- File Size: 2433 KB
- Print Length: 175 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing (November 26, 2015)
- Publication Date: November 26, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0185Y0SYK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,081,698 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Squire and the Slave Master: Saga of the Wizards Kindle Edition
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In The Squire and the Slave Master, we follow Yara on a quest to stop a slave operation. Due to the type of mission; and where she is going, Yara must disguise herself as a young squire (a boy). Like Unveiling the Wizards Shroud, book one in this series The Squire and the Slave Master, is full of adventure, danger, and above all, magic. I will note; you can read The Squire and the Slave Master without reading book one, there is enough backstory given to where you are caught up, without feeling lost. However; if you go back and read Unveiling the Wizards Shroud, you’ll find it well worth it!
I was surprised with some of the subject matter touched on. I found The Squire and The Slave Master to be darker than its predecessor. There is an attempted rape by multiple men that Yara fights off with magic. I will give it to Eric; the scene was not graphic, and is YA friendly. It just surprised me. I wasn’t expecting that in a YA novel. I would definitely say this gets a PG13 label in my mind.
It was strange how Yara processed what happened with the lives lost at her hands; especially those on the ship. It was like she didn’t process it at all, and just brushed it aside. Yes, it should make her stronger, but she just moves on too quickly, and the only emotion she does express is anger. Where’s the guilt, remorse, and sadness? It’s like there is a disconnect between being a YA book, and being a more mature YA book; there was no processing emotions just, going from one experience to the next. One minute she is almost raped, the next she is meeting mermaids, with no grieving time in-between. This is where the story lost me. I think if she had grieved, and acted more believable, I would have stayed engaged with the story. I do realize it is a YA story, so not too much time wants to be spent on the darker subject matters. However, once it’s brought into play, I think it should be taken to the conclusion, and show that you don’t just walk away from things like that without repercussions.
Moving forward with this series, it will improve the development of the characters, to allow them the emotion warranted when needed. As Yara stands; she is pretty two dimensional, but has the capacity for so much more, I have faith in Eric Price to make her so much better in the next novel. Don’t make her a crying sniveling mess, just give her something other than indifference and anger...Sara
Yara receives a request from the King to join a mission to stop a slave ship. She decides to accept, but she must keep this a secret, hide her magic powers and disguise herself as a boy. As she embarks on this journey to destroy the evil and save many, she also has to save her own life.
Yara is very likable. She is brave, willing to learn, and do what she must to complete her task. There is an equal mix of drama, tension, adventure and magic. The story moves at a fast pace with vivid details and well developed characters. I highly recommend The Squire and the Slave Master to adventure/fantasy lovers as well as book one Unveiling the Wizards' Shroud. A great five-star read!
*This book was a gift to me
If you like magic, action, and intrigue, this is the book for you. And the cliffhanger ending will leave you anxious for this series to continue!