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"Vaetra Unveiled is a well-plotted, strikingly well-edited fantasy adventure. Overall, very fine work, especially for a first-time independent author. If you're a fan of the fantasy genre, you should read this book." ~ Christopher Kellen
"It reminds me of Robert Jordan but without the teenage stuff which I like. Best indie ebook I've read so far. Thumbs up!" ~ Kyla Wapshott
From the Author
I sincerely hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I enjoyed writing it for you.
Daniel R. Marvello
- ASIN : B0070PJ810
- Publisher : Magic Fur Press; 1st edition (November 25, 2013)
- Publication date : November 25, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 459 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 298 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,395,524 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As it turns out, the mercenary contract he accepts just to delay his seemingly-inevitable marriage a bit longer shoves him head-over-heels into the path of a sorceress from the mysterious place known as the Archives, and things just get more complicated from there.
The first-person perspective in Vaetra Unveiled is not something you see often in fantasy novels, usually being reserved for more of a snarky, urban fantasy tone. Vaetra Unveiled definitely does not have that feeling - it's straight-up fantasy all the way, and actually switches between 1st and 3rd person POVs depending on the character.
It's interesting to note that while I sometimes wondered if the story might have been better served entirely in 3rd person, I came to the conclusion that Jaylan's POV works quite well in 1st person, given the nature of the changes that are happening to him.
The world-building is strong, with a good core concept and several interesting ideas that I hadn't encountered before. In general, I did not get as clear a sense of place as I might have liked; the villages and towns visited by the characters seemed almost interchangeable. Some additional character of place, I think, could have helped those be stronger and sharper.
The plot moves quickly, with good and tight descriptions. The chain of events is not only believable, but well thought-out and with a logical flow. It did seem at times that more description could have been added, particularly in describing the progression of the burgeoning romance. There is a large cast of characters; it's always a good sign when I can remember their names several days after finishing the book. The ending leaves several plot threads open, but of course this is intended to be a series, which means that we will be expecting to see more from this author down the line.
I had zero editing complaints - Mr. Marvello has done an excellent and highly professional job on his first outing, for which he must be lauded. I can't even remember coming across a typo, which is a rare sight indeed!
Vaetra Unveiled is a well-plotted, strikingly well-edited fantasy adventure, in which I would have liked to see a bit more grounding of setting and either a strengthening of or an elimination of the romantic sub-plot. Overall, very fine work, especially for a first-time independent author. If you're a fan of the fantasy genre, you should read this book.
Vaetra Unveiled starts out slowly but is very interesting. It's about a man who hates magic in a country full of people that distrusts magic and trys to avoid it, yet in his job as a mercinary/bodygaurd-for-hire he keeps running into it everywhere! It also becomes abbundantly clear very quickly that what you do not know can get you killed. It is also apparent that the man also has some magic of his own, which he is forced to acknowleage, and use.
The story is very interesting. But I found the gradual change of the main character even more interesting as he goes from a willfully ignorant man into a person who realizes his own limitations and decides to do something about them. Such is the beginnnings of wisdom.
Vaetra Unveiled is the first book in a new fantasy trilogy, The Vaetra Chronicles. Although part of a series, this novel stands well on its own as a fantasy quest to introduce the characters and world. Series website indicates timing for second volume is mid-2012 and timing for the third volume is early 2013. I appreciate that the author has laid out intended length of series and approximate timing of next volumes.
No major editing or writing issues were noted. Vaetra Unveiled is 3,721 Kindle locations long which I consider to be shorter than standard novels. Standard length "paperback" novels seem to run in the 4,500 to 7,000 plus Kindle location range. Long novels can range from 15,000 to 20,000 plus Kindle locations.
My criticisms of this book are few. I felt that the tie together of the first part of the book and the second part of the book were shaky. We did not see what Lord Thoron wanted with the ring nor why he was making his medallions. Maybe we'll see in a future book, but I feel a bigger hint would have been nice. Is he just trying to take over the world? My second criticism is that only Sulana and Jaylan have any depth. The other characters are merely introduced and I think I could like (or hate, depending) several of them if there was more background. Finally, I do feel that the discussions of magic are a little lecture like. It works to a point when Sulana is giving Jaylan information, but I feel it does not work when Jaylan is explaining to the us.
In the end, though, I feel that this book was definitely worth reading and I look forward to the rest of the trilogy. I liked the way Marvello went from one scene to the next for the most part. He has an amazing way of setting stuff up so that an event isn't just a blunt, slap-you-in-the-face scene. I think he set up an amazing world.
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My only complaint is that it was a bit short, I read it in just over four hours.
Now the question is do I bother with the next one?