on May 13, 2018 :
Well done! Captivating, insightful, and articulate. The plot was intricate and well constructed. The characters were compelling and complex. The dialog was excellent, sharp and witty, with unique phrasing and cadence. I got the impression that the author assumed the reader had a level of intelligence, which I appreciated. There were references to science, technology, physics, civics, and history that for me added an additional level of interest.
The story had a wide lens that encompassed vibrant characters, epic battles, fantastic beasts, and vast landscapes. Yet the author managed to focus on the characters in such a compelling way that I found myself wanting to spend more time getting to know them. I will be watching for a sequel.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
on April 15, 2018 :
In one word - excellent. The author weaves a tale that kept me reading late into the night. The characters are strong and believable and draws one into the story, making it hard to accept the end of such an enjoyable adventure.
(reviewed 42 days after purchase)
on April 14, 2018 :
Warrior is thoroughly enjoyable. The heroine, is complex - generous, playful, curious and humble, vulnerable and terrifyingly powerful. The world of Tiagia has its own flora, fauna, geography, history and language. This is more than a tale of intrigue, strategy and battle. It also examines leadership and society, all dealt with intelligently and with a generous dose of humor.
(reviewed 61 days after purchase)
on Feb. 15, 2018 :
Tira St. James has created an entire world in this book. The people are well drawn and authentic. Some are loving and courageous, and must make the difficult choices required of good leaders and honest citizens; others are selfish and consumed with greed and a desire to dominate. They experience the basic human emotions of joy and wonder, fear and anger, sadness and trust. In a world that is recognizable yet alien, there are new plants, mammals, reptiles, birds and fish, as well as a new language. Warrior leads the reader to consider what is necessary to save a world from those who want power at any cost.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)
on Feb. 10, 2018 :
“Warrior: Arginowae of Tiagia” by Tira St James, a treat for lovers of Sci-Fi fantasy. It introduces you to a unique alien world, filled with creatures of wonder and a people alien to this world but not truly familiar with their own origins. From the beginning, you are drawn into the life of the reluctant heroine, dealing with a power no one has experienced since the time of the previous inhabitants and overlords, the Kana Tai. She is forced to make decisions that could throw her world into a devastating war that may radically transform her world and herself, but other worlds too. This is a well written, well thought out book and I eagerly await book 2.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
on Feb. 8, 2018 :
The setting for this cleverly constructed story is another world, but the characters are real and alive and, except for the little bird man, human.
The plot grows out of what they think and do and say to each other at home and at war.. I look forward to reading the sequel because
I like hearing these people talk, I'd like to become better acquainted with Sina, and I want to know how the story goes on.
The Small Mountain Quartet
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)