Review: Evershore by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson

Series: Skyward #3.1
Authors: Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Released: December 28, 2021Received: Own

4 1/2 kitties

Evershore is the third and final novella by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson. It is part of the Skyward series and follows the events of Cytonic. Oh! And did I mention that the novellas are all going to get bundled into one pretty book? (Skyward Flight: The Collection). I cannot wait!

Jorgen, aka Jerkface, is used to being in charge and making tough decisions. He’s been doing it for his flight this whole time. Yet he’s never had to deal with so many life-or-death situations before. Nor did any of his training prepare him for interacting with alien races and politics. Yet here we are.

As far as Jorgen can understand, Spensa is still out on her mission (and/or lost somewhere in time and space), leaving him home to deal with everything else going on. Everything else happens to include Alanik, a distress call, and the search for Spensa’s grandmother, plus his commanding officer (Cobb).

“In order to achieve control, you must first accept that you have none.”

Guys, I have been counting down the days for the release of Evershore! The thing I love the most about these novellas is they help make the wait between novels more bearable. Granted, I now have little else to ease the anxiety until Defiant unless you count the novella bundle, which I very may well read again. Why not, right?

Okay, there’s another thing I adore about these novellas; each one offers a different perspective. And now it is finally Jorgen’s turn. I think we’ve all been waiting to see how he would handle well EVERYTHING that has been happening lately.

On that note, wow. I did not think that they could manage to up the ante further, but they did! This novella brought into context some things that happened at the end of Cytonic, finally answering a few questions that I had.

Speaking of, technically, the events of Evershore happen somewhere before the end of Cytonic, but the recommended reading order puts Cytonic before Evershore. Hope I explained that okay. The point is, it all makes more sense in this order.

I love that the three novellas tie together quite nicely, especially the last two. We got to see different cultures and their battles against the same foe in those. In Evershore’s case, that means it is finally (finally) time to meet the Kitsen. Yes, please! I won’t spoil how that goes, but I will say that it went far beyond my wildest dreams and hopes. Which is saying something, mind you.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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