Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain have survived every attempt to stop them, but their enemies are determined to kill Mari, the only one who can save her world from a storm of destruction.
As armies begin to gather and cities seethe with tension, Mari, Alain, and their friends must prepare to confront the storm in the place it first appeared: the broken kingdom of Tiae.
The dangers facing them demand perilous raids, tough battles, and more than a little piracy. Beating the Mechanics Guild and the Mage Guild that have controlled the world of Dematr for centuries will require an unprecedented alliance under Mari's command of rebellious Mechanics, Mages, and common folk who know that together they can change the world, but separately they will all lose.
The fourth book in The Pillars of Reality series was written for Audible and originally published by Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio but has since become available in both e-book and paperback formats. The Pirates of Pacta Servanda is part of a six-part series written by Jack Campbell. The novels unique mixture of Fantasy and Science Fiction work to create an interesting story for the New Adult audience. Mari and Alain, fleeing their enemies must travel to the broken kingdom of Tiae. On the way, they must earn the trust of pirates, face formidable foes and attempt to stop the storm that threatens Dematr.
Mari’s character development throughout this novel was done spectacularly. The new characters introduced in this installment are engaging and interesting, even the most minor characters are relatable and thought provoking. Mari and Alain return in the new addition to The Pillars of Reality series to battle the Great Guilds, and evade the dark mages and dark mechanics that seek their deaths. The novel continues the person vs self and person vs society conflicts established in the other novels. The Pirates of Pacta Servanda does an excellent job of combining Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance and Steampunk into a New Adult novel. There are also plenty of life lessons scattered throughout both the book and its series. Through their trials and tribulations Mari and Alain teach the reader that respect is earned and definitely something worth working for. The character chemistry throughout this novel was very consistent and a bit more intense, since this book begins tug the series towards darker themes.
Overall the character development and world building was excellent throughout the entirety of the novel. The battle scenes gradually evolve to a more mature style of writing as the novel progresses and become a bit more serious. The fourth book fills in some gaps in the storyline and introduces brand new fun characters that the reader will relate too. The pirate-like adventure with swords, theft, and assassins was by far my favorite part. I would definitely recommend this novel to teens and Science Fiction fans.
About the Author
John Hemry known more commonly by his fans via the pen name Jack Campbell, is an American Sci-Fi Author. With twenty-eight novels, twenty-nine short fiction works and 6 non-fiction works published as of late early 2017 he is also quite well known. Campbell's first novel Stark’s War was published in April of 2000 however his earliest short-fiction, One Small Spin was published in 1997. Campbell’s Non-Fiction Interstellar Navigation, published 2000, was his first venture into the genre. A retired U.S. navy officer Campbell even speaks some Russian.
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