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- File size : 2007 KB
- Publication date : May 12, 2014
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 369 pages
- Publisher : Lezen Publishing, LLC (May 12, 2014)
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0996006303
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00KB2XJTQ
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,008,228 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Zack was a very well-written character, and I enjoyed how his internal monologue was never contrived or "scripted". Cox has a way of writing naturally that many authors lack, particularly when writing in a challenging genre like fantasy. Painting pictures of scenes is also one of his specialties, and the book is rife with beautiful passages, even short ones that convey an image or a landscape perfectly. As Zack's back story is revealed gradually, he becomes a real person, someone who readers can invest in and truly root for as they make their way through the story. I am excited for the second and third books in the series, as I think Cox really hit his stride near the mid-way mark of this book and I look forward to seeing where he goes next.
I feel that Zack was the best part of the story, and Cox wrote him particularly well. He undergoes some brutal moments, even in the first few chapters, and as a reader, I immediately felt connected to him and seemed to understand his lack of trust for....basically anyone. It usually takes a while for an author to develop a protagonist enough to have a reader genuinely invest, but this didn't take much time at all. The side characters were not fleshed out as quickly as Zack, but they developed slowly as the plot progressed. Unfortunately, Cox may have added too many characters, because people you thought were going to stick around and be major players often reappeared infrequently or played only small parts. I suppose in any epic series, there will be some characters going in and out, and perhaps I will have to wait until book 2 to see what the grand plan for this series truly is. At the moment, certain moments in the writing are spectacular, but I'm not completely sold on the arc that this story is taking; it started strong but seemed to grow more misguided as the book progressed. I'll definitely read the next one, for the quality of the prose alone; I just hope he tightens up some of his writing. All in all, well done.
What I liked about it. I thought the author did a great job with the creation of the world and the different realms. The shifts in language/terms (the glossary at the end will help) made it interesting. I enjoyed reading the transformation of the main character (Zack) from jaded and mistrustful of most humans to someone who not only embraces them, but grows close in a way that only true brothers can do. And the subsequent characters that we meet throughout his journey were intriguing, brave, loyal and some were downright evil.
What I didn’t like about it. I did have some issues with the story. The story was definitely in need of a final line edit. Character name changed from Zack to Jack in the very beginning that took a second read to realize that it was a typo. There were a few other bloopers that were distracting enough to require re-reading a couple times to figure out what was being said. And I have to say that I was a bit disappointed with the ending. I do realize that this is a series, but given how well this novel started, in comparison, the ending was a bit of a fizzle and in reading the blurbs on the subsequent novels, I was bummed that I wouldn’t see some of the same characters (do hope that they show up). For those of you who are used to new characters, this won’t be an issue, but I grew to like the ones in this particular novel and would have liked to read more with them included.
Lovers of epic science fiction and fantasy will really enjoy this story and I found it to be a great vacation read.