William and Baldric were successful in trekking across the uncharted lands of the elves. After reaching the Viridian Veil and warning Lord Thinduill of Dadro’s deceit, they thought their journey had come to a close. But in truth, it had only just begun—and the more they descend into the battle for Cellagor’s fate, the more they’ll learn about their own mysterious pasts.
Preceding their arrival to the Veil, Avolin’s visions revealed that William and Baldric were tied to the Book of No Quarter. Upon learning this, Lord Thinduill insisted they accompany him to the elven capital of Leof Ealdwin.
Meanwhile, Rhan is no more, and its ashen remains mark the beginning of a new age. Arnion’s sacrifice may have altered the fate of Cellagor, but his father’s resolve continues to be tested. In the north, houses have reunited once again, and the Braxi army slowly encroaches on the Unspoken Border. Talfryn remains the last standing house to refuse Dadro’s rule—but they must rekindle old alliances if they mean to survive further bloodshed.
Word of Dadro’s victory over the elves continues to spread across the realm. Thousands have sworn their fealty to him, and whispers of a promising union linger on the horizon. But war does not come without its price. Dadro’s brother has yet to recover from the Battle of Rhan, and the pyromancer Aleister’s treachery remains unseen. With his ambitions still unknown, neither side is safe during this ushering in of a new age.
A Prophecy Unsung is book two in Adam Bishop’s The Voice of No Quarter series and this was a welcoming sequel on top of an already solid foundation.
I was a massive fan before of how Bishop put in a lot of work and that has doubled in A Prophecy Unsung. Bishop has made it easy to turn the page as the writing is simple to follow, even though the story is so complex. Bishop has managed to fill so much into this book whilst keep us on a steady path to a brutal end and the world-building itself, which was a highlight from book one, continues here.
The characters themselves were full of banter, and that’s what I love to see on an adventure. These were the highlight of the novel, and we really get a familial sense when they are together. The events from A Sea of Cinders have matured these characters and you can tell that they have grown, as has Bishop’s writing, and these were great to read.
The plot itself was handled well. Bishop has crafted incredible battle scenes before, and this is no exception. I liked the way that the plot was handled and how each character had a role to play. Bishop describes everything with such ease that it’s so easy to be immersed in this world, full of easter eggs from other series, and really want to be a part of it all.
Bishop has really started something special on their author journey and this is a high bar to set. This was another fantastic read from Adam Bishop and I urge you all to pick up this series.