All the Paths of Shadow by Frank Tuttle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Published by: Sizzling Lizzard Press
Genre: Fantasy > Magic
Reading Rage: YA to Adult
This Novel was one of my DSOA's from way back when .... oh okay, March this year, and I've finally found the time to read it.
For me this was a touch too boring, there seemed to very little action taking place until right towards the very, very end.
The actual plot line, it it had been snappier and with a few interesting twists worked in would have created really quite a nice piece of fiction, it just failed to perform.
On the bright side, the characterisation wasn't bad. I particularly loved Mug, Merelda's familiar, especially his little throw away dialogue here and there, he could in actual fact have carried the lead role, he was so well written.
I would be interested to see if Merelda and her Hang Cook got it together, and so would be tempted to read more, but with fingers crossed that the Author could pull off the promise that she showed.
All in all 3 Stars from me. There were a few errors, as is all too often the case with ebooks, but I didn't deduct any points off for them (as always, you can see them in the Errors/Bug Bear section below).
As mentioned above this was one of my DSOA's back in March this year, but at the time of writing this Review it's listed HERE for £1.36 for the Kindle version and Paperback at £9.61.
In my personal opinion the Kindle price is respectable, but that's a whopping big tag for the paperback.
Page 132: Suffice it say that Que-long is the ranking member of the delegation ...
Correct to: Suffice to say that Que-long is the ranking member of the delegation ...
Page 133: Chezin is to bear his sword wherever he will and no one shall challenge or attempt todisarm him on pain of the most direct and severe royal displeasure.
Correct to: Chezin is to bear his sword wherever he will and no one shall challenge or attempt todisarm on him, on pain of the most direct and severe royal displeasure.
Page 214: In casesomething happens to me.
Correct to: In case something happens to me.
Page 229: So put a bit of flash it in, if you will.
Correct to: So put a bit of flash in it, if you will.
Page 381: Oh. The red crate on the north wall. I'll want in that, too.
Correct to: Oh. The red crate on the north wall. I'll want what's in that, too.
Page 393: I didn't forget, by the way. Had this special made for you.
Correct to: I didn't forget, by the way. Had this specially made for you.
Page 396: Both of you will now go get a few hours sleep.
Bug bear, but I would love to see it corrected to: Both of you will now go and get a few hours sleep.