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- Feyland: The Dark Realm
on Dec. 11, 2012
Feyland: The dark Realm is an interesting updated take of an old Scottish folktale called Tam Lin, and it had me on the edge of my seat throughout the story. Needless to say it was very hard to put the book down. I’m not too familiar with gaming, but the way the story is woven together, you really do not need to be a gamer to enjoy it or follow it. Another plus is that while this is the first of a trilogy the end of the book only leaves you wanting to experience more adventures in Feyland and not with a cliff hanger ending.
I believe gamers and urban fantasy enthusiasts will enjoy this book. And while it does have a touch of romance, even the male gender will be able to identify with the characters and not get mushed out.
With all that said I’m looking forward to reading the next adventure in Feyland.
- The Earth Gate
on Dec. 22, 2012
The Synopsis for “The Earth Gate” sounded intriguing, however while reading the book it was very hard to follow and confusing. There was several times I almost put this book down but I really wanted to give it a fair chance.
The premise of the story itself was interesting; however, there seemed to be too much repetition, too much going back and forth between dimensions. There was no explanation for why sometimes the characters would teleport to destinations and other times they were traveling via a spaceship. The story also tried tying in several alien controversy and lost civilization stories. The writing was pretty choppy and the characters were pretty basic. I think the main problem is the story tried putting in too much instead of sticking to the main theme.
With all that said, I don’t think this is a horrible book, however it was not really very well put together in my opinion. The writing and flow of the story could have been better and the characters more developed.