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I am a CAD drafter living in Saratoga, Wyoming. I work over the Internet for a Company that has offices in most US cities and a few international locations. I spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen, so it seems natural to try a little writing, at least while the weather keeps me out of the mountains.
on April 29, 2011 :
As I started this book I thought what a great story this was going to be, and good story-telling. But the style changed. Richov and Alastor are attacked by assassins and Magic, and Alastor disappears. Richov, who was hiding his magic abilities knows now that his life is in danger and there is a great mystery. The story proceeds into more magic and lots of fantasy, but it soon starts losing this reader. The story is told more and more from a "thousand foot view" such as: "There was a great battle, thousands were killed and one of too many characters is now in big trouble." I didn't feel I could relate to the multitude of characters who appeared and disappeared throughout the story. The scenes were too high level with too many shallow characters and I did not feel any connection to what was happening. I would prefer the author show me what is happening rather than telling at a high level. Fewer scenes, but with more detail and character development would have held my attention better. This is probably an average fantasy story for fans of the genre. Give the sample a try and see what you think.
(reviewed long after purchase)