- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 634 KB
- Print Length: 250 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Kristell Ink, Grimbold Books (16 Nov. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DJE8RP4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 48 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #440,597 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Picked this up on a recommendation and am so glad. The book is a richly described fantasy with magic and adventure woven through the tale of a young woman's struggle to be accepted. The writing flows easily and draws you into the whole adventure.
Raven is a ittle different to the norm and her life isn't made any easier by the woman who raised her. People she trusts turn against her, and the fears, doubts, and actions of those around her make her life a misery, until she meets the gorgeous Conner, but even he is hiding some terrible secrets from her.
I loved the characters in this book. Their flaws make them believable, thier special talents make them incredible. I found the whole thing thrilling, I particularly enjoyed the punishment one horrible character deservedly received. I shuddered in revulsion. (In a sort of satisfied way as the punishment was justified)
Make sure you have plenty of time when reading this book as you won't want to put it down.
I picked up Darkspire Reaches because I was really craving a good high fantasy, and this book did not disappoint. I was hooked from the first page to the last. Invested in Raven's plight and drawn in to the world of magic and wyverns created by the author. The characters are diverse, entertaining, and most importantly bursting with real personality. This gripping tale with leave you wanting more right until the final page.
The author has a very good way of developing her characters, getting you engaged very quickly into the story.
Raven was a very likeable character, being abandoned at an early age, you quickly sympathise with her plight as she is abandoned as a sacrifice to the wyverns.
The story is definitely a page turner, and the story touches on society issues in a way that is done creatively through the fantasy genre, including race, inclusion and even rape. Some critics I can see were not impressed by this particular part of the book, however, the story develops well, the plot is written sympathetically and it is a key part of the story.
This is my first book by CN Lesley and I'm looking forward to reading more!
Darkspire Reaches is a dark tale, as it's title suggests, though sprinkled with comic touches. The story is well-paced, action packed and loaded with vivid imagery. Indeed, I can picture the book as a film, directed by Terry Gilliam, an epic fantasy that would hold cinema audiences enthralled.
Although this book is a fantasy, it is also a story of self-discovery. And, as with all the best fantasy, Darkspire Reaches has something to say about the present - it shines a light on our own corrupt, morally bankrupt, selfish times.
C.N. Lesley has a way of drawing you into her stories, of making you feel at home in her worlds; and thus entranced you feel reluctant to put the book down; you are tempted to linger, just a little longer, until you realise that you have no wish to leave.
Themes such as superstition, betrayal, loss, fear and insanity work well beside magic and legend to make this an excellent read.
Raven and Connor are both brilliant characters, while their relationship is stormy, its development is fun to watch.
Certainly a tale which engages and perfect for fantasy lovers.
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