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A very promising beginning / A verly pissining beggingener
on 6 April 2013
I love this type of fantasy story. All the elements of discovery abound as the central character slowly discovers and builds on a knowledge of magic lost to his world. I'd give it a 4 (4.5!) out of 5 if there were far fewer typographical and grammatical errors. I know (and partly agree) with the reviewer who says it's still a good story. But part of enjoying a book is being drawn in to it, drawn in to the story, drawn in to that world. This author is clearly capable of doing just that. But when you read (for instance, there are a long list of bloopers) that the central character is raining down lighting on his enemies, an exciting action scene is replaced in the mind's eye with a trip to the local DIY store and lots of light fittings falling to the floor. And so on, and so forth. I really hope the author meant lightning.... When someone's heath deteriorates, you wonder at the moorland and hillside. Really, I'd just encourage the author to run a spellchecker on it... the kindle copies can be updated... Aside from that, a very promising beginning to a new series to read in to and keep me on the straight and narrow as I bus it in to work...