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- Print Length: 358 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Hypatia Press (January 2, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 2, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MS3RCE0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,901 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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The Sun God's Heir: Return Book One Kindle Edition
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First off, the characters are well-developed, with interesting personalities that are realistic and easy to identify with. They felt a bit too "optimistic" and "heroic" for the modern world we live in, but what's life without escapism? The story held my interest all the way through to the end. The descriptions of everything—setting, background, clothing, sword fights, etc.—were excellent and drew me in. The character of the Maestro (protagonist's teacher) was particularly interesting.
On the downside, the story is a bit slower than I expected. There are action scenes, but I never felt any heart-pounding terror or the overwhelming emotion at important deaths. The dialogue was a bit too formal, which slowed down the pace of the interactions. I felt the climax was a bit underwhelming considering all the build-up.
But, despite a couple of flaws, the book was overall EXCELLENT. If you like the classics (Three Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo, etc.), you'll enjoy this one for sure!
Baker crafted this novel to leave the reader wanting more, and he is successful in that endeavor.
"Sun God" is a quality piece of writing, generated from a genius imagination, I can't wait for the next part of the series!
Mr. Baker spins a tale spanning different continents and even different centuries, as the story's young protagonist, Rene, ventures from his 17th century French aristocratic estate into a much larger world, encountering not only fair maidens and brigands, but master swordsmen, assassins, North African traders and even mysterious supernatural forces.
Despite the action packed and fantastical elements of this novel, the characters are developed so as to be accessible to any reader and steeped in backgrounds which make them pragmatic and credible. Rene's casual playboy friend, his aggressive bullying nemesis and an exotic sheik who may become a powerful ally are among a stellar supporting cast of characters.
Baker demonstrates a rare talent in being able to not only advance the action in his novel at a thrilling pace but to burnish his storytelling by including intriguing details and subtle descriptions all steeped in historical research. He never failed to provide The Sun God's Heir a depth and complexity which poignantly complements it's fast paced narrative. Periodic flashbacks to Rene's training as a youth don't even remotely drag down the story's pace but are presented as brief but tantalizing peeks at various pieces of a puzzle that will only be fully revealed as the series continues into subsequent volumes.
I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into The Sun God's Heir. Delve into this immersive novel and prepare for buckles to be swashed, derring to be done, and "forth" to be the clear direction in which one must sally!
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