ARC provided by the publisher—Orbit—in exchange for an honest review.
The Ranger of Marzanna by Jon Skovron
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Series: The Goddess War (Book #1 of 3)
Pages: 496 pages (UK paperback edition)
Published: 23rd April 2020 by Orbit (UK) & 21st April 2020 by Orbit (US)
Atmospheric, slow-paced, and well-written, but I have mixed feelings.
I haven’t read the series, but I’ve heard many great things about Jon Skovron’s Empire of Storms trilogy. When I saw that Skovron’s newest book, The Ranger of Marzanna, is a Russian inspired fantasy that has Magali Villleneuve as the cover artist—look at that cover art, it’s stunning—I immediately put this book on my radar. The result of the content, however, isn’t as likable as I hoped. I’ll keep this review briefer than usual; there were several factors that I enjoyed reading and parts that didn’t work for me in almost equal measure.