Amber Magic (Haven Series #1) Kindle Edition
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Like most fantasy books, it has the magical creatures/races (fairies, elves, goblins, changelings, warrior/fighter type) and many other types I have never seen. This first book does well on developing the characters and giving you the background story. It was a little confusing for the first chapter or so, but when the Tale Spinner, Grudin shows up to give some much needed background, the plot and story just falls into place. I could not stop reading and have just now downloaded the next 3 in the series. It's not a really deep or detailed story, but quite entertaining and an easy read.
I won't give away too much: The River Folk have had a pact with the "magical" factions of fairies, elves,"Dark Ones" etc.. that they would supply 1/7th of their harvest once a year to be kept free of the tricks and devilment of the fairies and other magical beings. This pact is brokered by Myrrdin (a wizard type), but Myrrdin who performs the yearly ceremony is missing. This book is based on the lead up to whether the pact will remain intact and the fate of the humans in Riverton and the surrounding area. It's a "fantasy series", so you know what happens next. It's not the IF of the story, it's how the story is told kept me turning the pages.
Most fantasies have the good guys and the bad guys or some type of rift war between a couple of races. At the end of this book you begin learning what happens when that pact is broken. It is like all the magical beings are let loose and they "ALL" have declared open season on the human "River Folk.Read more ›
The plot flows quickly and is interesting, but again, many plot aspects were too similar to EotW as well. I was waiting for Trollocs to enter the story line, sadly no Trollocs did, but there were Rhinogs. And we had Shades the fit the descriptions of the Myrdraal/fades.
I think if you are a person that likes the faeries and other magical folk, this would be a great read for you. I like the darker and less fantastical fantasy like George R. R. Martin. I think this book is worth reading, but I don't think I will read the rest of the series.
The writing was great, the characters were interesting, the mythos of the place seemed really different and interesting... and I was probably going to read the rest of the books, until I got to the end of the book, and realized how short it was.
For *this* book, since it's only .99, it's not terrible, but since the other books go up to 2.99, I'll definitely not be reading any further.
And this didn't feel like a complete book, either, it felt like the first third of a book, maybe the first fourth of a long book. I was very disappointed when I reached the end and that's all there was.. and since there's not really a way to see how long the next book is (like a word count?) "Sky Magic is a little longer than Amber Magic." isn't really all that helpful.
If I were rating this book on writing alone I'd give it a 5/5. However, since I felt like I only got one third of a book, and have no way of knowing the length of any of the rest of the books I feel a bit cheated, and am dropping it to a 2 star review for content and length.
After reading this intro I was sorely tempted to give up this read, and move onto something else. I forced myself to keep reading though and I'm glad I did. From this hyper generic beginning an interesting and creative story unfolds. One that you wouldn't expect based on a large portion of this first book. Outside of a few main characters none of the other characters(including some you would assume would be main) really ever develop, but I found myself being ok with this. The story surrounding those few main characters is strong enough to drive the plot and keep you entertained.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am posting my review of the entire series for book one so that other readers may know this series is worth their time to read. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Larson's Hyborean Dragon series is what brought me to this series. A degree of darkness and wit, reality and fantasy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andrew Hale
Surprisingly good! Head and shoulders above the typical schlock epic-fantasy drivel about special-snowflake teens who go on quests to find the mulligan and save the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by George Tucker
Larson's Mech series and Star Force series are his best in my opinion. I'm on the third book in this series and it is enjoyable, but it hasn't kept me up at night reading itPublished 8 months ago by E. Conrad
I have read other Larson books and quite enjoyed them. This however is not my style. Wordy, not interesting to me. He is much better at pure SyFy.Published 24 months ago by clark
Fast moving tale with some interesting non-human characters. Moving on to the next book.Published on July 18, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I tried so hard to find something I could grasp onto just to carry me forward, but after slogging through several chapters I was done.Published on July 16, 2014 by ravenous reader
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