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What really sold me on this book was the world of Alterra and the vital connection it had with Terra and the knights of VEIL. I thought the blood pacts was a creative way to link a very real world with a completely mind-blowing imaginative one. I loved the parts in the book when the narrative went into scenes with Flickerdim and Stumble. Even the description of Stumble being "a curiosity" was so ingenious. I loved the Alterran scenes even if half the time I had a hard time picturing exactly what was happening.
As far as characters go, I totally admired Thainna. She was spunky and courageous and truly a compassionate person. She wore her heart on her sleeve and was determined to do anything to make a better life for her family and the community that was involved with the House of Five Dragons. Rikard was very cut-and-dry for me, but it worked for him. He was all about honor and family, nothing else mattered. As an opposite to Thainna, it worked. Both of them were primarily focused on family. It helped their relationship to evolve.
There was a lot of POV shifting because there were a lot of secondary characters. Marus was very noble. Laurael made me want to vomit, she was so deceptively cruel, but at the same time I understood her motive. Gauis I thought was a little brat, a redemptive brat however. And Thain... I was pleasantly surprised at how his story turned out. I could go on about the secondary characters because there were so many.Read more ›
Despite the familiar framework of the plot (guy-meets-girl-and-saves-the-world sort of thing), what they did was approach the outcome of such a plot so that any twist they revealed would actually surprise you. While some readers might argue how obvious certain twists were, the authors get it right enough on more than one occasion that you'll overlook the ones where they weren't successful at all. What I liked in particular was how the lead male and female characters were a disoriented 'madman' and common thief - totally against the early stereotypes of fantasy and easily accessible to those who don't read the genre. Neither were prepared for the roles they would soon inherit and the confusion they felt for the first half of the story served as the perfect medium for introducing the Alterran pacts that have fallen out of practice.
I also liked the vague impressions we receive of the Alterrans, especially Stumble, a young and curious Alterran born from a "kid's idea". I think the authors must have heavily edited the text related to the Alterrans because they appear so rarely throughout the narrative that it feels like a loss rather than a mystery. I know we're not supposed to understand the Alterrans that well, but the importance of renewing Terran and Alterran relations is not as imperative as the more popular scenes involving Rikard and Thainna's romance.Read more ›
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I would call this a solid fantasy novel. Not 5-star excellent. But certainly not terrible. Right smack in the "well-developed, original concept of a world I never imagined but am... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Israel Church
I finished this book a couple of years ago and I still can't get it out of my head. The lore that's presented about two worlds is unique and memorable in its execution and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Garrett O
Great read. There are some moments where the writing falters slightly but overall a very engaging and gripping tale.Published 6 months ago by Jerami
Very original with good character design and some nice twists. I enjoyed the ending most because i didn't predict it at allPublished 8 months ago by Keri Salyers
I mean it! If you're viewing this page then you must be into this genre, and this little gem is a wonderful suprise. Brilliant, brilliant book.Published 8 months ago by Eh?Dub!
I see a lot of reviewers saying that the beginning was confusing, but then the story got really good. That was not the impression that I got at all. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amber Rain
I liked the story line, but it did seem a little campy at times. Bad people just end up dead. That is too easy. But the concept was good and original.Published 11 months ago by Ladi8ug
This book is mystical and otherworldly, being reminiscent of ancient cultures in culture conceding life, love, war and honor. Read morePublished 11 months ago by AvidReader923(@Hey, It Was Free!)
Bought this book in February of 2012 (3 years ago!) and it is still my favorite book that I have put on my kindle. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mike Dilger
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