'History is not always an accurate record as it was often written by the victor of the events that led up to the here and now. But there is another history, one that is remembered by those who exist only in myth and folklore. A history from the dawn of this world when Man walked with Elves and Dwarfs, a history from the time of magic. But that was long ago and is long forgotten .. Until now.'
I was amazed to find that this is Wayne M Sefton’s first full length book – and that he is a self published author. I have read many books from major publishers that are not nearly as engaging and well-written as this one. He definitely has talent.
The characters are well drawn and engaging and for the most part the dialogue flows naturally and is believable. The author doesn’t fall into the trap of using attribution (he said, she said, said Kelly, said Jason) after every line of speech which is something that a lot of new authors seem to do … he trusts his readers and his character’s unique voice to be recognised as the dialogue progresses and it works.
The fantasy novel is not a genre that I read often, but I found this captivating, even the points where their journey becomes more fantasy than earth bound. – it was imaginative and held me throughout – and I found myself really enjoying the journey - and look forward to reading the next in the series.
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