Book Review: The Trillias Gambit by JV Hilliard

It is nice to see a story come into being, whether that be over one book, or throughout a series. The Trillias Gambit definitely provided some of that “coming into ones own” in the Warminster series. 

1. Thoughts on the plot

This book is the third in the Warminster series and follows the continuing adventures of Daemus Alaric, Keeper of Erud. It also follows Ritter, Adalynn (sp?) and many others whose adventures make this series the epic adventure that it is. I won’t go too deeply into plot because of potential spoilers, but know that war is on the horizon, both the expected one and something much, much more dangerous.

I think the plot was fairly straightforward given how many POV characters there were. There were four or five things that had to happen and I think each of them was accomplished quite well. I wasn’t expecting quite so many character deaths, though!

2. Thoughts on the characters

As always, I really enjoyed the various characters. It was nice to see familiar faces, as well as a few new ones who made it into the POV chapters. I don’t think there’s much to say on characters, since they are all familiar in the story so far. However, I will say that some of the deaths were completely unexpected.

3. Favourite part

The continuing tragedy of Ritter is probably my favourite bit. It’s just so inevitable!

4. Critique

I will say that I do wish the POV didn’t jump around quite so much. There could have been several of the same character’s chapters together and I don’t think the story would have lost anything in the telling, and would perhaps have gained slightly more flow. Instead, I was trying to keep up with many different characters while the story jumped a bit. It worked, but it took a bit of following.

Overall, I would say that The Trillias Gambit was a very good continuation of the series and I am keen to see what happens next!