Free the Darkness
https…moreI just reached out to Kel Kade on Twitter, and she confirmed today (July 24th, 2020) that print releases will begin before the 5th book releases.
The story followed the exploits of 19 year old Rezkin. Rezkin was raised since birth in a secluded fortress to be the greatest weapon the Kingdom of Ashai has ever seen. He learned everything from weaponry to the healing arts and economics and is a master of them all. What he is not a master o ...more
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We start the journey with Rezkin, a mysterious boy, who is raised within a remote fortress and trained into a killer. At the age of nineteen, he is released into the outside wor ...more
Do you like Mary Sue characters? The main character is the mother of all Mary Sues. I must have rolled my eyes 100 times. He is the best in the world (by far) at everything. Knows how to assume any role in society flawlessly (despite zero prior experience in the real world). Master of EVERY weapon. Knows the exact blueprints by memory of every important building in the known world....the list goes on and on. He fights 15 elite master warriors simultaneo ...more
I've reread the written version this time, to remember what had happened, before continuing on with the series. And Rezkin is a ...more
Why the 2 stars then?
Because even though the book is filled with dialogue that sounds just a bit too silly (like 'you are a master businessman and swordsman at only 19?..' etc.) making the story-line look even more ridiculous, and has multiple absurd plot points ('the pro ...more
going to sit on this review for a while.. mixed feelings
Right so when i read the blurb of this book, i expected blood, gore more blood gore and you know just you know bad assery all through the book. i mean first sentence from the book 'Bone Snapped and flesh parted as hot blood spewed out from a jagged wound
What i got: blood gore and a bad ass hero (i'm thinking cross between James Bond and the Terminator)
What i did not expect: a bad ass hero that made all the women in the book want to drop t
~ Execution: ★☆☆☆☆½
Writing style: ★★☆☆☆½
○ “Bone snapped and flesh parted as hot blood spewed out from a jagged wound.” THAT, friends, is the first sentence. And it successfully it got me excited.
○ It had an intriguing beginning.
○ The fact that it was meant to be epic fantasy (??) got me excited.
○ I’m struggling to think of the pros, here, honestly.
○ Uhhhh it has a high average rating so maybe ...more
Rezkin is a very fun character to follow. He is a trained warrior in the highest degree. After the masters are slayed he goes into the "outworld" and has to find his place. He meets friends and ma ...more
This story is just one of those books. I loved the premise of a kid training to be very OP(Overpowered) assassin-warrior-fighter-ish kind of person, and the premise of Rezkin's conspiracy/purpose and all. This doesn't deliver it. The whole stage of the training is one chapter, which the skills are based on the time skips themselves and not really making them legit.
Other than that, the force of coinciden ...more
I never got to watch the ending of either show, as this book basically took up my night ...more
I really liked this book, I honestly thought it would be a pretty juvenile story. In many ways it is, due to the fact that the cast is made of young adults/teenagers mainly. Nevertheless, the tale is rather dark, mysterious and pretty fricking violent, which I would not say is exactly what a young-adult book should be like. Rezkin is a very interesting character and I don't mind that he is simply amazing at almost everything he does, at lea ...more
It seemed very Tween oriented, but I don't think a tween would enjoy this. I was expecting way more, especially with the 4.5 star ratings. Not sure who was reviewi ...more
This review may contain spoilers.... imagine if you have a boy and you raise him. You teach him nothing but the basics of the world and how to survive. Then you throw him out into with no real purpose but the rules and skills he has been taught. Then you have this book..... I will be reading the next one. ...more
The protagonist Rezkin (terrible name) is in more danger in the opening paragraphs than at any other time in the book. The author has created a character that is a fantasy superman: all-knowing, utterly unbeatable in combat, indescribably handsome, possessed of a feline grace ...more
I got a mixed bag. There were aspects I enjoyed and others that eventually turned me off. This was a DNF, unfortunately. I think the main reason would be the overpowered MC who intimidates everyone into submission and/or kills them with su ...more
The book started off pretty decent. Mysterious delivery of an infant to a feared fortress. Some cool sounding training. Then it got……different. The whole thing started to feel very juvenile. Rezkin, our main character, seems more like a superhero than a real character. Killing multiple sword masters at once and barely taking a scratch? No problem. Killing most of a criminal guild and making it his own? Took about an ...more
Also Rez is really too much...there must be a good reason for him being so good because from what we got in this book is not enough to explain his talents.
The story sounded interesting and despite my heavy lids and constant drool I continued that was until
I can no longer tolerate the passive storytelling and repetitive use of words anymore. I found myself skim and scan the whole book til the end and .... ummm nothing? Nope, definitely nothing. First thing that irk me right after 50 pages was how it doesn't make any sense that he learn about things about/in the outworld o ...more
I keep saying uniqueness is the greatest quality any new series can have, and this book has certainly fulfilled that requirement in my opinion.
The story is quite unusual, and there are some new language systems, an unusual magic system that doesn't distract from the plot, and a steady pacing that makes it a quick read. The characters, despite not exhibiting any notable depth are nonetheless interesting. The main character is seemingly ...more
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