I read this in under 4hours. I only put my tablet down for dinner.
We learn a little about the characters and I wasn't expecting the plot twist about Teresah's past.
I actually cried near the ending. Very good cliff hanger. I just started to read the 3rd book.
Read this a few days ago, amazing book. I didn't study for my assignments as much as I could because I was reading this!
You fall in love with the characters.
BUT, the author killed off my favourite character
I was able to read this entire series in just over a week.
I felt the ending was a little underwhelming, but having said that.
This has been a frustrating, amazing, emotional series.
I cried (properly if that makes sense) four times. Where I had to stop reading to blow my nose and collect myself.
The author teaches you morals like JK.Rowling does in her HP series. (Not that I'm comparing, just using as an example).
There were plot twists, surprises and untimely deaths. I felt for each and every one of the characters.
- Like the review below me said, some characters have a "catchphrase" they like to say a lot, it at times, interrupts the flow of dialogue and can be frustrating.
- During the first three of five books, Lance is a horrible character, he utterly frustrated til no end! Despite this, he somehow became one of my favourite characters. It shows true character development and progression. It also shows that even adolescent immature people can change.
- The lack of detail, it wasn't until I finished the first book I realised there was a whole "Character BIO" & Appendix at the back.
- You could say the cliffhangers at the end of every book was a bad thing.
- Like I explained at the start, a lot of character development and subjects such as suicide are touched upon nicely.
- The romance was well placed into the series. I'm always a fan of romance, but during some chapters of different series, the romance somehow "overpowers" the actual story, while in this series, it was actually a plot progression (the prophecy).
- The ability to make one laugh and cry, that in its entirely makes it a 5/5 stars for me!
There is so much I can say about this series, the bad and the good.
The writing in my opinion progressively got better, but the first two books had awkward sentence structures etc.
As a movie lover, I'd LOVE to see my favourite characters on the big screen!
I'm a follower and I can't wait for the next to series.
“Sceldrant's Comet” is book one of the six book series, The Rostical Guild, by Michael Rogers. It tells the story of Rachael, a young adult who helps her father's paintballing business from going astray while he's out in overseas meetings. When she watches a strange comet "Sceldrant's Comet", she finds herself thrusted into a strange and dangerous world with little to no help, except for crazy captains.
The story is pretty straightforward. Rachael (with Twortz) needs to return home, but they have no idea how to get there. They find some unlikely friends along the way and learn the ways of Rostical.
Eventually, they find themselves in the largest city in the world (all kept hidden on a small island inside a Spacial Funnel) and use its database to find any clues about Earth or getting back to it.
After hearing bad news, they form a guild all through a seven year old boy and that was a scene which watered my eyes, maybe it was because of the innocence Karol seems to be portrayed?
Strengths: there are a couple: most notably the different morals or characteristics of each characters. When reading the start of a series, I find myself initially confused with each character until they "grow" on you. How attaching the Author makes you feel for each character. For example, right near the start when Rachael got transported to the strange world, I was under the impression she might have died from that Scoldrant (rock golem).
Weaknesses: a few typos (at least the version I got) and Lezard's randomness? He's funny, but someone going "Ooo, plot twist." or "Holy fish cakes" some times lowered the dramatic effect of some scenes.
Overall, I liked this just as much if not more than The Rostical User's series (as of right now). And like The Rostical Users, with Lance, Luna is also the one that currently shines out to be the more "out there" character.
The story ends as a prequel which I didn't see coming and you DON'T need to read The Rostical Users to fully enjoy this book! 4.5 from me, but I rounded it up.
Look forward to the next in the series and I recommend you give this a try and if you have, read the next series while you wait.
Another good book to the series. Really into the characters and REALLY enjoyed the guild's fight! Wasn't expecting the kid.. Karol? To actually fight by dancing and using black ice Rostical. That was cool.
Too short and a few spelling errors. You should read this!
There's a naughty scene in this book haha. About time Holland and PKMY confessed their feelings to each other and nice twist with Freya "accidentally" setting them up.
Started the next book. Really enjoying this series atm :)
The. Fight. At. The. End.. Was ABSOLUTELY amazing! Where PKMY's home exploded and the fight continued on the falling rocks was outstanding, pictured it perfectly. Then the fight took on the ocean, yes ON the ocean.
This book was essentially a lead up to this amazing fight, can't imagine how Michael can top a better fight like this.