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Thread Slivers (Golden Threads Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This book is a mess. And, I don't mean that the writing itself is poor. The man's an above average writer (although the first two or three chapters were clunky). I mean that the world he's built is a hodge-podge of different fantasy elements that everyone has seen before unless they're under five.
It's one thing to slowly introduce different things and peoples in your world. It's another for the author to seem like he's just throwing things in the pot. That's the feeling I get here.
All of a sudden, in the middle of the book, there are elves and there used to be orcs. Um, okay. Well, we spent the first several chapters in a major city and there are no other races except humans. Fine, maybe elves don't like cities. But, even a throwaway line would have sufficed, like, "That's a pretty bracelet, Sula." "Oh, thank you. The master silversmith of the elves fashioned it for me."
Give the readers some clue as to the diversity -- or lack thereof -- of this world. Don't just smack us across the face with elves, right in the middle of the book!
Oh, and there's also a giant, talking wolf. As, you know, there always normally is...
I hated the personality of this wolf. It was partly because Duke, the wolf, is obnoxious but also because his character is not consistent. He talks like an American jarhead but, if he was a real Duke in human life, he couldn't be American. Britain has a Marine Corps, but their motto isn't "Semper Fidelis"; it's "Per Mare, Per Terram". So, the way he talks and acts is confusing. I know there's some speculation that he's from some other time period, but it still makes little sense.
This was a free Kindle book and it wasn't bad for a free book. I have no desire to spend my dollars -- or even my crowns, crosses and bells, for that matter -- on the rest of the books in the series. I simply just don't care enough to see how the whole thing ends.
Instead, I was delighted with this book. It moves along at all times; there was no point at which I was not greedily eager to read the next page. The story is interesting and complex, but the complexity is deftly managed by not feeding the reader more than he can deal with at any one time. The characters are delightful, and one in particular (if you've read it, you know which one; he sort of stands out) has me chuckling every time I think of him.
It's astonishing that this is a first novel; it is much more polished and professional than that usually implies. If I had been handed the book along with a claim that this was by a well-known fantasy author who had been at it for decades, I would not have found reason to doubt the claim.
I do take issue with the author's categorization of this as epic fantasy, because that has so often meant, for me, a plodding, excessively slow-moving story, filled with background details inessential to the plot. Tolkien is not like that, but I could name some names nearly as well-known who are, at least for this reader.
Instead, this read for me more like urban fantasy, with the buzz of activity and the frequent jostling of competing interests in proximity that that implies.
Great job. I look forward impatiently to the next installment -- there is much left to resolve here.