Revenge, power, and love in a world where men and women commune with animals.
Revenge: After a treacherous attack, former spymaster Katria promises to find who betrayed her. The thought that keeps her going, night and day, is vengeance.
Power: Unbeknownst to Prince Neru, Katria still lives. In her absence, he struggles t ...more
The problem with that self-assessment is that Sword and Sorcery and its various offspring have been doing exactly that for the last ninety years or so. So we can discard the strange attempt at creating a new genre immediately.
The book itself is competently written action fantasy, but like many self-published works it s ...more
This book was great: it was well written and had a fantastic concept. I feel it's only real downfall was it's length. I felt that Wright did a great job in portraying certain aspects in a short amount of "time" and in such a way that I didn't feel completely ripped off. I would have LOVED to had more of a background story regarding the Apex and the kingdom in general - perhaps we'll see a prequel? *hint hint*
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a book...more
The premise behind the magic in this world is intriguing. In this world, individuals can bond with animals. Once bonded, the human can use the animal as a type of extended cognition. The bonder (or Talker) can see through his animals' eyes: sense what the animal senses. Additionally, the Talker exercises a degree of control over the animal, as if an additional appendage. The animal acts under the Talker's control.
The idea is a unique one, and certainly makes f ...more
First off, I have to say, I'm very impressed, especially if this is a debut novel.
After the first few chapters I was a little frustrated because I got hints of this obviously very well thought out story world, but I didn't see many of my suspicions confirmed. For example, I kind of got the vague idea that this was a fantasy set in either an Asian or African kind of world, but I felt a little "tunnel-visioned" by the lack of description and the way the narrativ ...more
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But sometimes I don't want to watch Gattaca. Sometimes I want to watch Independence Day. Or Jurassic Park. Or, GI Joe 2: Retaliation. There, I said it. I loved GI Joe 2. Sometimes you just want to sit back, turn on the TV, and watch explosions for 2 hours. And that's okay. Other ...more