Review of The Sword: A Novel (Chiveis Trilogy) by Bryan Litfin

Originally posted on Jennifer M Eaton:

I started reading this novel with the “free excerpt” from Amazon, and I immediately purchased it once my free pages were done.

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This novel was everything I was looking for…  A Medieval setting with a very original twist.  My son (the middle grade reviewer) read over my shoulder one day and said “That looks great, can I read it?”

I had to finish it first before I could answer, but even looking over my shoulder, he picked up on the sharp writing, and compelling plot.

Despite all this, I finished the book disappointed.  Why?  Let’s discuss.

The “sharp writing” swayed a little further on.  The characters lost “their voice” a few times.  At least from my perspective it seemed wrong.  Also, there were too many points of view, and too many characters.  Yes, I understood the necessity of each of them…

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