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Let's take our story:
Girl's village is attacked, magic weapon is stolen, so she gets sent as a runner to the nearby palace to get help. So far so good. But then, once she reaches the destination some hours later, she is told basically... sorry the king does not have his army here, but hey go on a quest and find the missing weapon, we will even give you a magic sidekick cat.... I'm sorry but fantasy or not... teen comes to the center of government with news of an attack/invasion, hey let's send her to somehow reclaim missing magic weapon, it's not like there are oh I don't know adults who can do it. This kind of quest trope is already painful with the prophecy/chosen one narrative to support it, without it just makes zero sense.
Bonus fantasy points for the most ineffective attackers/looters in the universe.
This Fantasy world is far different, culturally, than what many fantasy readers are, may be used to. The author does not provide much background as to what you are trying to assimilate. They may give a more detailed explanation in later books but for a first book, even after struggling through it, I was still a bit confused as to what kind of universe this was.
A younger audience, teens and pre-teens, may find this a cool book, if so, enjoy.
I give the author points for having originality. World creation is a great thing, and the author has taken her world and made it her own. I applaud that.
I see great potential here. Keep at it.
My issues were with the dialogue, which came of a bit unrealistic at times, and failed to get me to understand the characters. I also found some of the choreography a bit off and it made it difficult to follow at times.
All in all, an interesting read that would be more of a hit with the younger crowd.
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I would say this book is okay, but not great.Read more