The Sword Kina Ukiel Enjoys A Life That Few Would Dare To Brave She S Found Her Home Amidst Crumbling Ruins, Delving Into Their Mysteries With Little Than Stories For Guidance Protected By Mercenaries And Tasked Only With Finding Lost Treasures, Kina Has Begun Exploring The Truths Lost To History Her Latest Adventure However Turns Up A Strange Sword Which Has Been Long Lost Since The Time Of Gods And Magic An Event In Which The Gods Themselves Waged War Upon Each Other A Sword Of Such Power Is No Small Treasure And Kina Finds Herself Contending With Her Former Allies, An Angered Duke And The Power Of The Gods Themselves With Kina S World Rapidly Changing, She S Forced To Face Not Only The Dangers That She Has Returned To The World, But Perhaps Rediscover Who She Is. This book wasokay It certainly wasn t the best I ve read, but it wasn t the worst, either.I felt like the writing devolved as the story continued More grammatical errors, less time to explore situations or settings, that sort of thing The book itself felt rushed and many of the characters felt shallow Daven, for example, was terrible Total f boy Lyle was the one character I truly enjoyed, although he reacted painfully unrealistically to his brother s death Kina s backstory was interesting but I didn t enjoy her as a character.The element of the gods was interesting Many fantasy stories avoid such a religion focused perspective so I found this to be unique I wish the gods had been explored a little perhaps establishing major gods on both sides instead of just one, or including lore Also, Kina s understanding of the old gods should have been far patchy if she picked this sort of taboo info up from random travelers speaking from rumors.The one thing that bothered me throughout this story was the sword s spell Why did it only give her fox ears and a tail The tail was utterly useless An argument could be made for the ears since her hearing was enhanced, but when she breaks the enchantment, her ears disappear but the hearing remains So why the altered features N
Plot good Characters good World good But so much could ve been done This felt like the bare bones A first draft Something needed to be beefed up, explored, explained Others should ve been cut since it made no sense So much potential, so poorly done I gave it two stars for the potential.
- 212 pages
- Ruins of Change
- J.R. Dwornik
- 09 February 2017 J.R. Dwornik