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Looking for Dei (The Godseeker Duet Book 1) Kindle Edition
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... one of the best fantasy novels I've read in a long time.
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- Kirkus Reviews
Willson is such a clever, clever writer. He'll pull you in, mess with you a little and, then, just when you think you have a handle on the story, he'll pull the rug from under you. Wonderful stuff!
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About the Author
- ASIN : B078KNKC7D
- Publisher : Seeker Press (March 17, 2018)
- Publication date : March 17, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 6726 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 306 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #513,265 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I wanted to determine whether it was worth slugging through another 25 chapters. When I discovered that the book ended with a cliffhanger, it was clearly time to stop reading and warn others.
Looking for Dei captured my attention simply by being a chosen one story, but it kept me reading with its enjoyable style, likeable characters, and attention to detail. The historical detail, in particular, held my interest. The fact that it was a fictional history of a fictional world just made it that much more enthralling.
I mentioned likeable characters. Of course, not all of them are likeable. Every fantasy has to have a villain, right? And villains aren't likeable. Nevertheless, the villain in this story is amazingly well-drawn. I found myself hating him and empathizing with him at the same time because the author goes deep enough into his psyche to give the reader some understanding of why he is the way he is. In fact, you get the impression that all the characters in Looking for Dei are simply, as the title suggests, looking for something. Maybe not Dei (a deity), in the case of the villains, but, at the very least, a reason for living. Or, to get a little more philosophical, the meaning of life. Some people search for that meaning through doing good. Helping others. Trying to make the world a better place. Others try to find a purpose for their lives by making themselves more powerful in an attempt to gain glory. And those who are only out for their own glory turn evil, like Vorick and Kayna. Some, like Gwyn, get a little lost, only to find their way in the end. This book gives us a glimpse of some absolutely beautiful character arcs.
I highly recommend this book.
I thoroughly enjoyed the world David created. I appreciated that the main characters were deep and real, but not "perfect". They had doubts, questions, made poor decisions, and even got angry at Dei. I think my favorite character is an old women who plays a surprising role as protector and trainer.
This book is well worth the read. I think you will truly enjoy it even if fantasy is not a normal genre for you.
I know you're a busy man David, but please hurry up with book two!
Simply put, Looking for Dei follows Nara, a girl would possess multiple magical powers while most people in her would only have one and some special few have two. I found it to be a quick read, not because it's short but due to events seeming to move along at a fast pace. This did not take away from my enjoyment of the book, I found it to be fitting for the story.
I enjoyed Nara's character, she wants to help her town but in doing so ends up on the run with her adoptive father and close friend. The development of certain characters was interesting to watch and there were times I felt a bit overwhelmed by all the information given on a character. Getting to read the story from multiple characters' points of view helped to bring more to the story for me. It felt like I was getting a fuller picture of what was going on.
The world building was probably my favorite part. I love when so much thought is put into creating the world of a story, it makes it that much more engaging and realistic. This type of detail helps to bring the story and characters to a completely different level when reading. From the magic system to the history, the details in this story simply take from the page a pull you into its world.
Overall, I deeply enjoyed this Looking for Dei and hope to read more from this series in the future.
The author so vividly weaved the words in such a way that the scenes come alive in your mind. Very descriptive without getting bogged down by the mundane. I look forward to reading more about Nara and Mykel as they continue to grow in their magical abilities.
Top reviews from other countries
If a teenager is found to have a magical gift, they can bring riches to their village, by serving the royalty or going into the army, and sending money home. Nara finds out the reason why no one in the village has been discovered and aims to fix it. Only, this could make matters worse for her and others undertaking the test and those around them.
This test and the results of it leave her, Mykel and Bylo in danger and having to flee. Her decision at the ceremony leads her to learn more about herself and have to grow up very quickly. Her friendship with Mykel and her reliance on him is getting stronger. She meets someone who tells her about ‘broken’ people like herself and why they are different. She prays to the divine Dei for guidance and must learn about all her new abilities.
I found this a fascinating story. The relationship between Nara and Mykel, is one of true friends from a very early age and a hint of romance. Her adoptive father, Bylo, took her from a young age and been the only actual family she knows of. This could change soon. A great story of magical gifts, but also how these can be used for evil as well. Tales of legends and what may be coming next. It kept my interest the whole way through and I would love to read the next book.
I received an ARC copy of this book from Hidden Gems and I have freely given my own opinion above.
This is start of an adventure which takes them from one end of the land the other. Until Nara is captured for her gifts to be used by an evil and ambitious man.
This is the first in a series, and sets the scene perfectly. There is the world building, believe system and ancient prophecies and the great characters. All in all an enjoyable and captivating read. Where is book two, I’ll be waiting as I love to escape into interesting and magical stories.
There is a lot of world building within this book but it's done amazingly well, it is interwoven within the story-line. This is a fabulous story in it's own right but it is also an incredibly strong base for future stories to build upon. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it. The story pace changes throughout the book but it's a natural ebb and flow and is necessary for the tale