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Solid start to a satisfying series.
on 22 April 2017
Having a itch recently to go into another Fantasy series, this one cropped up on my radar. I picked up the initial book and in the end ploughed through the whole series of 6 books over a two week period, so in effect writing this review retrospectively.
The book is a bit more on the light side compared to some fantasy books, but there is lots of strands and activates going on at the same time which keeps things intriguing and fresh. The characters are mostly well written and in this case what makes the main character unique is he lacks most of the powers that most of the stronger cast have. As a result he has to approach conflicts, battles etc from a different perspective. The main race in the story and their hierarchy are very loosely based on the Roman Empire and this gets interesting, more so later in the series you will see, but as a result we see some of the intrigue and plotting similar to that era.
In all the series is refreshing and this book is a solid start to a great series. Thankfully the series actually ends and while it is not the most complex series out there nor the most well written, it is a great way to whittle away the time.