Author: Michael DadichPublish Date: November 2012Publisher: Evolved PublishingShelby Pardow never imagined she could kill someone. All she wants to do is hide from her troubled father when she is teleported to awaiting soldiers on the planet Azimuth. Here she is not a child, but Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members whom Malefic Cacoethes has drugged and imprisoned. He seeks to become dictator of this world (and then Earth by proxy). His father, Biskara, is an evil celestial entity, tracked by the Assembly with an armillary device, The Silver Sphere.
With the Assembly now deposed, Biskara directs Malefic and the Nightlanders to their strategic targets. Unless… Can Shelby find the other Kin, and develop courage and combat skills? Can the Kin reassemble in time to release or replace the Assembly, overthrowing Malefic and restraining Biskara?
First and foremost I have to say thank you to I.O. Book Tours for allow me a copy to read. ^_^ It was very much appreciated.
Fantasy books have always been my favorite genre. Take me to another world let me see some crazy stuff and I’m a happy camper. Most of the time, anyway.
The book starts off in several places at once. Anyone that has ever read an Tolkien or Dragonlance book knows what I’m talking about. Environments are multiple and instead of rating them all (that would take forever) I’ll just say that it was clearly and distinctly written. I could see the environment on the projection screen in my mind, which is always a plus.
The characters were very much like any standard fantasy characters. They all had their strengths and weakness, though from my perspective (and it’s probably because I have read other similar fantasy books) they felt a little stiff. I wouldn’t say cookie cutter characters exactly but they were (in my opinion) run of the mill fantasy characters.
The story does move along on its own though. It’s definitely action packed and incorporates the quest like situation that standardize most fantasy novels. Dialogue felt kind of underdeveloped, though the meaning of the story isn't lost because of it.
Overall it’s a pleasant read. It’ll definitely be comfortable and familiar to anyone who’s read fantasy before. For those that haven’t it may be a little stiff and difficult to understand at points. Either way it’s a solid book.