Some stories are dark – they explore deep philosophical issues; right and wrong, good and evil, war and it’s consequences, slavery, tragic love, death and, the darkest of all, betrayal. This is not one of those stories.
M.M. Perry’s latest epic fantasy brings to life a magnitude of creatures and characters in an ancient fantasy world.
In this first installment, we follow King Callan on his quest to save his wife who is dying of an incurable illness. Travelling to the Temple of an Old God, King Callan and his party are faced with numerous challenges that they must overcome. A typical plot for a fantasy novel with quests and whatnot.
The book, which is roughly 238 pages, is well written and contains descriptions where your imagination isn’t going to be strained. The world Perry has created leaves little to the imagination, weaving beasts and other interesting features into the scenery that would make you wish to visit.
In all honesty, it took a while for anything remotely interesting to happen in the book. At the very end, we are given some food for thought, with some unexpected twists to what we thought we knew about the characters.
While this book is well written, I wouldn’t recommend it. I give this book 2.5/5 stars. Hopefully the next installment contains more interesting content for those who did enjoy this book.