- File Size: 1622 KB
- Print Length: 57 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1548425249
- Publication Date: March 21, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XSCS48D
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #571,153 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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While the action takes place in one city, it feels like it’s part of a much larger magical world that I would love to see more stories from. Most of the imagery is vivid and reminded me of an issue of a darker super hero comic book, set in a city that has fallen into darkness with little hope. On the other hand, I had some trouble following along in some spots. The thread magic, while visualized fine, could have been made a bit clearer in terms of how it functions on the hands and body. This made the concept of cutting threads equaling cutting someone off from magic entirely a bit confusing to understand. The climax, while satisfying and fit with the story and themes, felt a bit rushed and I wished it was expanded just a tiny bit more. The ending was easily my favorite part of the story. If you like slightly gritty action fantasy and the tethering between hope and despair, you want to read this.
The magic streams were fascinating. I thought it to be a really cool concept and absolutely loved how Bess's story unfolded, especially the ending. Those last few lines were epic.
Overall, an excellent read that leaves me wanting more of the author's writing!
I loved the world building of this story. It was immersive, unique, and fun. I’m ready for a full length novel. Bethany wonderfully handled dropping us into this world for a short time without losing us with threads, waves, Sinkholes, and Drifters. I never felt confused or turned around. In fact, I just wanted more.
Bethany kept the pace moving forward at a run with a magical battle used to show us the depth of pain Bess felt at the choice she is forced to make. The ending brought hope and light to the story. This is where I longed for a full length novel the most. I wanted to taste everything a little longer before resolution. This is the hard part of a short story for the reader. I didn’t want it to be short.
If you want a quick adventure to read during a lunch break or while standing in line, this is well worth your money
The ending does feel a little unexplained. I think it's meant to be an act of fate/reward for sacrifice, which isn't a bad thing, but I wasn't sure if that was intentional or just my interpretation because it is left a little open ended.
The prose was neat and clean, but still beautiful. I love the tense it was written in, which lent the story extra suspense and gravity. Characters, despite not having very long on the page, were well-developed and easily identified.
I am very much looking forward to reading more from Jennings, especially if something more features a full-length novel.
Jennings does a good job writing action with a swift pace. The story rushed at an exciting clip. In this, I see a good debut and promise ahead.
However, the swiftness comes at a price. The scenario is underway before fully fleshing out the world and characters, and things resolve very quickly. The story feels like part of something greater, something I want to read. Again, praise with critique in that I wish the story were longer, but because I'm eager to read more.
Jennings is a promising writer.
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