Tuesday, September 23, 2014

5* for The Soul of the World (Legends of Amun Ra, #2) by @Jg_Silverman #ReviewShare #Fantasy

The Soul of the World (Legends of Amun Ra, #2)The Soul of the World by Joshua Silverman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My first impression was - World building in a fantasy book is crucial and for me it is what makes the book good or bad. The world building for this book was flawless and I can imagine the author sitting in his work space with maps and charts because it felt real. The reader definitely has a sense of direction as you read.

As I got to the middle, I felt - Even as I reached 40% of the book, I was hooked. The characters were rational despite being in a fantasy world. Their motives and actions had resolution which drives the reader to finish the book.

As I neared the end, I thought - One of those books, I did not want to end. Dialogue was lovely which is not easy to pull off for some authors. The battle of good versus evil ends in showdown which leaves my tongue wagging for the next book.

My final impression and recommendations - The writing was engaging and it was easy to appreciate that the author took his time unfolding the story. An enjoyable read that transports you to a dream world which I highly recommend.

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads UK Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my book review. This book review is based on my thoughts, opinion and understanding of the book. This book review does not reflect the opinion of other book club members.

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