Seeds of Hatred (Scions Awakened Book 1)...
*I received a copy from the author for my honest, unbiased review*
Wow! Loved it! I'm so glad Nadeau asked me to review this, because I probably would have never found it, but it has been one of my favorite reads this year! It reminded me a bit of the books I read last year Ragnarok Publishing, dark, gritty, violent, yet oh so good! I love dark fantasy, but only if it's done right! This one it not only well done, but had potential for even more in the coming books, I can't wait to see where this series goes!
The characters are strong, capable, well written, and completely flawed in the best ways! I really enjoyed all the characters, but of course I loved seeing the story from the MCs views. Soren and Alex both have mounting challenges facing them, and I enjoyed seeing how they handled, not only the challenges, but how they responded to the other characters as well.
I love when the writing style draws me in from the first page, and this was definitely one of those! Well written, while it's longer than I often read lately, it reads easy, and with back-to-back action, most of it went by quickly! The descriptions and amount of detail were well done, and the characters and dialog, and emotions were well portrayed.
Last, but not least, I really love this cover! While it's not as colorful as some fantasies I've seen, it's super detailed, and fits the mood and setting of the story.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this one, and an interested to see where things go from here. I am amazed at the quality of this, as I believe it's Nadeau's debut novel, so I'm excited to see what else he comes up with as well! I definitely recommend this if you enjoy a dark fantasy, or even if you think it's something you might enjoy.