- File Size: 2782 KB
- Print Length: 297 pages
- Publisher: Alexander Publishing (December 14, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 14, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AOS9WNO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,042 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Cursed Bones (Sovereign of the Seven Isles Book 5) Kindle Edition
|Length: 297 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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I have read the reviews that mention the book needing an editor, but I can only assume that an editor was indeed found. I find this book to be well written, and few/no spelling or very obviously bad sentences. The book isn't written for English teachers, but is, in my opinion, written well for its target audience, that of mainstream adults who have patience with a 7-book series, and believe in the basic ideas of the 'Old Law', and Good/Evil.
Cursed Bones itself is, overall, a pretty decent read. It picks up immediately after the cliffhanger Blood of the Earth ended with. The story is becoming increasingly fragmented as the different major characters spread apart, following their own paths. Each character faces their own complications that must be overcome to guard against all of the ongoing threats to Alexander's rule and the peace of the Seven Isles. All of these stories are linked together through Alexander and his clairvoyant ability to send his consciousness across vast distances and watch over events. In essence it allows the protagonist to be present throughout the book, even when not physically there.
This is what causes the story to slip a bit though, and is my biggest issue with the book. Alexander's ability is used far too often as a crutch to solve problems, robbing the characters at the heart of these various struggles of figuring out a solution for themself. In every case Alexander has already seen everything, and has a course of action ready for them to follow. After four books, the characters are becoming familiar, and it would have been nice to see them evolve on their own. Having Alexander ready with a plan for them makes that difficult.
With each book, David A. Wells improves as a writer, and this one continues that trend. Character dialog is getting better, as is his prose in general. Although some sections seem rushed, like he was glossing over some things in order to get the book done faster. The final scene, especially, would have benefitted by being allowed to develop more. Overall though, it is well written without many of the grammar and editing mistakes that are often found throughout some of the bargain priced Amazon novels.
The few issues I had don't diminish that fact that I found this to be a good book that was a pleasure to read. I've enjoyed the series so far and look forward to the sixth installment. While there are a few issues that did bother me somewhat, it is definitely worth the price of admission.
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