Monday, June 3, 2013

Beholders: Insight. A Review

Many thanks go to Terron James and Jolly Fish press for giving me an advance copy of Insight which came out on June 1st!



Let me start by saying I read this before Jolly Fish had it (one benefit of being a beta reader) and wow, some of the changes blew me away. The writing was new realm of awesome with some really powerful imagery mingled in. Certain scenes were switched around to make the story stronger, and it worked really well.

I still believe being a Beholder is one of the coolest forms of magic ever thought of, and Terron did a great job of making the reader feel like they were suffering along with Lon as he struggled to control everything happening to him. The contrast between Appernysia and the Rayders gave a great sense of tension with the perfect action packed ending. The cliffhanger at the end still gave me chills even though I've read part of book two (Take that, suckers!)


I've said all this good stuff even though this really isn't my type of book. I never finished reading Lord of the Rings (go ahead, stone me) becasue of some of the same things that bothered me with Insight. It starts slow,  taking time to get into the world and understand the characters, it doesn't mean the story as a whole isn't worth it, I just have hard time with it.

In general, if you like Lord of the Rings, and can't get enough of high fantasy worlds, this is your book.

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Congrats on your launch Terron! I'll see you at the release party on Saturday :)
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