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Sorcha's Heart (Sorcha's Children) Paperback – July 8, 2017
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About the Author
A prolific copywriter by day, Debbie Mumford has been published in WMG Publishing’s Fiction River anthologies, Heart’s Kiss Magazine, Spinetingler Magazine, and other markets. She has also released several novels, novellas, and short story collections, including the popular Sorcha’s Children series. Find out more about Debbie’s work at debbiemumford.com or follow her on Facebook: @DebbieMumfordWrites. Join her newsletter list at eepurl.com/bTXLhX to receive an exclusive FREE story!
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This is not a fantasy for young adults due to the sensuous nature of the relationship between the two main characters. However, for those who enjoy a sizzling relationship without the graphic descriptions of what body part goes where, this is an excellent book. So what are you waiting for? Go read it!
It is a pleasant enough story, however it feels both short and incomplete as if this was a second or third draft. There are a lot of areas, plot points, and characters that could stand to be fleshed out and have some meat put on their bones, so to speak.
While I enjoyed the read, if the author ever went back, re wrote and expanded on some parts, I think it could grow from something pleasantly mediocre to a really great addition to the fantasy genre.
Overall, this is a nice enough book to read through on a rainy afternoon, and I certainly can't argue with the free cost.
If I had to critique this book from a writing stand point, this is what I'd point out to the author:
I think this book suffers from its lack of length and transitions. The opening was ok, but the sudden jump from Sorcha's conversation with her mother to suddenly finding the mysterious magic Jewel was jarring, as if she teleported there without thought. Here the book could have benefited from a chapter or few pages of Sorcha still at home, and what triggers her to ignore her mother's warning, perhaps a pulling feeling, or witnessing some gruesome event in the war.
I loved the parts where Sorcha is introduced to dragon society, and I would have liked to spend more time in that part, perhaps with some more written out dialogue of Sorcha flirting with her suitors, interactions with her teachers, maybe learning a new form of dragon magic, etc, perhaps some more conversations with the dragon who she 'likes'. They fall in love and choose a life bond far to quickly for my taste and have surprisingly little internal conflict in making huge life altering decisions. I mean, he gives up a kingship for her seemingly on a whim! Surely she must have more going for her then exotic colored scales.
It could also benefit from fleshing out the war a bit more, spending some time using Sorcha to see the war's effects on both sides. She talks about them, but I think 'show, don't tell' applies here. There is also the possibility of political or courtly intrigue when convincing the human king to make peace. The human society could stand some fleshing out, perhaps with protest from different advisors, courtisans, craft-masters, and more about the wizards, their society and their impact on the king's laws.
The heroine was happily living an ideal life until she saw a chance to spread her wings and leave the constriction of her mother's mothering. She set off in her mission to save humanity against her natural enemy only to end up facing her destiny.
The hero, although isn't that chest-beating alpha still managed to distinguished himself from other males in the story. He's loyal but not clingy, he's faithful but not suffocating. And the best part is that he brave the uncertainty of death just to be with the heroine.
The book did not only tackle the H and h's love story and that made this book even more absorbing. It also deals with issues outside their romance.
Overall, I enjoyed the book and would gladly recommend it.
I'll be the first to admit dragon-cenric fantasy is not my favorite genre, but even removed from the context of dragons, the pacing of the story is far too quick to be believable or even enjoyable. Characters form lifelong bonds instaneously, and there is never any real source of tension (OK, so one young dragon is trapped for only about half a page by some farmers? Short-lived) that gives you the impression this is anything more than the author's own Mary-Sue dragon sex fantasy come to life.
If it's still a free download while you're reading this, I say read at your own risk; otherwise, do not waste your money. Please.