Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews the first novel in the Elemental Wars series by Freya Robertson, entitled Heartwood. The epic fantasy novel is published by Angry Robot Books. Its sequel, Sunstone – hits 25th March 2014 in the USA and in the UK on April 3rd.
“Whilst not living up to its full potential, Heartwood is nonetheless a solid book. However its biggest strength is also its greatest weakness, as the first novel in the Elemental Wars is all about worldbuilding and as a result everything else suffers.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields