James Watson

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  • The Elister Chronicles: The United National Council of Elister on Jan. 02, 2012
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    Pros: Great story line and unique premise, fluid writing, likable characters, meaningful underlying themes that make you think Cons: A little slow in the beginning Definitely a wonderful read in my opinion. I am a huge fan of fantasy novels and I really liked how this one blended fantasy with historical fiction. The book draws you in once you get into it, although as I stated before, there are a few slow points in the first couple chapters. However, the quality of the writing is superb and the themes of human nature and the premise behind the tragedies in human history like the attacks of 9-11 are truly a unique and fresh outlook on society today. While the deeper, philosophical implications in this novel are clearly present, it still reads like a captivating adventure you wouldn't want to put down. All in all, I would definitely recommend this book to those looking for a new fantasy novel to pick up. I look forward to seeing a continuation of The Elister Chronicles at some point, as the ending was certainly poised for a sequel.
  • Generation 2K on Jan. 02, 2012
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    Excellent piece of flash fiction. Very well written. This is the second publication of this author that I have read and I am definitely going to look for more of his work in the future.
  • The Elister Chronicles: The United National Council of Elister on Jan. 02, 2012
    star star star star star
    Pros: Great story line and unique premise, fluid writing, likable characters, meaningful underlying themes that make you think Cons: A little slow in the beginning Definitely a wonderful read in my opinion. I am a huge fan of fantasy novels and I really liked how this one blended fantasy with historical fiction. The book draws you in once you get into it, although as I stated before, there are a few slow points in the first couple chapters. However, the quality of the writing is superb and the themes of human nature and the premise behind the tragedies in human history like the attacks of 9-11 are truly a unique and fresh outlook on society today. While the deeper, philosophical implications in this novel are clearly present, it still reads like a captivating adventure you wouldn't want to put down. All in all, I would definitely recommend this book to those looking for a new fantasy novel to pick up. I look forward to seeing a continuation of The Elister Chronicles at some point, as the ending was certainly poised for a sequel.