by Kate Elliott
Dark, complex, compelling
Wow! If you liked the first two books in the Court of Five series, you’re going to love Buried Heart. Gritty and heart-wrenching in many ways. Buried Heart is a great continuation of Court of Fives and Poisoned Blade. (If you haven’t read the first two books, go grab them and read them first.) Great writing, complex and original ideas, and a romance that doesn’t overshadow everything else but is a realistic force behind our heroine’s decisions. The world-building is absolutely phenomenal.
Racism, colonialism, class divides, and family loyalties are compelling twined through Kate Elliot’s Court of Fives saga. Buried Heart just keeps turning up the heat as Jessamy continues her complicated relationships with Kalliarkos, her father, her mother, and sisters. The story, situations, and choices will leave you thinking long after you close your book.
This is a very satisfying conclusion to the Court of Fives series. My only wishes don’t have to do with the book itself: I want to witness a Fives competition in real life (I wouldn’t want to be an adversary as I’d break my neck) or commandeer my own spider. Yeah, that spider would take care of rush hour traffic.