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This journey I meandered through was fanciful... yet, littered with brutal prose! The trial and tribulation and the endurance within each Land marinated together in perfect harmony.
Mingling genres and still flowing so perfectly... we, as the invited eavesdropper... accept each moment completely without denial. Even to the point of listening to the Witch. From a magical crystal and wishes granted... along with Faith given and a realization when that “faith" would come in handy.
Many times throughout the pages I was filled with sheer intense dread and sorrow.... bringing me to tears at moments then pulling me up in a high crescendo in sheer happiness during other moments! Triumphant moments were exhausting yet powerful. Talk about creating a roller-coaster of emotion throughout each chapter..... down to the satisfying conclusion. Nothing left hanging. No loose ends or confusions. Reading through was an easy, relaxing and truly enjoyable read. Mind you... a steady, fast read. Such a melodic song will play throughout... whispering while you are on this amazing journey through an ostentatious land of Aranfeit. The humble, easy flowing and peace and harmonic land of Glendark! and Belleville, filled with kind, humble people in everyday walks of life.
My heart felt for peoples of the lands and their struggles and the dire battle conditions and the high body count. My heart bled for the troops serving - the battles were brutal and bloody! So much bloodshed and death... leaving the “forsaken” Platoon to carry on.
At the end--will you discover if loving one another is real or is it just out of a necessity? Have humans become so callous and cold on the topic of death? Is fighting worth it or not? Should they have just accepted defeat or should the peoples of the land be helped even at the carnage it would bring? A pondering question even by today’s standards and world strife!
A visual I can't get out of my head (only snippet) ... the scene of the palace... being buried below and then the incredible merge that created the Emperor ... the... ALL MIGHTY KING of the Pureland. That moment stuck with me. This was a full-tilt fancy right there!
There are so many moments throughout the book that had me giddily saying "did she really just write that or did this really happen" even though I knew it could not have -the author made it so believable. I was suckered in ever so magically and was indoctrinated into this realm 100%! Was that Demon King tricking ME? Was Aaron mind-melting with me? Who knows? He has a knack of playing around in a person's head! I did feel a little freaky afterward, much like Erik.
Finally, a female character named Layla that was no Damsel in Distress! She had her own weaknesses a member of the River People. She carried her own magic... and her own abilities! She is smart yet quirky. She’s real and most of all -true to herself. She color-coats nothing and accepts all --even punishment when she allows the crystal to be stolen during a vulnerable a moment.
What made me the happiest, the author kept the pace going and the dialogue.... nothing lulled! ahhhh, what a flair the author has for dialogue. I enjoyed the intriguing voices each person had and the bantering between the characters. Literally hearing the characters speak about deep matters while reading through the words and forgetting I was reading -it was as if I were there and listening to them in person. I've never had such an experience while reading a book before. Felt like an out of body experience, I suppose. And dare I say - I live to read! My truest passion. I’m still haunted by some of the “whispering” scenes. The visuals really do stick with you long after you finish the last page. Those words “the end” made me sad. I’m hoping this author will continue a series of events with these worlds and keep these characters moving ....endlessly. There are so many more stories in each of them to carry on.
Rarely do newbies or Indie authors have such talent or expertise to spin tales while offering a complete delicacy of dialogue throughout the entire pages that keep flowing smoothly. I refuse to say much at all about the story itself... but that King merger --blew my mind! So many things I did not see coming and this “merger” was a surprising twist! To say that I became a little infatuated with a few of the characters would be an understatement. My heart melted so many times! A few times during intense scenes I caught myself holding my breath.... literally! Entranced in the moment.
You will appreciate finding all the thrills, fears, passion, magic, dedication, friendship, love, loss, intense heroics, jealousies, primal needs, findings, power, magical drug: stones ‘juice’ with dangerous effects, withdrawals, extreme abilities, etc.... This is just one unique book you have to read and experience for yourself. And that map.... oh, my.... gaaaaaaaaawd. How clever... perfectly interwoven through the words of the book.
The author had a clean writing style! -not error-filled with obnoxiousness or sloppy/choppy thoughts scribbled out and jumbled in with thoughts meanderings. This author knew what they wanted to tell ...and tell it... the author sure did! Masterful... filled with methodical details -completely timeless.
I am so glad I purchased this book. It’s been a while since I liked a book I bought that was by an “unknown” author. The Demon King and the Boy Who Hardly Knew Anything (what a title!!!! wow) This read is better than many well-known master writers in the field. My only disappointment was - when it was over! I felt lost afterward -not because of the writing but because I wanted to be back inside that book and be with those characters. I wanted to hang out with Erik so bad. He rocked my brutal world. The others were great .... but, Erik. His reasoning and manner of speaking and ... well, he's so pleasing to the senses...sorry, Aaron. Incredible talent flows through the veins. Impressive!
This book has really got to me and wrapped me around it. I’m going to read it again to catch things I might have missed. It's so deep but not too overwrought in the construction of the worlds and peoples and scenes and abilities. But definitely FILLED TO THE BRIM with heart-pounding scenes!
I had never heard of Pat Ellis until now, and now I want to read everything they write! I love the salty humor, the running commentary between characters and the whole story was spectacular! Speaking of characters, can I tell you how happy I am to read a book with a strong female character like Layla? She has such spirit and can handle herself! It's truly refreshing! All of the characters are so defined and expressive that I could almost imagine myself standing next to them participating in the conversation!
I truly recommend this book to anyone! It's definitely one of the best written books I've read in awhile!!
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