The thing I hate about starting a new entertainment “thing” – whether it be a TV series, book trilogy, set of movies, whatever… is that eventually you RUN OUT OF IT!
I am already getting pre-sad because I am at the end of season 4 of Dr. Who and I know I only have 3 seasons left to watch!
I know I can watch them again – but there’s nothing like the first time through!
So this was a good enough book. I’ll pretty much read any book with Elves, swords, dragons, magic…
The description from Amazon says…
Set in a world that is not our own, Legon Awakening takes you through an epic journey into a land full of wonderment, illusion, and innovation.
Join Legon and his sister, Sasha, as they search to understand their true heritage and unravel the possibility of being part human and part elf. Surrounded by Elves, the newly introduced Iumenta race, Dragons and Humans, our heroes’ lives are filled with adventure and fantasy in their search for answers, as they begin a larger-than-life quest of discovery. Not to mention the incredible battle scenes, which are sure to capture your imagination!
Got this one free… The rest of the trilogy needs paying for… But my mom bought the other two… And the handy “lend” button will let me read them off her account (awesome feature).
So… Well written enough… Some appalling typos … Which, you have to kind of expect with these kindle books.. These authors publish themselves and have no professional editors.
But none of the typos had me screaming in pain 🙂
The story moved well. The characters were pretty likable. I would have liked a little more story from the villain point of view. I think that always adds to a story when you get both sides.
So… Once again… Worth the read? Totally. Don’t know that I’d pay more than a couple bucks… But if you like fantasy, it’s a good read and kept me interested. I can recommend it.
I give it 4 out of 5 elven swords 😉
OK, so I didn’t “Read” it…
Scott Sigler, awesome dude that he is, makes a lot of his books available for FREE in podcast format.
I just finished listening to this one… I think it might be the first one he ever did?
Anyway – totally awesome and I highly recommend it. It’s especially good if, like me this week, you have a lot of sort of mindless, repetitive stuff that has to get done but doesn’t require your full brain to do it.
Listening to stories is not 100% my preference… But I love the way he does his.
So I definitely recommend checking this one out:
The synopsis from his site:
Deep below a desolate Utah mountain lies the largest platinum deposit ever discovered. A billion-dollar find, it waits for any company that can drill a world’s record, three-mile-deep mine shaft. EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company’s driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure.
But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting … and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out firsthand why this treasure has never been unearthed.
Lots of twists and turns. Fast paced – keeps you interested.
I have listened to other books of his and read some of them as well. I love this guy!
Welcome to a new Blog Feature! “So I Read This”
I get tons and tons of free books through the Pixels of Ink feed (if you have a Kindle – seriously – subscribe to this!)
They are usually up to $3 or $4 by the time I finish the book. The “Free” part goes away quick.
But I figure – what the heck – I ought to pass along my thoughts on these books / authors, since they ARE giving me their work for free and all.
So – Today’s “So I Read This” is:
The Shadow Chaser by one Mr. John Matthews.
The Official Book Description from Amazon:
Book DescriptionPublication Date: January 24, 2012
Andre Lemoine, one of the world’s leading geneticists, is on the verge of the medical breakthrough of the century: a link with rare primates that could unlock a vital key in the search for a cure for AIDS and cancer.But part of Andre’s quest is driven by a pressing medical threat within his own family, and when his breakthrough brings him into conflict with two ambitious ruthless rivals – it plunges Andre into the race of his life; a race which takes Andre from the dark jungles of Africa and Brazil to the seamy backstreets of Paris and Philadelphia. A nightmare world of thieves, hookers and pimps, lab bombers and FBI agents – far removed from the safety of his lab bench.
For Andre the stakes have never been higher. Because, as the threat to those Andre loves looms stronger, it becomes a race through the shadows of his family’s dark past to, ultimately, face death head-on.
This was pretty good and very well written. It’s TOTALLY out of my usual elves and spaceships comfort zone. But I liked it. It moved. The characters were well drawn. I thought he did a decent job with the suspense. There was a good mix of action and emotional internal struggle.
The main character I wanted to slap around a couple of times, but that was on purpose – due to his nature and personality.
If you downloaded this when it was free – it was definitely worth taking the time and reading.
If the description above sounds even a little like something you’s like? I think it’s totally worth the $2.99 that it’s running right now for Kindle. Would I pay more for paperback? Nah – likely not. But then – no elves in this book!
I downloaded a book for the SB on my Kindle and he has been reading and enjoying it.
He’s even contemplating the option of perhaps a Kindle for himself.
I love mine, it’s super awesome. I get TONS of free books – I think I have paid for maybe 2 or 3 at this point.
Plus – email, internet, facebook, apps.
I recommend it to anyone who likes to read. You can store WAY more books in the amazon cloud than you can on a set of shelves!
Not that I have a problem with paper books… but the Kindle is certainly lighter and more convenient.