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The best book I've read in years,
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This review is from: Blood Song: Book 1 of Raven's Shadow (Kindle Edition)
I rarely - if ever - write reviews, but the quality of storytelling in this book has compelled me to do so. I can safely say I have not enjoyed reading a book as much this for a number of years.
The characters are well written and engaging, the storyline engrossing. I would agree that the plot involved has been written many times before - a young boy left at the gates of an ancient order, subjected to years of gruelling training before becoming a master in swordsmanship and hand to hand combat. But the manner in which it is done is what makes it such an enthralling read.
The pace never falters throughout the book, the action scenes are vivid in their imagery and certain scenes in the book have only what I can describe as the sword fight in Raiders of the Lost Arc feel to them. I found myself both chuckling out loud and on one rare occasion having a lump in my throat.
This is an excellent book and I highly recommend.