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May 10, 2018
Invasion of the Ortaks by Sveinn Benónýsson
Invasion of the Ortaks: The Knight is the first
book in the Esthopia
Sagas by Sveinn Benónýsson.
world of Esthopia is divided into six kingdoms: Eniktronia, Serpenia, Antonia,
Hergia, Montania and Otanga.
an assassination attempt on Princess Egny, niece to King Haakon of Eniktronia
and granddaughter to King Ragnar of Otanga, King Haakon sends his most trusted
knight, Sir Klaus to Antonia to investigate who is behind the attempt.
Meanwhile, successful merchant Christopher finds himself on the run from his
home, seeking refuge in Serpenia and bearing the news about the Ortaks’
is an exciting and suspenseful book about knights, princesses, kings and elves.
The author is able to keep the story interesting until the last pages. However,
it seems like he focuses more on the description of fighting and battle scenes
as well as on preparing the background for an apparently promising book series
than on the plot. This results to a long list of names and places that are
difficult to keep in mind, underdeveloped characters and inconclusive ending.
Even the supposed climax of the book feels half-baked which leaves the readers
feeling less satisfied than they should.
fans of fantasy books may find it a very enjoyable book.
to Sveinn Benónýsson (@Sbenony) on the interesting first installment of such a
promising saga. For more books on this series, click HERE.