solid 4 starThis book really does reward patience In the start you have no idea who is who where we are and what is even happening This cionfused state stays until way into the second half of the book Things are happening that make no sense or even seem to be a plothole a lot of things happen off stage Like in one scene you a character is imprisoned and likely to die the next chapter has him free as a bird without any explanation at allThe end manages to explain all of that and to bring all of the different POV strands together It all starts to make sense and the bigger picture forms in your head It was pretty amazing how the author can resolve this much things in such a short time But I must confess that if I hadn't read this for SPFBO and tried to finish everything that wasn't really bad I would never have made it to that resolution in the end All the uestion marks above my head and especially the scenes that seem to make no sense at all would have made me give up way earlier So all in all I'll go for a 3 rating


  7. says:

    This review will cover the entire 3 book series The author was kind enough to send us a free copy of this series in exchange for an honest reviewDon’t miss this week’s Book Geeks podcast episode covering this series as wellI’m a little surprised that this series is not at least a little well known There is a lot to enjoy with this storyProbably my favorite things were the interactions between the characters and how expansive and complex the world is I don’t think this series really did much than scratch the surface to all the possibilities of what is going on in this universe Getting to see of the politics that moves around and reading about some of the lore of the world is definitely what has me looking forward to reading work by this authorThe character interactions and relationships built up well and even though I am as a rule against love triangles the one that existed in this story made sense because the relationships built up over time and it the conflict was understandable Also I liked all the characters involvedI am also not much one for battle seuences I tend to kind of skim over them somewhat but there was a battle scene in the 3rd book that had me on the edge of my seat There was betrayal there was desperation there was a THING that happened at the conclusion of the battle that had me pretty upset It was just really well done and stands out to me as one of the shining moments of the seriesAll that said the storytelling is not perfect Mostly this comes down to scenes and happenings that kind of feel like they are missing The biggest example of this is in the second book one of the characters gets married and heads of with his bride to another country to take care of something Their leaving is the end of the chapter and the next goes on to another POV When we come back to that character again it has suddenly been 3 years and he has been in prison for most of that time While the reader does not have to guess at what happened to land him in prison by any means it was a little jarring to jump so far forward skipping over a major plot development entirely I would have liked to experience the ins and outs of how he ended up thereThis happened on a smaller scale a few times throughout the series There was also a little lore and history that I wish had kind of been sprinkled throughout the story a little before the information became directly relevant to the plot The namesake of the trilogy Agartes is largely absent from the series as he is of a historical figure Although I got the impression that he was someone of legend it wasn’t until the 3rd book that it started to become clear whySame with Sume’s father In the first book her father’s involvement in things that had happened in Jin Sayeng in the past impacted Sume’s story in the first book But it was never brought up that he was such an important figure until it was relevant to the story The problem with this is just that it makes it seem like the story wasn’t planned out when information of this kind regarding history and lore doesn’t come up until it is needed makes it seem like it was just made up as the story went along I don’t think that was the case with this story because so much of the rest of the story was obviously painstakingly planned out but it kind of seemed like it at timesStill the story was engaging and I liked the characters enough that I was able to look past these things and would recommend the series to fans of high fantasy It didn’t uite hit my favorites list but I have extremely high hopes for future work by this author


  8. says:

    Halfway through Jaeth's Eye and I was convinced this book wasn't for me I was confused frustrated and starting to give up60% in and I found it hard to put downSo yes it took me over half way to actually start enjoying the book but in this case that's not such a bad thing Because when I hit the 60% mark things started to happen Everything I was confused about started to come together I started to understand where things were heading and frustrated as I had been up until that point I realised that the slow build up and ground work was necessary I just wish I had enjoyed it And I feel like I must've missed something along the way because even after finishing the book I'm still not sure I completely understand what really went on and why everything that happened did?Jaeth's Eye is the first book in a fantasy trilogy that revolves around the lives of three characters and their journey and struggle to keep up with what life throws at them Keifer is running from his past Sume has sacrificed her freedom for family and Ylir is a man who is than he appears In your typical fantasy these would be the minor characters you find in the background yet here we're seeing from their point of view whilst the heroes take a backseat It's ambitious and yet it works well It was refreshing to read a story told differently and by those we usually forget are also affected by eventsIf there's one thing that stands out about Jaeth's eye it's the characters Although at first it felt like there were lots to keep up with and I kept forgetting who was who after a while I came to really care about a handful of them I admired Sume greatly for her determination to do anything for her loved ones as well as Kiefer as he tries to make a new life for himself The character development is so very well executed and was most likely my favourite aspect of the bookThere's no denying that the world Villoso has created and the plot was incredibly thought out not to mention fascinating but with so many names of characters cultures and places thrown in from the get go as well as the history I found it difficult to follow at times However it was enjoyable getting to know about all of these and seeing how the different cultures interacted with one another It's action packed and adventurous that's for sure but I really had to concentrate if I wanted any idea of what was happeningSaying that nearer the end when things started tying together I was constantly ooh ing and ahh ing when things clicked and all the connections made sense And especially at a particular reveal The best part of it is that I didn't even see them coming I was pleasantly surprised it wasn't predictable once I feel like this is one of those books that you have to patient with if you want to get to the good stuff because here the ending chapters really are worth the build upJaeth's Eye is a promising first book in The Agartes Epilogues and part of a trilogy you should watch out for It's a different take on Fantasy that combines everything you love about the genre Though it lacks in some areas it has a lot going for it and I look forward to seeing what's to come for these characters in the next two books Aina's Breath and Sapphire's Flight out 5th April 201735I kindly received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review


  9. says:

    The author kindly sent me a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewWow Just WowKS Villoso is a new voice in fantasy that any fan of the genre should be taking note of right nowFilled with everything you should expect from the genre and Jaeth's Eye delivers on so many levels I have laughed I have cried I have leant forward in my seat in expectation of what's coming next My expectations were a good read; a pleasant way to pass a few hours I got so much Bring on book 2


  10. says:

    took me a while to get into this one but once I did I really enjoyed it Bit of an info dump at the beginning but once I did it was really enjoyable The demons where seriously creepy and I loved that we got uite a few different POVs I can't wait to pick up the seuel


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *