- File Size: 1089 KB
- Print Length: 418 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Septimus Press (January 17, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 17, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005IOMWPY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,099,633 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Canker Death Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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There were things I didn't like about it. I like things to be pretty well tied up and understandable by the end, and this left lots of things hanging waaaay out there. I don't think the environment of this book or the plot necessitated the nudity and sex that was included, leaving me thinking it was entirely gratuitous. The main character, who is ripped out of a relatively normal life on earth into an absolutely terrifying and bizarre new universe, says how odd it is, but all in all accepts it awfully calmly - beyond my ability to believe. Bottino is not the only author to do any of these things, and I consider my dislike of them mostly a reflection of my tastes, not actual criticism.
The story is very well-conceived and it all hangs together quite well. It moves at a breathtaking pace most of the time, which kept me reading late into the night. The concepts explored are fascinating and seem extremely original to me. Each world is nicely described and each is quite different. The characters are interesting and finely drawn. I can recommend this as a good read.
Definitely a creative story; but for me, it was just too many realities and too much jumping around. Perhaps the underlying theme was simply too deep for my taste. It was OK--I finished it, but wasn't totally satisfied.
The story itself was amazingly compelling. I found myself unable to put the book down on numerous occasions. I tend to read about 1-2 hours per day. While reading this book, I found myself regularly reading twice that amount. I was constantly feeling the need to pick up the book and see what was going to happen next up until the last page.
I can't wait for any new releases from this author -- I have not encountered an author in some time that has gripped my attention so intently. This was my far the most enjoyable book I've read in many, many years!
I'm really looking forward to more novels from this promising author. I hope I don't have to wait too long!