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The Master's Chair (The Chronicles of Terah) (Volume 1) Paperback – February 21, 2013
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The Master's Chair is the first book in The Chronicles of Terah. I could not find intended length of series in book, on Amazon or on author's website. The next book in this series has been published, The Dragon's Flame (The Chronicles of Terah # 2). Author's website indicates that she has notes on a third book but it has not yet been started.
No significant editing issues were noted. The Master's Chair is 15,759 Kindle locations long. Standard length "paperback" novels seem to run in the 4,500 to 7,000 plus Kindle location range. Long novels can range from 15,000 to 20,000 plus Kindle locations.
This is a BIG book, well written and entertaining. A portion of the book's strength is the detail that adds believable texture, but frankly, some of the prose could be shorter and crisper without impact, and on a few occasions I found it dragged. For example, the first 20% or so of the book is filled with excruciating detail about how the group is selected. The same is true about the cross country trek. Later, as more magical characters are introduced, I found I had trouble remembering who they all were, and had to flip backwards to refresh my memory.
A few interspersed chapters are dedicated to the bad sorcerer, Rolan, but they didn't add much. There is no mystery here.
The story ends with Kevin becoming the Master Sorcerer, but without resolving how he maintains his position and presumably defeats Rolan. I hope the sequel is just as good and deals with the many open issues - I look forward to it.
Was refreshing to be taken to the world of dragons and sorcerers. Sad when it ended.
Hope the author comes out with the second book SOON.
Length is definitely a talking point for this book. There is no question that at over 50+ chapters, and almost 250K words, this book will give a lot of bang for the buck. The author was quite generous with the amount of words shared. Admittedly though, I treat this as a double-edged sword. This book is a little outside the conventional in the word count department, and depending on how you feel about it, it may be a lot to digest in one book.
The characters themselves are very likeable, and watching the plot come together from both sides is intriguing. Finding out about an alternate life would be quite interesting, and the life discovered by the protagonist in this book would be fascinating.
The writing is pulled off in a good fashion. By the end you may wish you could also be pulled into the world of Terah. A literary adventure I'm glad I took.
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