Magical isn’t always better.
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This is another NetGalley book I finished a while ago and haven’t gotten around to reviewing until now. Oops! If you enjoy epic fantasy, this book will be right up your alley.
Road of the Lost by Aidan Russell is slated for release in early January 2018. Personally, it took me a little while to get into this book, but that has more to do with my slight aversion to keeping track of kingdoms, deities, races, etc. If you enjoy complex and intricately-built worlds, you will love this book. And even for me, the story became more engrossing the longer I stuck with it.
I especially enjoyed the descriptions of the various characters’ supernatural abilities. It reminded me of various moves I’ve used in MMORPGs online, which was pretty cool. And some of the magical areas and creatures are painted with vivid detail that made me feel like I was right in the middle of things.
However, sometimes the flow of a discussion or battle got bogged down a bit by the insertion of description or purple prose. Overall, though, the pacing of the book is pretty good and picks up steam as you go. I am curious to learn more about the history of this world and see where the storyline goes next in future books.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5
P.S.: Read this review if you prefer more dragons in your fantasy.