- File Size: 565 KB
- Print Length: 210 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 154892198X
- Publication Date: August 3, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B074KLLKSG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,047 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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The Hands of Ruin: Book One Kindle Edition
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Meanwhile, on Ferran, there is a danger threatening the lives of all four tribes. It is up to Gildwyn and Endemall to carry the news of this threat to the spiritual center of their world, and convince a Zul Master to provide the needed assistance to eradicate it.
I was intrigued by this story from the very beginning. There is very good, tight storytelling that pulls you deep into the story and keeps you from wanting to surface prior to the last page. Then you are left wanting to immediately start reading the second book, just to find out what happens next.
This good versus evil story is best suited for mid to older teens and adults because of the violence in the story.
I read this book through the Prime Reading program as a benefit of my Amazon Prime account. This honest review was not influenced by the author or any other entity.
Likewise, the three plotlines are mostly separate from each other. They only begin to intersect at the end of the book, leaving us to wait for the second in the series to find out what is going on.
There are a few good action sequences, tense and well described, but few and far between. The main characters, especially in the part that takes place on Earth, are well described and realistically motivated, but we see too little of them to keep our empathy engaged.
The strength of the writing is in the sweeping scope of the setting and the detailed portrayal of the characters. The weakness is the wide gaps between the different story lines that prevent us from connecting properly with those characters.
This review demonstrates the problem an Indie writer has when depending on production service companies for editing. These “editors” have no interest in the quality of the writing, because it is not their duty to make the work more salable. They are competent proofreaders who find writing and grammar errors, but they do not feed back to the author the kind of comments you find in this review.
As such, the average reader will find this book competently written. Only the more perceptive will see the need for editing and understand how the story could be so much better.
Recommended for epic fantasy fans who are willing to delay gratification, go the whole route and read every book in the series.