The War of Words


Thanks to NetGalley and Fog Ink Publishing for the arc of The War of Words by Amy Neftzger! This fantasy read contains a book that no one can read, words being transformed, people being confused, an interesting headmaster, an eccentric teacher and a talking gargoyle. The story begins with Kelsey fighting faceless shadows for the King. A fellow soldier, Eric, admires Kelsey and asks her questions to the point of annoying her. A book is mentioned that can win the war, according to legend. The only solid answer Kelsey can get about this book is from the “Sisters” who are all-wise. Kelsey also witnesses a cloaked man burning what she thinks looks like words. Other characters are introduced; Nicholas (a student), Newton (the talking gargoyle), Taro the headmaster and several others all come together to make this a fun, entertaining read. The War of Words is quickly paced and a fast read for fantasy lovers.