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This new series by Guy Antibes was a delightful beginning of young man's adventures in a more cynical world...I especially enjoyed it because usually the authors characters are too simplistic and goody goody--I appreciate more complex characters--this new novel has more three dimensional characters with a good plot which was an enjoyable read...
This book didn't seem to be finished. I think I see what the plot is supposed to be, however, there was no organization to it. The MC seemed to be strong yet cowardly. He whole family hated him, yet, he didn't love them really either. He drifted from situation to situation. He didn't try to defend the throne nor his family. His half sister wanted the throne even though she didn't have royal blood. I did like the action scenes but felt that him switching sides then turned to a mercenary job then going back to his home. And ended with his mentor/friend/trainer being killed for a girl to fill his place? I want to say I'll read their next book, however, I don't think I can go through the back and forth again.
A new world with engaging characters and lots of action. I hope for more character development and magic in the next book. Nice to have the main character not be overpowered . Can't wait for the next book.
Overall a very good story with many opening arcs that I am looking forward to follow in future books. The writing in this book, I think is better than in previous works by Guy. I’m liking the evolution.
I liked the main story line and main characters, but thought many of the actions of the MC's family completely illogical. It took away from enjoying the book. Killing off one of the best characters to be replaced by a potential romance intrest weakened the story at the end.
The main attraction of Guy Antibes' works is his main character's personality. Each hero has flaws, doubts and errors, while still being thoroughly likeable. This book starts off a series but does so by shutting down many potential avenues killing off a host of "main" characters. One hopes that this doesn't become a series like the Sword of Spels, with one strong character wandering through isolated vignettes. Hard to see where it is going, but that is why we have to wait for the rest of the series.
This is a very good and well written book and earned a 5 star review from me. I started with the free sample and soon found it hard to put down. I purchased the full version shortly after starting. The story line was well though out, the plot, subplots and the characters were very compelling and very interesting. I can highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more by this author.