The Sacrifist is an action packed thrill ride that takes an interesting look at the Yeti. The storyline was a fast paced and fun adventure. The characters are believable and for the most part likeable. I really liked Dane, Torleif, and Phurba. The locations and use of real legends and myths made it easy to get lost in this novel. I loved the Ojibwa lore and traditions that were included along with the Buddhist legends. It made the story deeper and more complex. The Yeti's were also well done, I didn't feel as though I was reading the typical sci-fi Abominable Snowman fare. I'm looking forward to seeing what T. Mason Gilbert does with part two of the trilogy. A solid 4 star read.
The Sacrifist was a very pleasant surprise.
The cover isn't the most attractive in my opinion and (because sometimes I judge books by their covers, yes) therefore I started it with low expectations. I don't regret it, actually I think it made me like it better than I would if I went to it with high expectations.
This is a story about strong characters going through life experiences that you have to be strong if you want to survive. It's a tale about survivors and the losses they've had to endure. It has it's funny moment but also terrifying ones. It's a roller coaster of experiences really...
The Sacrifist also brought something new to my readings: the environment, this was the first book I read that takes place in one of the eight-thousanders. I learned new terms and gained new knowledge I probably wouldn't have otherwise.
If you want to know one bit of information I found interesting and that was new to a few of you guys too: check out my Teaser Tuesdays post of this week here!
The characters are very unique and you will grow fond of them! And once you finish you will want to know what happened to them next, not that there's a big plot twist or anything, you just really care about these characters and are invested in them. Fortunately this is book one in a triology called The 216 Trilogy! ;)
To wrap this review up, I do recommend this book if your in the mood for something very new and different!
The author did an excellent job of showing the different cultures and beliefs. The descriptions were so good you felt like you were on the mountain with the sherpas. As well as being read for entertaiment the book provides a lot of information about mountain climbing and the beliefs of those who live in the area. The story line progresses at a pace that keeps you turning the pages. You really don't want to put the book down for any reason. For that reason I recommend it to those who love adventure with a touch of the paranormal.
I really enjoyed this fictional novel however; the reader should be made aware of a few things before they begin reading. First, there are a lot of different characters in The Sacrifist so I suggest the reader takes their time reading to really absorb and remember them all. Also, the author speaks in the first-person point of view at times, from several of the different character’s voices. This is an additional reason to read the book carefully otherwise you will not know who is narrating. Lastly, this book contains a large amount of exceptionally written graphic, bloody, violent scenes, which many great fictional books do. However, if bloody gory violence is not your thing you have been warned. For everyone else this is a suspenseful read that will keep you guessing, keeping you on the edge of your seat until the very end. I am beyond excited to read the next novel in this trilogy.