Description from Goodreads:
While preparing for the birth of his first child, Chrys Valerian is tasked with uncovering the group responsible for a series of missing threadweavers–those able to see and manipulate threadlight. With each failure, the dark voice in his head grows louder, begging to be released.
A young girl from a secret city in the center of the Fairenwild veers off course to explore the streets of Alchea. She never expected that her journey would end in chains.
Far in the deserts to the south, a young man’s life changes after he dies.
When Chrys learns who is responsible for the missing threadweavers, they come for him and his family. He must do everything in his power to protect those he loves, even if it means trusting strangers or, worse, the dark voice in his mind.
Together, they will change the world–whether they intend to or not.
There are 2 important things that you need to know about Voice of War:
- It has an AMAZING narrator so definitely pick up the audiobook if you can.
- It is BLOODY amazing.
Argyle managed to find a perfect balance between family drama, cool worldbuilding that makes you yearn for more and action scenes that keep you on the edge of your seat.
In the world of Voice of War, blue and green-eyed people can use magic called threadweaving, while brown-eyed people are without magic ability. The system is simple, but it gives the possibility for thrilling fight scenes. The magic has been nicely incorporated into the world and I’m excited to see more of it in the next book.
While the focus of the book is the mystery of the missing threadweavers, I would say that the main things the book excels at are the fight scenes which the book is luckily full of, and the relationships between the characters.
If you are seeking affectionate established relationships between two adults, look no further-Chrys and Iriel are caring parents and their marriage is stable and nurturing. They are strong both physically and mentally and help the other person out with lots of understanding. Fantasy family done right and there was no need for a dead parent!
There are also the mysteries of the importance of Chrys’s and Iriel’s newborn baby and the strange voice in Chrys’s head that makes him go berserk in battle. Believe me, the Apogee is one of the best parts of the book!
The next POV is Laurel, a young girl who rejects authority and wants to discover the world for herself. She became dependent on threadlight which becomes the catalyst for her troubles. She cares for her family and community, even if it’s not as obvious at a first glance and she makes a lot of mistakes. I’m looking forward to seeing how she transforms in the next books as she has a lot of potential.
Alverax is the last POV and talking about him would be a bit of a spoiler, so I will just say that I’m glad for his inclusion as it gave us more insight into the thoughts of a specific group 🙂
I really enjoyed the book and can’t wait for the sequel to come out in audiobook form so I can finish it in a day!
I would recommend you Voice of War if you like:
- Interesting magic systems
- Action, fighting
- The main character as family man trope
- Mistborn and/or Powder Mage
My rating: 10/10