Monday 18 August 2014

#BookReview - The Soul of the World by @JG_Silverman #ReviewShare #Fantasy

The Soul of the World (Legends of Amun Ra, #2)The Soul of the World by Joshua Silverman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you like Game of Thrones, this series definitely deserves your attention. When I realised Leoros’ inner struggles I was a bit concerned that might overpower the plot. It didn’t. It blends in with the main plot and ties in with the other characters.

This reader would have it liked it better if there had been more than two lines for the book description. If I were to have seen this book on its own, I would not have purchased it based on the current description which does this book no justice. A longer blurb of at least 200 to 300 words covering the main angles would be more enticing for readers.

This reader liked the writing style which is consistent throughout. I read both books in the series and I would say writing wise, this is the stronger of the two. Secondly, I liked Potara for everything that it was. The best of times, the worst of times but there it stood as a central setting to The Soul of the World. Thirdly, while most fantasy books are intent on exaggeration, Joshua Silverman tells only what readers need to know while holding back just enough to invoke suspense.

Would I recommend this read? Absolutely. For fantasy readers, you will be transported to a whole different world in the best of ways. For the general reader, this book is not all fantasy and if you like a book with good writing or are looking for a new author to enjoy, this is definitely for you.

Overall assessment:
Content: 4.5/5
Editing: 4.5/5
Formatting: 4.5/5
Pacing: 5/5

Offensive content?: Based on language and settings, I would recommend this book for anyone aged 13 and above.

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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