- File Size: 1855 KB
- Print Length: 216 pages
- Publisher: P in C Publishing (November 1, 2017)
- Publication Date: November 1, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0756C7CFP
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,702 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Hotsuka's Story: Book 1 of the Dragon Pearl Series Kindle Edition
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Book Author: J. F. Mehentee
Source: Bought on Amazon
Rating: 5 stars
Earlier this year, I mentioned one book to be in my top ten for the year. I don’t think that I mentioned another in the top category until this one. This one falls in my top ten for sure.
It was a great surprise.
First of all, I love the cover. It’s a professional looking cover with a dragon on it. I mean seriously, who can say no to a book if there’s a dragon on the cover?
Second of all, I’m really impressed with the story telling. At first, I was a bit confused at what Hotsuka did to get his punishment and the author did a great job bringing up what happened. I do have to say that for a long time, I thought Hotsuka to be a jackass, but then as the story moves forward and years fly by, one can start to understand him and why did what he did though, it still doesn’t excuse his actions.
Oh, of course, what I liked about Hotsuka is that he made mistakes and a lot of them! It’s been a long time for me reading about flawed characters. It was good to see that he learned from his mistakes and I believe that one of my favorite lessons that he learned is about forgiveness.
Many of us need to learn that lesson.
Hey! Here’s the best part. When you reach the end, you get to subscribe to the author’s newsletter. Maybe, not your cup of tea, but you do get book 2 in the series!!! I already have it on my kindle and will find time to read because frankly speaking…my TBR list is growing.
I highly recommend this book to those who like fiction with mythology take. This one takes on Asian and Middle Eastern methodologies and intervenes them pretty well into the story line. There’s infatuation, confusion, interest, fear, anger, and many more emotions. Take a chance on this fantastic author and read his work!
The writing is truly deft and immaculately paced. I was drawn along and never once felt myself dragged out of the story by an awkwardly written bit of dialogue or plotting.
According to goodreads and Amazon, this 6 book cycle is author J F Mehentee's first published work. It's an impressive debut. Further amazement ensued when I learned that all 6 books were self-published simultaneously 1st Nov, 2017 and promoted by Xpresso Book Tours on NetGalley. Books aren't just written and they don't just spring into creation fully formed. The author's credits in the afterword credit editor James Christy and copy editor Richard Shealy and I have to say that they did a stellar job. I found not one single typo or formatting error and the structural and story arc editing were seamless and completely unobtrusive.
Kudos for the gorgeous cover also, by Deranged Doctor Design
Just a really wonderfully written book. I intend to acquire the rest of them asap.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher.
I haven’t read anything quite like this, it was interesting and complex. I enjoyed how interconnected everything was and how the story played out.
I look forward to seeing what happens next.
Mehentee takes this idea and runs with it, creating a cosmos of his own that splices together Asian religious epics and folk tales with elements of his own vast imagining.
‘Hotsuka’s Story’ is the first in a series that introduces this new universe of men and gods, blurring the lines between them. Yet it’s no sword-and-sorcery beach novel: the protagonist is contemplative more than combative, and the narrative Mehentee shapes will give you even more to explore as the future expands.
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