Debut author Madeline Howard enjoys gardening, Celtic myths, and working on the next Rune of Unmaking book. She lives in Northern California with her family.
Battles, worldbuilding and characters here are built in rich detail.
She also changes tense in descriptions of places and is prone to telling instead of showing character behavior and feeling.
I liked the characters, though they were a bit predictable, still the story moved along well with plenty of action.
I wanted to enjoy this book, I truly did, but it just did not work for me. For one thing I believe that Ms. Read morePublished on January 7, 2012 by Giles Krandrannon
I read a lot of books of the fantasy genre. I picked this one up on sale at a store while traveling.
It didn't take long to figure out why it was on sale. Read more
I picked up this book for $6 at my community college bookstore last year. I finally started reading it this winter break. Read morePublished on January 7, 2009 by Amazon Customer
If one is looking to read a book and have the story come to some sort of closure by its end then this is not the book to read. Read morePublished on September 1, 2007 by G. Bentley
I just finished reading this book a few days ago. Unfortunately when I started reading fantasy novels a few years ago, I started out with in my opinion is the best-written, most... Read morePublished on January 23, 2007 by A Whitt
a book steeped in the mythology of an invented world that is one of the best high fantasy book that I have read this year. Read morePublished on May 27, 2006 by john smith
I feel I should start this review by stating that I'm not as a rule a fan of this genre. This book however is quite an exception and has caused me to rethink my overall opinion. Read morePublished on April 3, 2006 by Amazon Customer
Madeline Howard's debut fantasy novel is very impressive. She manages, within only about 400 pages (very short for a fantasy novel! Read morePublished on April 1, 2006 by Chapati
I liked this story quite a bit. Not the best I've ever read, but still very good. I liked the characters, though they were a bit predictable, still the story moved along well with... Read morePublished on March 15, 2006 by Karl