Title: Fall of the Argosi
Series: (Spellslinger #0.6)
Author: Sebastien de Castell
Publishing Date: 14.10.2021
New to the ways of the Argosi, the tribe of wandering philosophers who seek to defeat evil by wit and guile, Ferius Parfax encounters a hideous plague – the Red Scream. Highly contagious, caught by the hearing of a deadly verse, it turns its victims into mindless monsters that destroy all human life they come into contact with. With the help of a deaf boy whom she has saved from two horrifying victims of the plague, she sets out to find the source of the Red Scream and overcome it’s terrifying power. Along the way she is joined by another Argosi, Rosie, who purports to be so much wiser and more adept than Ferius, but who turns out to have her own dark secrets.
Peopled with extraordinary characters and gut-wrenching drama, Ferius’s story teaches her hard lessons about the limits of the Argosi’s ways. Readers will delight not just in this amazing masterclass in plot pacing and narrative drive, but in the seemingly bottomless well of wit, thought and wisdom that the story brings up and that has changed lives down the ages. It takes the reader on a journey like no other.
First of all, I wanna say I haven’t read the Spellslinger’s series. I just knew that these are amazing books with beautiful covers. But after reading Way of the Argosi and Fall of the Argosi, all I wanna do it’s to read the next books. So it is alright to read these two books first and then the others (if you haven’t start reading this series yet).
Oh boy, I have no idea how to start my review. Because I loved everything in these books! In the first book we follow the life of the main character, Ferius Parfax (very interesting name) who will become an Argosi. In the second, Fall of the Argosi, the plot becomes more captivating because Ferius faces a dangerous plague: the Red Scream that can turn you into a monster by only hearing a vers. That’s madness, isn’t it? I devoured the Fall of the Argosi in just 3 days and that says a lot!
If you haven’t read any of Sebastien de Castell’s books, then what are you waiting for? Especially if you are a fan of fantasy as me. Now shhh because I am going to read the next book while my baby is still sleeping!
Thank you KaleidoscopicTours and Sebastien de Castell for the opportunity to read these books.