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Promising New Author Three plus stars,
This review is from: Fade to Black: Book 1 of the Rojan Dizon Novels (Paperback)
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A good start to what I am sure will be a sequence of stories with a central character who as a forbidden "Pain Mage" has a limited palate of magical skills. The city he lives in and has to wrestle with is built up vertically with the trash, unwanted at the bottom and progressive layers of inhabitants moving up to the top sunny most layer. Begs the question as to why those at the bottom don't just set fire to the place to even things up a bit - but there you have it.
Well written - no great gratuitous violence for the sake of it. The only reason it just dips out of being a four star read is that some of the situations have a small unbelievable ring about them where a different outcome could easily have been obtained by a bit of worst/better luck.
All in all it's a good read, well imagined and presented. I would wish to read more and could only get better - this one is very almost 4 stars