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Darkspire Reaches

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  • Posted March 21, 2013

    I'll start this review by saying, I love reading fantasy. There

    I'll start this review by saying, I love reading fantasy. There was a time, not too long ago, when I felt as if the fantasy genre had died. Not much new was coming out, and what did show up on the shelves didn't suit me. Lately I've seen a resurgence of excellent fantasy stories, and Darkspire Reaches is one of them.

    Leslie knows how to build a world, and create--not just characters--but whole races of them, complete with speech patterns and a recognizable cadence that sucks you into her world. From the first chapter you know you are entering a new world, and by the third chapter, you are already familiar with it.

    Some authors plop you down in the middle of a fiery battle in a desperate attempt to get your interest. Leslie goes about it differently. There is a confidence in her writing that allows for a slow build of tension, but each chapter has the right level of suspense, and, if you're a careful reader, you'll spot the foreshadowing woven into the pages by a master wordsmith.

    This wasn't a book that demanded to be devoured in one sitting, but each bit I read left a good taste in my mouth, like a fine glass of wine, and I realized I was eager to get back to reading each night. As I neared the end, I had to stay up later than I wanted to find out what happened. I wasn't disappointed.

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 18, 2013

    Matt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Wow

    This book was a great read! I hope to see more spin off from this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Awesome!

    I really enjoyed this read. I look forward to to seeing if this blooms into a series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

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    Posted November 19, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Rose

    Whoa. Good choice. Takes all weapons by bella and puts them to my waist

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Andrew

    Im going hunting tomarow so i need to sleep

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Excellent... (BW 11/6/13)

    Took me awhile to get into this, but now I can't wait for the sequel!! Thanks for a great read.

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  • Posted October 31, 2013

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I'm glad the author chose to gi

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I'm glad the author chose to give it an end, even though it could be continued. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Loved this book!

    I sincerely hope Elizabeth Hull chooses to write another book following this one. I would enjoy reading about the Drakken world, Connor and Raven's new life there, and about Copper.

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  • Posted July 4, 2013

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    Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite In C.N. Lesley¿s ¿Da

    Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

    In C.N. Lesley’s “Darkspire Reaches”, when Emperor Chactar order the death of witches by burning, Raven and her foster mother, Margie, leave their village and seek shelter from the very man who is responsible for their misery. In exchange for a secret that Margie threatens to expose, they are granted shelter by the wicked emperor. From that moment onward, Raven’s life continues to change, and she will learn so much more about herself, about Samara Maidens, a Drakken male and the beast Wyvern that has plagued her mind like a nightmare.

    I love the cover art by Alex Boca which grabs my interest right away. The dialogue was confusing at first until I figured out the difference of a ‘peasant talk’ and the normal speech that Margie and Raven use. The author’s beautiful writing style easily sparked off interest and my imagination about the story. I rooted for Raven from the beginning as I felt her pain and sympathized with the harsh life that she had to endure. Honestly, I didn't like the things that happened to a protagonist that deserves so much more. I couldn't find it in me to like Connor, the Drakken male, at all. Only when Raven accepted him that I followed suit. A tumultuous but otherwise entertaining read, this is an adult fantasy novel with solidly-built worlds, characters and creatures. If you love dragon-themed tales like me, the Wyverns are definitely on par with the dragons as a large, mythical winged creature.

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