Series: The Great Iron War #1
Publication Date: December 15, 2014
Source: Received from author and Masquerade Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
The best way I can describe this story is a “solid” read. It didn’t blow me away or present anything in shocking new light, but it was a lot of fun and I did enjoy it a great deal.
Our author is very skilled with words and forming active passages, skillfully avoiding the trap of dreaded passive voice and lagging sentences. The plot itself moved along at a good pace and didn’t tend to wander more than was good for it.
Jacob was a somewhat stereotypical “reluctant hero” type, who starts out in for it for himself but is swayed by his conscience along the way, but that’s a recurrent character for a reason; we enjoy it, and Jacob was enjoyable.
I found the side characters interesting as well, and fitting in the scenario of the story: hard people in a hard time.
His epic fantasy trilogy, The Children of Telm, was released between 2013 and 2014.
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