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.
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, but with their odd names, I had trouble remembering…
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