Somehow I still have this book even though most of my others are gone. I tried to read it once before, but didn’t make it past part one of three. I believe I had to be in a California state of mind for it to appeal to me, since the book was written here.
The story starts with a quest. The protagonist, Captain Vidarian Rulorat, is ordered to escort Priestess Ariadel Windhammer to a water temple in the south... But the book does not go how you might think it would.
There are pleasant descriptions, action sequences, magic, world-building, and even some romance. It is definitely a fantasy with some elements of sword and sorcery. It reminds me of a video game story, and I even named some characters in a game after Vidarian and Ariadel.
Sometimes the story feels somewhat disjointed. Every chapter is something new. Furthermore, the prose is verbose and can be hard to follow. However, Sword of Fire and Sea is fun to read, interesting, and I’m going to probably buy book two in the Chaos Knight trilogy. Highly recommended!