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Sabien's Quest: The Light (Creator's Realm) (Volume 1) Paperback – October 2, 2013
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About the Author
Shomari T. Black was born in California, but then he was moved to Texas. In the First grade he was caught plagiarizing a creative writing assignment. After a stern talking to from his teacher, and a phone call to his parents, he decided it would be easier to just write original stories. Henceforth, he wrote stories to entertain himself. He started writing Sabien's Quest and the Creator's Realm series when he was 16.
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“Sabien’s Quest” is a beautifully written story. Black’s writing gives the feel of a carefully considered presentation. There are times when the story drags because of a wealth of information. There is clearly an intent to share a belief system with the world. If you’re an author, likely you are using your writing as a vehicle to the soul and there’s nothing wrong with that but the heavy handed presentation is not for everyone. I hear my readers saying to me “But Sabien is a monk and a monk means religion.” True but even with a religious lead the religious theme was a bit much for this reader. Also, toward the end, Black seems to run a bit out of steam. My suspicion is that Black wasn’t sure where to leave the first story to carry on for the second novel.
Overall “Sabien’s Quest is a wonderful novel.
The early setup is great, the action throughout is pretty good, although there are some tangents left unresolved and the ending is rather abrupt, leading me to believe that there should be more coming, and I believe there is, however it would do to end this chapter with some loose ends tied up. It almost seems that the author chopped this story up to get more books out of it, when possibly one longer book would work better, or at least end this one at a better point.
I also think it would have been better to be a little more subtle with the Christian references, not because the religious overtones should be curbed, but because they are just a little too obvious and overwhelm the rest of the story. There's a way to more subtly weave these references into the book so they don't overpower the action and drama so well done in this story.
(The author provided the reviewer a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)
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