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Chateau Cascade: The Leyline War: Prelude to Chaos

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Idealistic and full of hope, Jak Barnswallow grows weary of wasting his youth on his father's farm. He wants to make a difference in the world. He wants to be a hero.

Welcome to Genesis, a continent on the brink of a genocidal war. Two powerful nations stand at each others' throats, both with rigid ideologies that demand the annihilation of the other. In the middle stands
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published January 2nd 2020
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Ákos Szilágyi
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The setting is interesting and quite unique. Maybe it's just me, but the floating continent is not like anything i've seen before. It's easy to get a grasp on the world, as there are three main factions. It's not too simple, not too complicated, ideal for a book of this length.
The dynamic between the main characters worked well. (Quentin was my personal favourite, that guy deserves his own book.) They were all interesting, their unique abilities and personalities added a lot not on
Jan 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Overall, not bad: I enjoyed the book, and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
If the review is vague at some point, it is so with the purpose to make this as spoiler-free as possible.

The book starts off a bit weak. The setting is portrayed in a fairly trite way, Jak being the most
notable point of interest, and disinterest: I didn't really seem to be able to grow any attachment to him, but his characterization makes sense in the context of the story as a whole (or at least
Richard S. Cloud
Jan 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Just short of prime time

This book has moments of five stars. The world is interesting. The main character is sympathetic. What I didn't like was the senseless. I'm not a fan of switching points of view--sometimes this switching didn't seem to progress storyline. The loss of one of the heroes seemed senseless...and the main hero doesn't go back for that person. After initially feeling bad, it was business as usual. The ending seemed unfocused. We never did find out what happened to one of them. A
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