Author: C.T. Rwizi
Series: Scarlet Odyssey #2
Publisher: 47 North
Released: March 23rd, 2021
Requiem Moon is the second novel in C.T. Rwizi’s Scarlet Odyssey series, and it is not one for fans to miss.
Salo is on a pilgrimage of sorts. He’s finally been accepted as a mystic – despite being male – and has been sent off on a quest. One that will prove to be more lethal and dangerous than his queen let on.
He must enter Jungle City and gain access to the Red Temple. However, simply doing that has embroiled him in a concerning level of politics – many in this city want to use him. If not for Salo’s allies, it seems unlikely that he would survive the week.
“You can never mourn them all,” the spirit says, as it always says. “Even you, who has never lived for so long. They are more numerous than the sands of a desert, their tears more plentiful than the waters of this lake. You must accept the truth and let go. Embrace nothingness and know peace.”
Requiem Moon was such a satisfying read! It makes me wish that I could go back in time and read it (for the first time) all over again. I enjoyed it that much. Then again, I’ve enjoyed Salo’s story from the very first page, so there’s no real surprise there.
This novel’s magical systems are even more complex than the first – something I was not anticipating. I love the combination of magic and technology, creating something that feels both foreign and intuitive. It’s fantastic, and I just can’t get enough of it.
The same goes for the characters, for that matter. There’s a rich cast of characters within Requiem Moon. All of whom have their own goals, plans, or hopes. It seems like every passing minute merely adds to that complexity, rather than taking any away. I can’t wait to see what happens in the third novel!
“When you have no good options, you learn to take peace wherever you can find it.”
More than anything, I simply enjoy C.T. Rwizi’s writing style. The words seem to come to life on the pages, making for such a compelling adventure. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: I wish more than anything that we could see an adaptation of Scarlet Odyssey.
Thanks to 47 North and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.