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Necropolis Paperback – March 10, 2003
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World and people of 'Necropolis' are so vivid, imaginative and real. I felt and experienced what characters did and felt, liked some and disliked others. Not many authors can achieve that.
Magic is explained and mysterious in equal parts, just right to make it believable. It can be used for good or evil, by good to do evil and by evil to do good!
Story line flows to satisfactory conclusion with enough twist and turns, intrigue and action, to keep my mind engaged throughout.
I have only two complaints about the book and they are the reason why 4 stars.
First complaint: punctuation in some sentences is all over the place. English's my third and latest language and incorrectly placed commas played havoc in my mind. It brought me out of the story and made me re-read the sentence to make sense of the meaning. Some of it was quite comical, not so good when a story at the time supposed to convey gravity.
Second: excerpts, quotes and bunch of other stuff placed in the end of chapters. Very distracting. I will be in the middle of the action and BAM! - I am reading a list of emperor's employees/storeroom stock. It will be ezy fix - just put it in the beginning of the chapter like every other author does.
I recommend 'Necropolis' to readers who liked to explore a new worlds and ideas. Main characters are varying in ages, genders and intentions, so readers can easily find someone to relate to.
'Necropolis' is a complete book, but I would to liked to catch up with Uhl characters again some day. Hopefully soon, please!
Cyran's ruler sets his plan in motion. The young hostage, Dru, has no memory of why he is where he is, but he is compelled nonetheless to complete the task he has been sent to accomplish. Unaware of his importance in the scheme of things, Dru is befriended by the very people he was sent to destroy. If he succeeds, an entire world of people will be destroyed.
Xina Marie Uhl calls upon her extensive knowledge of ancient history to create the places and people who make up her fantasy adventure Necropolis. With enough characters for a DeMille epic, Necropolis distinguishes itself and its author, by managing to focus on the main characters and allow the reader to get completely caught up in their lives. What at first blush seems to be the climax, turns out to be instead a brilliant double back flip which wrenches the hearts and challenges the minds of the readers, ensuring that Ms. Uhl's excellent book will not be put down until the last page is devoured.