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Top Customer Reviews
the main characters an eclectic bunch and all have great personalities that i had no trouble identifing with. the plot was also very good as it was not one of those that you had figured out 5 minutes into the book but it kept me guessing right up to the last pages. i would highly recommend this book to anyone that likes a fantasy genre or even someone looking for something different from their everday reads. they won't be disappointed.
The premise of the story is Iggy the historian/storyteller sharing the history of an individual who her grandfather, Arn the Stroyteller, knew. In this first book, one of several in an upcoming series, she shares the background behind one of the most infamous warlords - Nick the Lolt.
The writing itself is tight and well-structured. The book is arranged into sections (letters that Iggy sends to her patron) that narrate Nick's teen years. Anthony Briggs does a good job building up the world through his characters' eyes without going into pedantic detail. It's a difficult balance to reach. Why, after all, would someone familiar with an everyday device stop and explain it to someone who isn't? Instead, the author gives readers enough glimpses that they can put this together for themselves.
My one issue with the book is the ending. I realize that as part of a series authors often leave the story midway so that the next volume will be rapidly picked up and read. This can leave readers almost midbreath. Others, however, tie up the particular storyline and leave readers with the sense that they have finished a small piece of the whole. This book is one of the former.
Overall I enjoyed the book and look forward to the next one.
Briggs was kind enough to give me this book for a review and I'm glad I took him up on the offer. The characters were very easy to relate to and it was fun getting to know them.
The story is well written. The author has brilliantly managed to develop the Land of Yod while keeping the reader entertained with contemporary humor and valuable life lessons. At times I found myself laughing at Nick-a classic prankster. Other times I was enthralled by his daring personality, hoping that Nick would make the right decision. Like any great character, there were moments of triumph and defeat.
The characters around Nick also made the story intriguing. Each one of them plays a special role in shaping the way Nick approaches the biggest event of his life - the Briturant. He seems to have all the odds against him, and at no point did I know how their roles may or may not lead to his success or demise.
It is a great read. Prepare yourself for the cliffhanger...I can't wait to read the second volume.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The characters were well-rounded, the plot was not tediously predictable, and the story was well-written. I look forward to this author's next book.Published on May 14, 2013 by patent girl
I received this book from LibraryThing's Member Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. And I am going to be honest. Read morePublished on February 27, 2013 by Tracet
Opening was painfully slow for me. I can't say it has no merit as others may feel differently. This is one of those rare books that for me was unreadable.Published on February 8, 2013 by Spike Becker
I received this book via Read to Review in trade for an honest opinion. Thank you, Mr. Briggs, for the opportunity to read this book! Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by Forhizis
I was a bit apprehensive in reading this book simply because I never read books like these...
The first few chapters I was a bit confused, trying to get myself into the... Read more
It was well written and kept you guessing up to the end.
There's a young hero abandoned by his parents, magic, and world I would have loved to see; come to life by the... Read more
WOW....The author's style is nothing short of brilliant!
The author's approach to the story and overall writing style (i.e. Read more
I really enjoyed Nick the Lolt: Tales of Yod by Anthony M. Briggs Jr. First I want to mention that the cover is Super and I wish I had my own personal copy for my shelves~ (I read... Read morePublished on October 18, 2012 by Theresa (BookRelations)
As someone who barely has time to read any fiction these days, I was pleasantly surprised at how captivating this artful story was. Read morePublished on October 15, 2012 by Melbri
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