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The Eagle's Flight by Daniel E. Olesen
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it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy

The Eagle’s Flight is an Epic Fantasy story and Norse inspired. Its plot takes us to The Realms of Adalmearc doomed by tragic events in the royal family. The story depicts the characters and the social and political hierarchy of the kingdom, where strategic plots, back stabbing and other lovely intriguing games are to be expected.
The world building has been one of my favourite points of this book. It develops gently and attention to detail is exquisite. The reader doesn't get bombarded with world building information willy-nilly. It feels natural and coherent.
The language used is cleverly devised to fit its setting. It feels archaic and rich but not laborious. I particularly liked sections when rituals and folklore tales were told.
Another surprising element was the lack of a main character: The Eagle’s Flight has a choral setting. The events bring forward a diversity of main and secondary characters, as the different element of the story are woven in.
The character development is really strong, in particular the psychological one is abundant and detailed. This really helps create an intimacy and connection with the reader and hence with the story.
The geographical names, royal houses as well as first names are carefully chosen. They are musically connected in order to make them fit (i.e The House of Theodstan with Theodoric and Theodwyn) Clever! I loved this rhythm.
There is also a map included in the appendices along a list of the nobility names. The map is beautiful and extremely helpful to locate all the realms and understand the setting of the story.
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading The Eagle’s Flight as it is a great story told in a beautiful way.
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November 2, 2016 – Finished Reading
November 5, 2016 – Shelved
November 5, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
November 11, 2016 – Shelved as: fantasy

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