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The Esoteric Design (Volume 1) Paperback – February 26, 2014
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About the Author
A. R. Crebs spent her youth playing videogames, watching action and horror films of the 80s and 90s, and used her imagination as a form of entertainment for her family and friends. It wasn’t until she was in her early teens that she played her first fantasy genre game. Crebs was hooked. What started as fan art of her favorite characters turned into a passion for designing a world of her own. Thus, Dovian was born. The creation of Dovian’s story grew throughout the years where new characters and creatures were designed. While in college, Crebs sparked the idea to write her story of Dovian and his adventures in The Esoteric Design series. After graduating from the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design with a BFA in illustration, Crebs began to piece together the artwork and ideas from her youth. Together she formed the novel series with chapter illustrations, bios, and glossary.
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I'll do my best not to post any spoilers.
This book is set in far future, though the book isn't 100% clear on just how far. I actually think this is on purpose, due to the nature of a lot of the history in the book, but I tend to be dense sometimes so perhaps I missed it.
I went into this book expecting a sci-fi, as was told to me by my friend that suggested it, but this book is quite a bit more than that. It has a sci-fi feel, but it also has quite a bit of religious undertone. I normally won't read any book with a religious tone, as I am fairly anti-religious. But, I decided to give the book a try anyhow and I'm glad I did. The author did a great job incorporating the religious aspects into the book but it didn't come off as preachy. It meshed very well with the sci-fi feel of the book and I felt the religious parts of the book were written as fiction (which this book obviously is), rather than fact. It was well done.
Another thing I really liked was that Crebs did a good job with character development. I normally have a really hard time following books that have more than a few characters just because that is generally not the style of book I read, but I was able to understand the backstories of the characters and how they interacted with each other. She did good job explaining who they were and how they meshed into the story. She provided quite a bit of introspection, which really helped in my understanding of the characters and their relationships with each other.
Crebs also provides her own illustrations, which is out of the ordinary for the types of books I generally read. It was really nice to not only have some additional information on the characters (the book includes character biographies) but it was also good to see how the author viewed the characters. I enjoyed that insight.
Overall, as a first time author, Crebs did a great job on her book. I look forward to future releases.
This novel has been well edited, as there are few grammatical/punctuation errors. However, it seems choppy - frequently lurching from scene to scene.....as if a sentence or two were randomly deleted.
My biggest complaint about "The Esoteric Design" is the fact that it is part one of a two-part story - which was NOT mentioned when I purchased it. Had it been, I would not be writing this review, as I would not have purchased the book.
Can't wait for more from this author, preordered the next book!!