Not a chance. Terrible style.
No. Just this writer.
Doesn't matter the book is trash.
Best part was the narrator Mr. Perkins is very consistent. The worst part was the story itself the writing was unimaginative and the story was tough to believe (I know that is a weird thing to say for a Fantasy book).
The writing is not descriptive at all never using descriptive language to set the scene for the reader. The characters were also disappointing the good guys were "perfect" the bad guys too bad. It makes for a lack of connection with the protagonist and doesn't help development a sense of believability in the antagonists. The abilities of the main character were also unbelievable. He goes from having a vague sense of if a person is good or bad based on color to be able to tell very abstract traits this also plays into the descriptive language as I struggle to see what color would describe some of the personal traits described. The entire concept of a magical signal that notified the entire world of the arrival of the main villain was subsequently invalidated at every turn by the rest of the story. First, why would the only person capable of stopping this evil be hiding on an obscure farm when there was an entire army mountain valley dedicated to protecting and serving him? Second, the legend of the return of this villain was supposed to be common knowledge to the entire world yet the arrival of the hero is doubted by everyone he encountered. The world is also not well thought out. This is all supposed to be taking place on island nations. What type of island nation has a 70000 man army and no navy? These examples and many more really killed the story for me Fantasy is supposed to be just that but the story needs to have a sensible flow. This book lacks that at every turn.
The scene where the main character receives gifts from the guild mage. Not because it was a good scene but for its total ridiculousness. " Here you go hero I have a gift specific for every one of your entourage specific to their skills." The main character never had to go through any real trial in order to earn all the power he was given.
Not really. Maybe for a young child.
This book had great potential and up till the end I was planning on reading book two in the hope that Mr. Wells would grow as a writer through the process. Unfortunately after reading reviews of the second book it is clear that's not the case. I would not recommend reading this series.
Someone who enjoys simple characters and lack of depth
Michael Kramer is far and away the best for fantasy narration. I wish he could narrate my life...
All scenes in which the main character acts like an idiot. The man is supposed to be the best general of the Empire but he can barely see beyond the superficial. Hint for the author battlefield tactics do not vary that much from politics. If you wanted him to be ignorant he should have had a lower rank and only in the end come to power.
Rushed poor ending
Seemed as if the author was not sure what to do so he left the reader without a real ending very frustrating
Great reader really brings the story to life
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