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Altin is a Six, a mage with the potential to cast six of the eight schools of magic of the world of Prosperion. No Six has ever lived past the age of 25, and he seeks to become the exception. On the other hand, Orli is a botanist that was forced to go on an expedition looking for a race of hostiles, aptly named Hostiles.
This is not a book for kids. There is some cursing in the book (mainly in Orli's parts), but it is done tastefully and in full context of the story at that point (in other words, no cursing just for the heck of it). However, what puts this book at a higher reading level is the vocabulary. John has instilled a sense of maturity into his work by using great eloquence. It's not often I find myself going to the dictionary to look up a word, but it's refreshing to read such a story.
If you've ever read Daulton's previous work on the Internet (take a gander at Shadesbreath over at Hubpages if you're ever curious), you will already know that he has a healthy sense of humor. While this book isn't a comedy, it always takes a few moments at certain times to not take itself seriously, or to lighten the mood of a serious scene. This is done so naturally that it doesn't make the humor seems forced, and adds to the uniqueness of this title.
All in all, this is an excellent book, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to read a mix of sci-fi and fantasy that works!
Until the next time, take care and have fun! ;)
Second is that the protagonists in the book are a bit on the inept side. Inept may be strong here, perhaps inexperienced and somewhat bungling is a better fit. That being said both are also fairly likable. Although I think the female protagonist is on the flighty side and didn't really do much besides outpouring of emotions. I think she needs to be better rounded out personality wise.
Lastly - it takes a *long* time for the two storyline to merge - you'll get almost exactly 50% through the book before even the slightest hint of how the story lines converge finally shows up. Even after the hint, I kept wondering if the two story lines were in parallel universes, vastly different time lines, or what would happen to converge them. You'll have to wait much further for that slight hint to materialize though as it's not until 75% of the book that we actually have that convergence happen.
All that said, remember I still rated this book 4 stars and started the review with "overall this is a great book". Those deficiencies are minor and really the review is in the hopes that the author reads the reviews and considers how to turn a *GREAT* book 1 into a phenomenal book 2!