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Edge of the Breach (Rift Cycle Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B082MR74M1
- Publication date : January 8, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 752 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 382 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #107,168 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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This book was sooooo amazing. The writing style was clean and delved into 4th wall, which was very original. The world building was perfectly explained throughout the story, keeping me both informed and entertained without too much at once.
Told from dual alternating POV's, Rune and Kyder were both easy to develop an attachment to from the start. Each with vastly different childhoods, they both held mage powers and were meant to meet, fulfilling a wordly need.
My absolute favorite part of this book was the author's ability to get me to hate a character, yet absolutely sympathize and wish good things for by the end. That takes a lot of skill and intense character development. It was brilliant.
I'm amazed to know that this is the first book by this author. It definitely will NOT be the last that I read. It gripped me and wouldn't let go!
There are layers upon layers of thoughtful response to what has shaped them and motivates their decisions. Yet on the surface, you still can enjoy a fun (if not sometimes cruel) ride through their growth as the world impacts them. There are some dark themes and concepts so masterfully told you won’t be able to turn away, even in the face of morally-objectionable actions.
It takes a certain talent to endear you to severely flawed characters, and Halo’s got it. I found myself rooting equally for the morally-sound and the despicable. Always feeling there’s redemption to be found for the wicked, and miles to fall for the good. I loved the dichotomy between the two main characters, which touches on the concept of nature vs. nurture but more poignantly illuminates the sliding scale between good and evil.
I will read this book again and again, and look forward to the next one.
The characters also experience the world in a raw way, and the reader feels their emotions easily. I really hope that more books come after this one because I want to read what's next. Very much a recommended read.
Top reviews from other countries
Dark, raw and emotionally charged.
The characters are complex and highly original - this novel would be great as a TV series (Amazon and Netflix, you need to get the rights to this book). I loved Kyder and Rune (for very different reasons) - I wanted them to have a different outcome, but I understood and enjoyed the ending.
The world building created by Halo Scot (@halo_scot) is probably the best I’ve read since Tolkien. I know that Halo Scot will become a household name and I am honoured to have found this book before it becomes insanely popular - I hope that makes me cool by association.
I don’t like spoilers in reviews so I’m only going to include a brief highlight of a touching scene - Au revior, mon frere. 😭
I’m really looking forward to the next instalment... here’s to hoping it doesn’t take too long to arrive.
I bought the Paperback version and it’s totally worth the extra money. It looks great.
Read it. Read it now.
I have to say, the descriptions and the emotions are insanely vivid. There's a certain way Halo Scot writes that really puts an image into your head.
This was such a crazy story to read though, the way the pacing was matched perfectly with the situations. I don't know how I felt about the characters breaking the fourth wall and talking to the reader at the end though. It felt really weird, but at the same time I feel like it was an extra layer of Kyder's intelligence. A genius so genius that he's aware his in a novel.
This book was one hell of a ride. Seriously blown away by how good it was.
What can I say except...
Throughout the book I was repulsed by the actions of some characters but never once did I dislike them. It's astounding how Scot can create a character that would be the clear inexcusable villain in any other book but is somehow a character we as the reader empathises with. Can't wait for the next instalment of the Rift Cycle!
A fascinating read, following the story of two broken souls struggling to find their way in a complex and destructive world. Fun, frightening, and satisfying, I can't wait to read more in this series.