Xandria Drake: Ancient Rising by Laura Cantu
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Another one of my DSOA picks, that I've finally found time to read.
Fundamentally, the plot was okay, but it lost a star mark by virtue of the fact that I found it a little convoluted and effort heavy. By that I mean that it felt as if the author forced a bit too much out in the way of details, names, races and twists and turns - there is a fine line between over egging the pudding and getting it spot on. In this case there was an egg yolk to many.
I haven't made up my mind if I will read any more of the series.
Going completely against my usual practice, I decided to get my thoughts down down for this one right away, and so it is #424 on my Blog in March 2014 (I will play catch up with the books read, but yet to be reviewed).
As mentioned above this was a DSOA pick from April last year, it can be obtained HERE for £6.43 for the Kindle download. Ouch, that's a bit on the steep side.
Just a few, it was a completely clean offering. Sorry, it's late and these are a bit rushed, I will come back in tomorrow and tidy them up a little.
Loc 2547: I struggled to my hands and knees, not sure I could to stand
Loc 4760: Had Aydin also mention that gifts could seem like a curse?
Loc5258: ... is a least 100 acres ...
Author goes on to state that portal is 'few miles away'. Needs to learn how far 100 acres would stretch, and it's not a few miles.
Loc 5649: Shaine was bit at the carnival - bitten.
Loc 6338: Kevin's expression grew dimly - expression dimmed.
Loc 6338: go look - go and look.
Loc 6354: go look - ditto.