Wotan's Dilemma by Hank Quense
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was really hard to put down. I'm a bit wary when an author tries to combine multiple genres but I really liked what Hank Quense accomplished with Wotan's Dilemma. Between settings, plot and characters, what appealed to me most were the characters.
When you are reading, it is easy to become part of the story and there are times when you know more than your character - and I found that sense of dramatic irony to be very effective. The nature of this story kept the action and intrigue fresh, so I never lost interest in the basic plot which was inspired by the Rhinegold myth.
If I had to pick one thing I didn't like about the story, it would be that the story sometimes had too many ideas too keep up with. Sometimes I felt like I was being led towards something that never happens. Additionally, I feel that the author should have included a little more information about the 'common' people of the story and the general landscape. Many of the settings were glossed over. Overall, it was a thoroughly fascinating read.
Would I recommend this read? Definitely. It's imaginative, quirky, well-written and well-edited. No bumps, no mistakes. Anyone who likes fantasy will love this book.
Offensive content?: None, kids who enjoy fantasy reads will also enjoy this book although I recommend a parent reading it to them.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obliged to write a positive one.
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