- File Size: 2443 KB
- Print Length: 343 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 25, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00SQQUOS8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,769,858 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Heir to Alexandria Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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The elementary writing style kept me from engaging with the characters. I think both Grayson and Alista could have been stellar, but their emotions were never developed. When we got a glimpse inside their head it read like angst or whining. I especially didn't understand Alista's initial disbelief in the heir or how she suddenly changed her mind. Grayson's continued anger seemed shallow and beneath his obvious chivalry.
There are dragons. The magic isn't sufficiently described. The writing needs polish. Editing was sketchy or completely absent. This story helped me while away the minutes on the treadmill, but doesn't encourage me to seek out other books from this author.
There was a history to the world and its people that was enticing. The people keep looking for a lost heir that will bring back a time of peace and understanding among them. It’s not necessarily a new theme, but one I’ve always enjoyed, and I liked the spin on it here.
The story moved really fast, which is good, but I felt like some of the descriptions lacked because of it. It was also easy to predict some of the relationships and occurrences between the characters. I would have liked to see more details into the fantastical creatures within the story, especially with the fairies and the wolf.
Overall, I liked the story and the premise. It didn’t feel like a stand-alone though, but rather the beginning of a series. I feel like there was more to the book. I would like to see more of this world.