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- Print Length: 310 pages
- Publisher: Patiamole Books (August 6, 2008)
- Publication Date: August 6, 2008
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002CZQG6S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #347,916 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Visions of Power (The Ingenairii Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Personally I found the book a bit too long for what actually happened. I found that the introduction to the 'mythical' beasts at the start of the book was way overdone for what we got to learn through the story. I think... more rumors and less impending doom at the start would have helped that, although that change also may have made the beginning a bit boring as well. I found it odd that every moment at the start they ran for their lives, then suddenly they were able to just stop and start living in a town without much care in the world. I thought at any moment they would be attacked, but no.. that did not occur. Maybe there is a very good explanation that I missed, or that will become apparent in later books (it is an extensive series) that explains the apparent stopping of the attacks.
I certainly like the spiritual implications in the story. A world that looks at prayer as a recreational thing and someone that gets the wild hair to really start effectively using it in healing and such. Very cool story of a rekindling in faith for all those around Alec as he called for things that were effective yet scoffed at from the start.
Alec's rise to power was interesting...Read more ›
I also found character development to be unbelievable. Too many serendipitous happenings because "God has a plan" really made this difficult to read. And finally, some egregious grammar and anachronistic words (rookie, throttle, guys) made this painful to read. I give two stars because the story line itself is well constructed and I wondered what happened to a couple of characters all the way to the end of the first book. Also the magic system is interesting. But after reading the first two books, I can't keep going. I'm not that curious about what happens next.
This particular book was quite good.
World setting and political posturing is well detailed and orchestrated.
Religious themes are in place and serve to move the plot but don't disproportionately dominate the story.
In book 6, this series takes a turn for the worse... to the point that I've stopped reading it mid-book.
I will probably post a review of that book with spoiler alerts in it.
I'd suggest this book to religious people, and I'd not suggest it to people like me who can only take so much sappy religious nonsense before they need a good ol fashion heroic fantasy.
There is definitely a belief in God in the books, which I, personally, related to and thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated; but for someone who is not on my same wavelength, I would say the books are not overdone or oversaturated with religious overtones.
The novel is well thought out, gives good descriptions of each of the countries/inhabitants that Alec interacts with, and takes the time to develop Alec's character so that the reader knows him very well and roots for him more and more. For me, the author is definitely world building, even though the separate worlds co-exist on the same planet; and I was fascinated by the subtle way in which he compared the fantasy world of his books to our own planet in some ways--especially the part with the reptiles.
One excellent point the novels make is that humans have enormous, unlimited potential when linked to the Divine and are serving the Divine. Alec represented a Divine Human, with enormous potential that he was favored to use because he stayed committed to whatever was needed of him.
Thought provoking, entertaining, engaging, interesting, I very much recommend these books to anyone. They are fine reads, each one of them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Visions of power was a good book filled with interesting characters some being very original and different. I fell in love with Alex the leading character. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Star
This story is great in that if you strip what happing to bullet points. I read this and up to his third book in this series before I put it down. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kindle Customer
The author keeps his characters strong and well defined. He introduces many characters but doesn't throw them at you at a mind-boggling pace. Read morePublished on April 19, 2014 by Maw Maw
I got this as a free book and was surprised at how good it was. I didn't want to stop reading it. This book has great characters and a really good storyline. Read morePublished on March 12, 2014 by Abel
Really enjoyed the book and have read all in the series.
A different take on magic and science fiction, parts were sad but full of adventure.
This book has been the best book I have read in months, and I read two to three books a week. That says something.Published on December 24, 2013 by Bernard H. Booth
I have previously posted my review of these wonderful book (the 1st in a series of 10 novels known as "The Ingenairri Series". Read morePublished on November 3, 2013 by Kindle Customer
I read Everything & devour books as I get them. Now I.m going back, reviewing my books as I find time. Read morePublished on September 30, 2013 by Flaunce
I liked the first book, accepted the second one but am getting a bit bored by the following books in this series. Read morePublished on September 27, 2013 by Dietrich Liebert