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Shard Knight (Echoes Across Time Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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The characters are not bad. If you read fantasy a bit you ill recognize many from the almost cookie cutter molds they come from. Some you may like some you may not but in the end there is not really much to them. The magic is simple but effective. An example is that there are shards and someone can absorb the power of the shard granting them abilities. We are not told much about how it works though. Again some of this plays into the story but I kept asking myself why no one has more than one ability and if it was possible. I wanted the story to go more in the technical bits but it doesn't.
The story is pretty simple and straightforward and you will probably see most of it coming a mile away but the ride getting there was still pretty fun.
One thing I think you should be warned about is what one of the 'types' of book it is. This is the type of book that has you asking how stupid some of these characters can be. WHY are they doing that?! LISTEN to that character! They make quite a few stupid decisions when the consequences are staring them in the face. So be warned if that type of thing annoys you. They also have a tendency to do things that don't make much sense. One thing in particular makes NO sense and it nearly destroys them but I cant say cause of you know...spoilers and all that stuff.
You may look at this review and think that I only pointed at negatives but still gave it 4 stars. Well let me explain some things. First off I would give it 3.5 except amazon wont let me and im in a good mood. Second I try to point some out because a lot of people don't seem to want to. In the end I enjoyed the book enough to say ill keep my eyes open for a sequel and cant think of a reason why you shouldn't at least give it a shot.
One last thing. While it is the beginning of a series it ends in a way that most would not have a problem putting it down.
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Protagonist isn't a bumbling idiot or without trial.
Great start, look forward to the next.