Saga Volume 8 may be my last Saga book -- not for any glaring reason, but for not doing anything particularly meaningful.
"In Sartotias-deles, only once have we seen pirates enjoy the protection of the strongest naval power in the world." ~ Sherwood Smith, The Fox
"Life was not safe and nothing could make it so, neither fashionable dresses nor bank accounts. The baseline of human life was courage." ~ Paulette Jiles, News of the World
While this still felt like Earthsea and the characters were as strong as ever, this story felt quiet compared to previous entries, in a way that I wasn’t totally grabbed by.
This story isn't as simple as a classic “overthrow the king” plot. The book is more about Nimona and Blackheart’s friendship than anything else, and the characters are constantly questioning the morality of their actions.
“I would not have you descend into your own dream. I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world.”