City of Stone and Silence, by Django Wexler


3.5 Isoka is still kicking ass stars!!


City of Stone and Silence (The Wells of Sorcery, #2)

Hardcover, 368 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Tor Teen
Original Title
City of Stone and Silence
0765397277 (ISBN13: 9780765397270)

Django Wexler’s City of Stone and Silence is the second book in the cinematic fantasy Wells of Sorcery Trilogy featuring a fierce young woman skilled in the art of combat magic on an epic mission to steal a ghost ship…


My Review…

This book is told in two POV’s Isoka’s and her sister Tori’s.  I will admit that in the beginning I found Tori’s chapters very boring and they barely kept my attention.  After a couple of her chapters it does start to pick up and you start to connect to her a little bit.  It was interesting to be back into the world that Tori and Isoka grew up in.  I enjoyed learning about Tori and how she is not the pampered princess that her sister seems to think she is.  Almost all of Tori’s side characters are also interesting and kept my attention. I liked learning about them and their back stories, I think I might have Garo figured out but you never know where an authors mind is going.

Isoka’s chapters were really interesting they are having completely new challenges.  I liked the ideas and world building of where they were.  I really wished she had more interaction with Zarun he is my favorite side character next to Jack.  Of course I don’t get to pick who she interacts with.  Her side of the story wasn’t as much combat as it was in the first book which kind of made me sad, I really missed all of the fighting.

This book had a lot more teenage angst, and talk of how sexy everyone was.  That I could’ve done without however they are teenagers sooo it is bound to happen when trapped together for long periods of time.  It just seemed a lot more in the second book than the first one or maybe I just noticed it more.  It definitely didn’t have second book slump, and I can’t wait for book three. I am loving all of the strong female protagonists.


About the author…

Django Wexler

Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research. Eventually he migrated to Microsoft in Seattle, where he now lives with two cats and a teetering mountain of books. When not planning Shadow Campaigns, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts.

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