Spring has arrived, and open war with it. Mostly healed from his wound, Alexander departs the Dragon Isle only to be set upon by enemies from all sides. Outnumbered, desperate, and running for his life, he's shipwrecked in enemy territory then sold into slavery in the fabled city of Mithel Dour. Ancient and mysterious, it's said that the city was discovered rather than built. Within, Alexander finds a secret so old and so powerful that it could turn the tide of war...and possibly doom Isabel to the netherworld in the process.
©2013 David A. Wells (P)2014 Podium Publishing
There are parts where I really enjoyed the book but there are some others that it gets a little heavy to continue. Overall very good.
At first this was just a badly written fantasy series with cliche characters and plot, it graduates to truly horrific when it starts going off on these hyper right wing, anti trade union tangents, I stopped listening when one of the main characters kills a bunch of unionized ship builders for striking for better pay, I wish I were kidding.
"Fun and Unique World of ...Difficult Love Story..."
This review is more about the entire Sovereign of The Seven Isles series and not just Linkershim. ***Statements Which Could Be Construed As Spoilers***
Overall I really have enjoyed this series by David A. Wells. The story has a great cast as well as an intriguing system of magic that is as varied and unique as the personalities of each character.
The storyline has been fun and enjoyable to read with only a few kinks. Alexander is a great leading character who grows in his charge and complexity with each novel. You can see that his growth as a character is allowing him to become the powerful and cunning hero that the uber sensational villain requires of him. But this growth is spread out and well timed. The challenges he faces drag at times and in only a couple of instances end too abruptly. But all things considered this has been a great read thus far.
However, I am a bit of a romantic and this author really knows how to layer on the heartbreaking relationship trials. I had to take an intermission between books because I did not like the direction the love story was headed in. It was a sappy and endearing relationship where it was obvious they were completely devoted to each other. It reminded me a lot of those high school couples that are always hanging on and around each other because they refuse to miss a minute of life without the other. A little annoying to friends and others but it is truly a fun and exciting fantasy world to be a part of. How could you break that up!!!
After getting over it and pressing on I have to admit that Wells did not slaughter the beauty of the initial love story as I thought he was going to. I still do not care for the exact turn of events in this part of the story, but it is bearable and I must admit that it granted more depth to my animosity for Prince Phane and brought on an attentive anxiety to move through the story to arrive at the resolution. But alas, hang in there chaps because it is going to be a long ride toward this resolution as this conflict will endure through the final addition to this story in Reishi Adept which is set to come out on Audible January 9, 2015.
But I am looking forward to it!!!
This really is a Great Series and this is the best book so far. The last few chapters blew my mind. What a great magic system!!! Every book gets better and better. I highly recommend listening to this!
Kept my interest, continued development of the characters and storyline. I'd recommend this book to those who want you find out what happens next.
Chiton is never, anywhere pronounced kitten! Never, Ever! It is K-eye-tun! Seriously- who edits this?
great book , enjoyed the storyline, the narration, will be picking up the next one sooon
"A wasted book"
I've really enjoyed the series until this book. It really didn't go anywhere and other than Alexander learning a small amount about his magic it really is a listen in frustration. The last few chapters are good, but could have been added into the fifth book or the start of the next book.
I have not been so enthralled by a fantasy series since I was a kid...waiting to get to the next book, but not wanting the story to end. Love it!
"Continued to be a nice experience"
Again, just love the series. Downloading the next one now! The author does an amazing job of transitioning between so many things going on at the same time without being a confusing mess.
"It wasn't bad."
I enjoyed this book more than the previous. It's obvious the author is trying to drag out the story. There are a lot of holes in the logic on why things played out the way they do. I still looked forward to my commute because of these books.
"D&D without the die.."
The series continues with even more vile creatures and expanded magic. Light fun, no pun intended.
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