#BookReview: Lords of Chaos

Never have I read any fantasy series faster than D. Wallace Peach’s ‘Unraveling the Veil’ trilogy. Too much fantasy doesn’t humor a realist like me, who likes to blend both but subtle realism in these three books amazed me. Lords of Chaos is the third book in the series. I’ve enjoyed all three.

Lords of Chaos, as the name suggests, acquaints us with “the First of Chaos,” who unleashes unspeakable devastation and despair in the fantasy world created by D. Wallace Peach. The story unravels deeper deceptions, as nobody could figure out who had robbed whom of his body and who was a changeling. Even so-called leaders couldn’t be trusted. Elves, changelings and goblins – all have to pay a heavy price as their world falls apart. Jungles are burnt, chaos rampage through their lands and innocent people drown in floods. Truth, compassion and kindness are thrown to the winds.

This book is a subtle comment on the world of today, hinting at the cunningness and selfishness of the people who hold authority. It seems to suggest that those who ignore their blessings, those who conspire against their own people and don’t respect each other are bound to face dire consequences.

The highlight of this book is the exquisite description of war scenes, so rare in modern literature. I marvel at the poetic prose, in the midst of war:
“Colossal chunks of sculpted stone, the elegant art of master manipulators, smashed against the sheer walls and plunged into the silver river far below.”
“Braced within the trees, she screamed and shifted. The air rippled with heat. Leaf litter withered. Twigs smoldered and erupted into flames.”

This book remains unpredictable till the last page but the trilogy must be read in order, if you want to understand the values embedded within it. Highly recommended.

– Balroop Singh

60 thoughts on “#BookReview: Lords of Chaos

  1. Thank you so much, Balroop, for the wonderful review. I know that fantasy (especially dark fantasy) isn’t your go-to genre, so I’m especially touched that you took the time to read the whole trilogy. Lots of Happy Dancing today! Yay! And I’m so glad that the story’s themes can through clearly. You made my day and I couldn’t be more grateful. Hugs! ❤ ❤ ❤

  2. Balroop, a terrific review and I like how you delve into the deeper and darker themes of the book and also share a few compelling extracts from the book! The first in this series is set to be one of my first reads over the holidays – looking forward to it!

    1. Thanks so much, Annika. Balroop did such a lovely job with this review… no spoilers and such a good tease. I couldn’t have been happier. I hope you enjoy the book when it rises to the top of your TBR pile. Happy Reading! ❤

    1. Thanks Robbie. War scenes are hard to write as I imagine you’ve discovered. Trying to stay in one pov while giving a sense of an epic battle is a balancing act. I’m glad you’re enjoying Sunwielder and thanks so much for browsing Balroop’s review. 🙂 Happy Reading!

    1. Thanks so much for the kind comment, Lisa. I’m an admirer of Balroop’s poetry, and she’s so sweet to read and review. It was a wonderful surprise this morning. Have a great weekend and stay safe. 😀

    1. Thanks for the visit and comment, Bette. I’m just tickled that you’re going to give the books a try. Hopefully I can hook you and keep you reading. It’s a great read for the holiday – full of mayhem! Lol. Happy Reading.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to read Balroop’s review, Jacqui. I’m so grateful to her and to you and to all the generous readers who took the time to review. ❤ Have a wonderful and safe week, my friend. 🙂

  3. Brilliant review, Balroop. You captured what it is I love most about D’s writing; the elegant prose. Very few authors can turn a phrase the way she does! A wonderful series…

  4. Fabulous review of Diana’s fantastic series. I totally hear you Balroop, as more of a nonfiction and women’f fiction reader myself, but Diana’s books are that good, and I’ll be diving in soon too. 🙂

      1. Well, I already own the first 2 books Sal. And given that I love the premise of how the series came to be, and that it is DIANA’s writing, I find myself unresisting, lol ❤

    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment, Marje. Balroop did such a great job of sharing her thoughts – without a single spoiler! I hope that if you get to the books at some point, you enjoy the story. ❤ Happy Holidays!

  5. Fabulous review, Balroop! So glad you gave fantasy a try. I too enjoyed Diana’s writing and was thrilled to read the first two in this series. This 3D writing reads like movie scenes. I look forward to reading book 3 soon. Happy Holidays to you, Balroop! ❤

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Miriam. I was thrilled with Balroop’s review, and she did a good job of avoiding spoilers. When the book rises to the top of your TBR pile, I hope you enjoy it. Happy Holidays, my friend. ❤ ❤

      1. It’s great that the review creates curiosity. I don’t want it to tell me how it ends.
        We started the Christmas music and may have a few movies lined up. 💞💖

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