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- Print Length: 451 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 15, 2009
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0030ZRWW6
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- Lending: Enabled
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Delver Magic Book I: Sanctum's Breach Kindle Edition
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The main character, Ryson Acumen, is a delver. He is an explorer with a highly developed sense of curiosity along with smelling, sight and speedy movement. Even after reading the whole book I still don't have a clear picture of what he looks like although a human female is his love so I would guess very close to human.
This would have been a great book except for some minor items like spelling and word usage that detract from the story. Mostly the errors can be ignored but once in a while they can confuse.
The major flaw was too much introspection. In more than a couple of places the characters go back and forth, and back, and forth and back forth, just beating the subject to death. Then there are the times that every single thought is expressed. Gets one to wondering if this is just filler to make the book longer.
Although I found the story line to be unique enough and the main character Ryson the delver delightful I would have to give this book a rating of 3 stars.
If you would like to read a unique story with some familiar faces and new ones included, and don't mind the slow spots, the grammer and spelling errors, then you should get this book.
I've downloaded the other free installments in the series and will try to follow along, but I'm not sure if I'll make it PAST the second book. I'm also not sure where things will go from here. It wasn't an ending that obviously led to more. But, I'll give it a shot. I've read worse and I'm not sure I could do much better myself, so I'll keep an open mind. It's free. I wouldn't pay more than a dollar for what I've experienced so far, to be sure. Perhaps the author peruses these reviews and will use them as constructive criticism and go back to edit the problems (new editions, maybe?) or at least improve in future works.
It's a reasonable read, but not fantastic.
As elements of fantasy stories go, Sanctum's Breach, and the entire Delver Magic series, for that matter, is pretty standard. The typical races are present; men, elves, dwarves, trolls, and goblins. Although, there are some interesting variations and additions to this classic mix. The magic of the story is well defined when it is used, and the explanations are plausible and fun to read.
The criticism owed to this book is concerned with dialogue. In the beginning, the dialogue seems forced, and choppy. Heavy-handed, as if the writer was forcing information on the reader. This small fault is smoothed out later on. It is probably because this book was begun years ago, and finished many years later.
What sets apart Sanctum's Breach from other fantasy novels is Inlo's exploration of divine intervention. Does God involve Himself in the affairs of the world? Even though this underlying question is not a dominating aspect of the story, it is a subtle and defining characteristic of Inlo's work. It won't interfere with how the story is read, but it will add a new depth for those ready to enjoy it.
But the most attractive thing about the book is that it is utterly free! It can be downloaded off of Jeff Inlo's site [...] or bought for precisely $0.00 here on Amazon.
In conclusion, Sanctum's Breach offers a familiar fantasy setting, tempered by a novel conflict, and a thoughtful perspective, at an unbeatable price.
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