Review: Court of Magickers by Novae Caelum

Posted July 20, 2023 by Lola in Review, Sci-Fi / 0 Comments

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Court of MagickersCourt of Magickers (The Stars and Green Magicks #4)
Novae Caelum

My Rating: 5 stars

Genre: Science Fiction
Age Category: Adult


Ari’s new powers have awakened, threatening to tear apart a kingdom already on the edge. Sent back to Valon to face her father’s—and the people’s—judgement, Ari must decide how far she’ll go to reclaim her former life, if that’s even possible anymore.

In the heart of the turmoil, Iata, the reigning ruler, is losing control of his increasingly unstable magics. As his secrets threaten to spill out, his brother’s wife, Haneri, draws ever closer—and he’s not sure he wants her to stop.

At the border to Kidaa Space, Rhys grapples with the ominous and impossible patterns in the Kidaa attacks, and comes face to face with the Kidaa themselves in a harrowing meeting that could change the future of the kingdom.

And Dressa, who secretly married an enemy prince, must now face the consequences of that marriage.

Because Lesander was activated by her family.

And Lesander has a choice: obey her family, or betray her wife.

With enemies without and enemies within, can the Truthspoken save their kingdom, or is this kingdom doomed to fall?

My Review

I received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.

Court of Magickers is the third book in the Stars and Green Magics series and I loved it! It picks up right after where book 2 ended and got me right back into the events again. A lot of the set up and events of book 2 carry through here and I loved seeing everything play out. There’s so much going on in this book and I mean that in the best possible way. There are twists and turns and interesting developments. There are character changes and decisions they make and I was excited to see it all play out.

This book had my attention from start to finish and I really enjoyed the book. The author writes all the political intrigue really well and there are all these undercurrents. It’s really fascinating reading about all these characters as well as the state of the kingdom and the characters roles in it. All the characters are interesting to read about, so I rarely minded the point of view switches. For me it also helped that most of the characters are back in one place again, except for Rhys. As this made the story felt more focused on events in and around the palace. And then Rhys’s chapters are an interesting visit to outer space and there are some interesting things going on there as well. The ending of this book was really tense and I wanted to know how it all played out. I can’t wait for the next book and see how all these events play out further!

The multiple point of view works so well in this book. Every character is interesting in their own right and has their own personality, motivations and part to play in the plot. Things are coming to light with Lesander, which was interesting. And Imorie and their story was really well written, I felt bad for what they had to go through, but liked seeing how they moved forward and dealt with things. Maja and Iata their plot lines and how they’re running the kingdom and the struggles of Iata keeping his magics hidden. Rhys and his research into the Kidaa. I enjoyed reading about all of them and seeing how they act and deal with things.

This book deals a lot more with green magicks and I liked reading more about it. There’s also more about the alien Kidaa. I like how the world building expands a bit with every book and the world becomes even richer and feels so real.

To summarize: This was another awesome read in this series. There’s a lot going on with political intrigue, character plot lines, the green magics and the alien Kidaa. I loved this book and it kept my attention from start to finish. I really like seeing things play out and reading about all the different characters. The multiple point of view works really well and I rarely mind a point of view switch as everyone’s story is fascinating and I like reading about all the characters and learning more about them. The world expands with more information about green magicks and the alien Kidaa. The events at the end of the book were tense and had me eager to see how it all plays out and I can’t wait for book 4!

5 Stars


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