Top positive review
An interesting story, from start to finish.
4 June 2017
This story is not a soft hearted one...it's unapologetically hard and tough. A young woman taken from everything she knows and dropped into a world with morals and virtues that are at odds with her subdued upbringing.
Fighting her fears, she takes control of her life, one battle at a time. Strange though it seems, she fits in this environment better than she ever did in her past life. Competition here is applauded, contests abound, whether they are personal or not.
She learns that what she is, is not wrong, but is definitely different. Not all is as it seems, and she is not the only one who is different, there is a boy...and did she imagine it, or did he fly her out of danger? Why won't he admit it to her?
This story has many merits. It is an interesting plot and the story keeps up a steady pace. However, the action scenes are not well written, sadly, and the emotions described, seem way over the top for the situation they spring from.
I like the characters Nora and Frederick. They seem like their relationship is possibly going somewhere but the rough handling the dialogue gets in this book tends to leave one confused as to which emotional aspect it's coming from. The trust, don't trust, part of each chapter is also frequently confusing at times...it is inconsistent and tends to be expressed in extremes, when these extra emotions are uncalled for in the plot. Having said all that, this is still a fairly good book, which could perhaps just do with a quick rewrite in certain areas. Especially the action scenes. The characters are slowly developing and their growth is steady, and predictable.
This book has huge potential if handled by an experienced hand. It's possible that the quirks in the story are just due to translation issues. But I don't know if it was translated from another language or not.
Marks out of five stars for this one? A positive 4 stars, mainly given for the huge effort the writer has gone through to tell this fascinating and richly tapestried story. A very good effort