2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Ok Debut but lack of characterisation,
This review is from: The Drowning City (Necromancer Chronicles 1) (Paperback)
New authors really have a lot to prove with their original release. After all as the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. So with that out in the open you know from the setting of the book that its going to be something special. The world building is phenomenal, the descriptiveness is also some of the best within the genre as you can't help but get drawn in to this fascinating world.
That said however, we then start to hit a downhill slide for me, I couldn't get a handle on the principle protagonist and as such it ruined all that careful work that had gone before letting it down a little. It could be down to the simple thing of first book authorship and that subsequent novels will pick up and fix the problems and if Amanda can make the character a bit more likeable then she's definitely got a good future in store.