The Hall of the Wood - Book Review

Product Details
File Size: 1050 KB
Print Length: 281 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456540130
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English



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Summary

All is not right in the Simarron Woods.

The King's Patrol has vanished. Their Hall stands empty. Goblins prowl the fringes of the forest and folk whisper of a sitheri witch brewing evil from the darkest hollows.

Once a patroller of the Hall, Jerrick Bur is duty-bound to investigate. He is joined by Kayra Weslin, knight errant, and her chronicler, Holly, who go to answer a plea for help from nearby Homewood. Along with Murik Alon Rin'kres, an eslar sorcerer who harbors a secret purpose all his own, the four attempt to unravel the mystery of the missing patrollers. They soon find tales of their disappearance frighteningly untrue.

My Views

The Hall of the wood is an adventure fantasy book placed in the same world as the Five Elements. Since I haven’t read the five elements I can safely say that Hall of the wood can be read as a stand-alone book.

I felt the plot is interesting and fast paced during the first few chapters and the suspense keeps you moving, but towards the end the story becomes predictable. The war scenes could have been shorter. Although I loved the part where the characters were in a trance and were forced to face and fight against their own weakness and inner turmoil.

The character got a chance to develop properly and readers could understand their behavior and characteristics, maybe even relate to them. Having said that, they weren't unique as each reminded me of characters from different fantasy novels.

The book is short and you can finish it in one sitting. Good for readers who love witchcraft and magic.

About the Author
Scott Marlowe divides his time between writing fiction, mountain biking, and designing software systems for the accounting and medical industries. He currently lives in Texas with his wife and two crazy dogs.

You can find more information about Scott online at scottmarlowe.com.

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I have received a copy of this book courtesy of LibraryThing in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this review. This is a book I wouldn't have considered before!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this book. Like Muriel, I had not heard of it before and was intrigued by what you had to say. I enjoyed your post!

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