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- ASIN : B01HNAIDOO
- Publisher : Raconteur House (June 26, 2016)
- Publication date : June 26, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 3075 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 377 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #49,829 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Many painted it as a very “dark” book, with too much warfare, angst, and fighting going on.
Depending on your age group, this is light, in comparison to most books out there written in the same vein. So I totally disagree with those statements. Nowhere in it is it overly graphic, or filled with TMI in description.
Although it does take a turn from the previous books, which had very limited conflict, I’m not sure how some expected the book to be written, just based on the title alone. In other book reviews on The Advent Mage Series some complained about this exact lack of conflict. Jeez, I can understand how you can’t please everyone.
I will admit, I was a bit disappointed the previous main characters were not highlighted as much as I would’ve liked, but the book would’ve easily turned into 500 pages. Not that I have a problem with long books. But, I can understand Raconteur’s reasoning for this.
It has been a bit confusing though that these keep getting published as a running series. On GoodReads, and possibly even Amazon Kindle Unlimited, this is billed out as Book 7 in the Advent Mage Series. The author herself has said at the end of a few of the books, “This is the last one in the Advent Series…” (paraphrasing of course,) and even in the beginning of this book, “this is a new series…” She says it’s a standalone but suggests reading the others to get the full backstory. I personally would be so confused if I had not read the previous ones, and wouldn’t recommend this to anyone! They’re all still currently available on Kindle Unlimited, which is where I get the majority-as high as 93-95%-of my books, and would definitely say this is one to be read together, and best done as one after the other.
I myself tend to wait until the entire series is released before beginning. I hate filler from previous books fluffing up the page count, so this is just my personal preference. Besides, who really starts a series mid book?? And if your writing is at least decent or above, I should be able to remember all the main events and characters anyway.
I substantially received an immense amount of pleasure from this book, thus the 4 star rating. At the end of “Lost Mage Book 6,” I was truly hoping to see young Becca’s future unfold, and hopefully tied into the still unsolved mystery of Nolan’s and Trev’nor’s fate and importance to the future, alluded to many, many, MANY, times in previous books. The dragons are some of the best parts in this book, just as Night the Nreesce, and Kia the Dragon, were in previous ones.
I didn’t so much care for the 9-10 year age jump for these 3 characters. I think it was a missed opportunity on the author’s part to have other books in the opening series of these new ones. But, tough call again. I’ve seen some series in the broad spectrum called fantasy genre, go on for as many as 20 and above. Overkill for sure. And who knows? Maybe Raconteur began to tire of the same series herself and wanted to strike out into a new area.
I will say the main reasons for taking off an entire star from my review, came down to two main issues.
1) I CANNOT stand bad editing, grammar, and just errors in general, when in a professional capacity. Even worse when an editor being used is mentioned. It just comes across as sloppy, rushed, and uneducated.
2) Sudden “death” on the final page with a major cliffhanger! Not cool at all!! As someone else mentioned, I went back a few pages to make sure I hadn’t missed something. Regardless that all the books are out already, it once against feels rushed and rather abrupt.
I have read other series by the author and I would’ve never expected these two issues from her. I’ll give the benefit of the doubt that maybe these were written early on in her career.
My favorite series of hers is the Advent Mage series which this is a continuation of. I also love her Kingmakers series. With that said I have not found a book of hers that I did not like.
Top reviews from other countries
The writing is, as always, competent and entertaining. There are a few niggles -- "chaff" instead of "chafe" comes up twice, for instance. I would be happy to volunteer my services as a copy editor!