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Call of the Herald: Young Adult Epic Fantasy (The Dawning of Power trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 243 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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|Age Level: 9 - 18||Grade Level: 4 - 12|
- Book 1 of 3 in The Dawning Of Power Trilogy (3 Book Series)
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So, I'll consider the next book if its not too expensive.
The writing is a very very easy read... so easy it's almost sickening. The characters are not developed and I felt no sympathy or relathionhip with any of them, except maybe Chase. The book has to makings of a good story, but needs to be treated with a more mature style of writing, greater character development, and less talk more speed. As a reader of great fantasy books, including the Lord of the Rings, I find the comparisions of this book to LOTR highly undeserved.
But that's not all...the Zjhon believe in the prophecy and have given the order to search for the Herald and do away with her. This is an intriguing fantasy and is hard to put down. The description of scenery is so well written that I could imagine it in my mind. The characters are believable and well developed. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The Dawning of Power is a trilogy, which includes Call of the Herald, Inherited Danger, and Dragon Ore. I would recommend this book for all ages.
Written by Linda Weaver Clarke, author of the new mystery series "The Adventures of John and Julia Evans."
The plot is hard to follow. Rathbone doesn't build up the setting enough - the reader is dropped into a world he/she knows nothing about.
The author also gives information randomly, tossing in bits and pieces of detail that has nothing to do with the previous or following sentences. Then there's the problem of giving TOO much information, which drags the story out (e.x.: "...permitting his unconscious mind -- rather than his conscious mind -- guide the way." Obviously if it's unconscious mind, it's not going to be his conscious mind.)He also tells us rather than shows us, which is a personal pet peeve of mine, as well as of language arts teachers everywhere.
Rathbone strings things together that don't make sense: "Leaping over the hedge, Nat moved with confidence and purpose, suddenly trusting his instincts more than his senses. For the first time in a very long time, he believed not only in his father, but also in himself." When you read that entire section of the chapter, the second sentence doesn't connect to anything. Why? Why does he suddenly believe in himself? We don't know because the author doesn't show us.
There is also the problem of overly wordy dialogue: "'Ah, Cat. I wish none of this were happening. You've certainly done nothing to deserve what those sons of jackals just said. Don't take their words into your heart, dear one. They are just scared, confused, and looking for someone to blame. I'll take care of them; don't you worry. Come along now. We've horses to tend, and I need to make a trip to the cold caves this afternoon,' he said..." Much of this dialogue is useless as well as stilted.Read more ›
Young girl suddenly develops powers, finds out she's meant to save the world, sets off on quest to kill the baddies and save the world. I'd bought this as part of a trilogy set on Kindle and through the last two books at least i got a good laugh at how awful the dialogue was. At every point it failed to immerse me in the story, overly florid descriptions of surroundings in a dreadful parody of Tolkein's Lord of the Rings, and a heroine who swings wildly between being vacillating and vacuous to self-righteous and determined in almost schizophrenic fashion.
Save your time and money, in the end the laughs i got from this book weren't worth the amount of time i put in reading it, the hint should come when you see that the author's "reviews" come from other literary geniuses who have self-published ebooks.
A true frankenstein's monster of a book with generic fantasy themes jammed together in a horrible mishmash, which is a pity because i'm sure a good editor could have licked this book into some type of reasonable shape over the course of a couple of years.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an exciting novel. It moves quickly, well written, characters are complex and well thought out plot. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
A clear straightforward writing style. Well interspersion of action and conversation, danger and time to reflect. I can't wait to read the rest of the adventure. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Pennie E. Pyle
A compelling story with mostly believable, & solid, (though not deep) characters.
The world feels rich with history and detail. Read more
I see the beginnings of a great new hero. The characters are well developed and the storyline leaves me wanting more. I can't t wail to start reading book 2 in the series.Published 1 month ago by Dugger1945
Sci-Fi is one of my favorite escape mechanisms for distressing. This was a good read.Published 1 month ago by N. Bruce
This whole series has been a delihtfull read for me. Well thought out story, easy to follow with detailed characters and their part as supportive or main roles. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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