7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Could have been 4-5 stars,
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This review is from: Juxta, Magi (Kindle Edition)
I believe this story could have been separated in to at least 3 books. The author has a great story, great characters and all the right elements that you need to have a successful adventure and top tier series. The only problem is that he has crammed 3 books into one, and left out the DETAILS that truly separate the okay writers from the greats. While I don't particularly care for how beautiful every tree looks in a book, I do like to delve more into the minds of the characters, and the cultures and systems of magic. The author has pretty much skimmed over most details, this book takes you from childhood, to past his second apprentice as a master wizard, trips too hell, helping return the dragons and about 10 other things. It is simply too much for one book and the details need to be drawn out a little more. I however do not really mind this, and found it somewhat enjoyable to get a break from non-stop, non-relevant details. I would like however to see some more depth in future books, as I don't think the author should make it a habit.
I would say give it a shot, especially if you are in a little bit of a rut, want a good book but maybe don't feel like getting consumed by every little detail. This guy is a weapons simulations developer making war games(computer simulations). I can see how that might have given him a more direct approach to writing, if he let his artistic side out a little bit more I think he would have a 4-5 star book here!