Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Avempartha by Michael J. Sullivan

Avempartha (The Riyria Revelations, #2)Avempartha by Michael J. Sullivan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The book:
Avemparta by Michael J Sullivan

The Particulars: Epic Fantasy, Ridan publishing, available as  e-book ( not sure about print)

Why was it in my TBR? I had heard about him, and when they offered it for free in November or so, I took the chance.

The Review:

The blurb:
When a destitute young woman hires two thieves to help save her remote village from nocturnal attacks, they are drawn into the schemes of the wizard Esrahaddon. While Royce struggles to breech the secrets of an ancient elven tower, Hadrian attempts to rally the villagers to defend themselves against the unseen killer. What begins with the simple theft of a sword places the two thieves at the center of a firestorm — that could change the future of Elan

My impressions:
I am the first to admit that I am a bit wary about indie publishing.I had heard good things about this author, so I decided to take the chance. And I am glad I did. The book is well written and set in an engaging world. The plot are filled with unexpected twists. Gradually, secrets are revealed. I liked the interaction between characters. I was sucked into the plot, looked up and found that I had read 60 pages.
This was book 2 and sometimes I regretted I hadn’t read book One first, but I didn’t feel I lost anything.

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