Outsider: Deliverance by Peter Diggins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In Outsider: Deliverance, Duncan has been swept away from modern day Earth to a land of magic on a far off planet–and it’s a long way from home and the wife and kids he left behind. His one goal is to get back, but the owner of the magic he now wields is out for revenge. Duncan may not be able to die on Syrane, but there are fates worse than death.
This is the second book in the duology (the first being Outsider). I found that while the author did a good job explaining necessary parts of the first book when required, it did dive into the action very quickly and I was a little lost at the beginning. Once I got past that, it became easier to get into the story and Duncan’s predicament. I imagine reading it second, as intended, would enrich the experience of reading this book.
I did find, however, that the story seemed to drag in some parts (possibly due to starting in the second book instead of the first), and the ending felt a tad abrupt.
But the world of Syrane is incredible and it’s interesting to see how religion and magic tie together in the system. A solid story of magic and adventure, of longing and hard choices. If you love pop culture references mixed with your sword and sorcery, pick up Outsider and Outsider: Deliverance!
**This book contains some swearing, and one sexually suggestive scene.