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Lazette is an avid writer as well as the owner of Forward Motion for Writers and the owner/editor of Vision: A Resource for Writers.
It's possible she spends too much time with writers.
Ashe Elton Parker
on May 19, 2017 :
Another nonstop read by Lazette Gifford. Once again, she treated me to a story that kept me entertained and made me want to know what happens next.
The story opens with Katashan literally tripping on a sacrifice made at the feet of a benevolent goddess's statue at the top of a mountain pass into a country where he hopes to forge a new future. Right away, he realizes the gods aren't as finished with him as he was with them when he left his homeland. What he doesn't realize is that the coming battle to save the world will also shift his perspective on his life, his past, and especially his future that he'll actually have a chance to find the happiness he's seeking.
Katashan is a likeable character given a tough challenge. Plagued by the spirit of the sacrifice whose spell he disturbed, and stranded in a land where magic is feared, he faces challenges that are both realistic and difficult to surmount. He is a strong character, and the supporting characters are just as strong, and they all fit their world and the story well; no one is superfluous.
This was a fun and at times intense read. I really worried for the characters, particularly Katashan, and wouldn't mind seeing a book about the life he builds in his new home.
(reviewed 73 days after purchase)