I'm a big fan of C. Greenwood. The Dimmingwood Series got me hooked, The Catalyst of Chaos pulled me in deeper, and now the Magic of Dimmingwood has me fully committed to anything this young lady writes. The books in this series give the reader a deeper look at one of the characters in the original series, and show how how he got to the life he lived when we first meet him. C. Greenwood has become one of my favorite authors, and I look forward to her next offering.
This is a fast-paced story of survival of one born in nobility only to lose everything. This first book in the series successfully implements the "Star Wars method" of turning a bad situation into something worse, keeping the suspense going strongly enough to make me want to read more. I would give it four stars if it wasn't for how this is a prequel story to a previous Dimmingwood series, and while the ending was sufficient, it wasn't (to use an overused word) epic enough to be wholly satisfying. I also wish the author didn't resort to selling three books, each with less than two hundred pages, at $4 each.
Seems as if most of the story was caught up with the hero being on the run. The story stopped and I blinked. Was that it? It seemed like a very short book to me. Was interested enough to check out the second book. Read a review saying the second book was very short too. That the three books together should have been one book. Interesting. I will make sure to not buy a book without length listed in the description again. Its a shame these are targeted to young adults. Heads up, parents!
Interesting book and plot line. I am enjoying reading your story C. Greenwood and look forward to reading the next book in the series. This story follows many successful similar lines of thought and is very good. I highly recommend reading this book to anyone interested in reading a good story. Well done C.
I loved the quick but deliberate flow the author writes with. The story was always interesting even when it was sometimes predictable. My only real complaints are that its a bit short on its own and that the chapter seperations often didnt make sense and they made for very short chapters. I would recommend this book for young adults to adults.
Don't bother with this series. The "ending" in the third book is terrible. The writing overall, while passable, always felt lacking. It was the ending of the "series" though that made me wish I hadn't ever started it.