Series: The Legends of the First Empire #1
This is a sword and sorcery novel where the people don’t have too many swords. Well, the humans don’t have very many. The god-like Fhrey are a different story, but they also have magic. Well, “Art.” If I were more of fan of straight out sword and sorcery fantasy worlds, I’d probably have enjoyed this more. As it is, it was alright, and I liked some of the exchanges, especially those involving Suri, but there wasn’t anything terribly exciting about it. Some parts were downright dull.
Suri thought people were playing a game when they stated the obvious, so she’d reply to comments like, “You’re alive!” with “Your hair is black.” She’s basically pushing this up to 3 stars for me since it was a very average read otherwise.
Anyway, I can see how some people would really like this but it wasn’t the best fit for me even though I enjoyed parts of it. Overall I thought it was a bit slow and not a good enough “hook” for the rest of the series although I may decide to continue reading it as it comes out.
Previous reading update:
I read this for square #29 in booklikes-opoly “Read a book that has a tree on the cover." At 432 pages, this nets me $5 for my bank, bringing me to $56, and leaves me with two more books to read before I can roll again.