- Paperback: 318 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (January 10, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1519604319
- ISBN-13: 978-1519604316
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,121,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Crystal Crux: Betrayal (Volume 1) Paperback – January 10, 2016
About the Author
The Crystal Crux - Betrayal, is the first novel by AM Werner, and the first in 'The Crystal Crux' series. AM Werner is a past winner of the WRWA Jade Ring contest receiving first place for an article he wrote about his experience at the bedside of his brother who died of complications from Muscular Dystrophy. AM Werner is a history enthusiast focusing chiefly on the Middle Ages, Greek, Roman and Norse mythology, and Native American studies. He follows the Way of the Sacred Names, Yahweh and Yahshua, plays soccer religiously and is an ardent supporter of rock and symphonic metal bands. AM Werner lives in Southeastern Wisconsin with his wife, Susan. They have three daughters, three grandchildren and loving host of self-proclaimed extended children and grandchildren.
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What I didn't like: The main story took too long to start. The backstory took up a good hunk of the beginning and would have been better placed here and there within the main story. I would have given up on it if I hadn't promised I'd read it, but I'm glad I didn't for the reasons above. I'm not sure if other readers will wade through that fractured beginning. I also don't like the ending. Werner cut it off in mid-story. I imagine he did this to get you to pick up the second book, but for a saga like this (and from what I can tell, this will be a sage), you need to give the reader a bit more of the main story, round out the protagonist's first phase of his quest or at least bring him to the beginning of the next phase of that quest, not leave him stuck
someplace. The story is good enough (once it starts) to make the reader come back for book two, even if more were told in book one because of the reasons I give above.
This was a fast and compelling read it was impossible to put down. I will be looking for other books from this author.