Saturday, February 3, 2018

Enchanters by K.F. Bradshaw

** I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

First Impression: Magical cover and premise.

Characters: Relationship and dialogue driven, the plot follows a band of ragtag rebels on their quest to save the kingdom. I found the conversations on the repetitive side, and the characters lacked complexity. Andrea and Cassie do not seem to grow at all as the story progresses.

World Building: Damea is a world losing its magic. This magical loss is not tangible until near the end, besides effecting a few pieces of machinery. I wanted more depth in the world building.

Writing Style: I think this one fell flat for me, especially in parts where the author nicknames "The Legionnaire" or "the boy" excessively. Perhaps another draft would provide more of a polish, with more involvement from character emotions and experiences. I felt like someone was telling me a bedtime story rather than reading in real time.

What I Enjoyed: Although predictable, the last 100 pages are the best part of the story. Perhaps this book could be shortened, with the climax more in the middle.

Deal Benders: Lack of world building coupled with flat chracters ultimately ruined the story for me.

Overall Rating: 2 stars - not terrible yet not memorable.

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