Spawn of Dyscrasia is the second book in the Dyscrasia world fiction – a reader doesn’t have to have read the previous book, but I think it helps. I shall be reading the others soon.
This world is dark, corrupted and filled with monsters – giant insectoids, twisted humans, bird-creatures and hybrids. Sickness has left its mark on the world, and most of the humans live in fear, ignorance or semi-enslavement to magic, monsters and dark forces. There are, of course, good people – Helen is a curer – an artist who uses her craft to heal the strange lords, who protect the lands from the disease and dark forces. That, I think was the most fascinating aspect of this unique world. Art is power and magic. It heals and gives strength to Lysis – the skeletal necromancer lord who rules. I loved this idea – Helen’s art is her power, her salvation and, in many ways, her curse. Helen is young, naive, afraid, confused but brave, loyal and the hero of the piece. She has her burgeoning magic and strength of will which keeps her alive. Helen is awesome!
The narrator for the audio is well chosen, her voice is powerful, yet easy to listen to. I was captivated.
I am definitely going to read the other books – I want to know more of this world, and it’s history – and listen to other audiobooks by this narrator.