Family of Lies: Sebastian

Family of Lies: Sebastian

by Sam Argent

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ISBN-13: 9781632166807
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 03/18/2015
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 355,232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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Family of Lies: Sebastian 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story and would recommend it to anyone!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great read. great characters. I'm hoping there is another forthcoming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What's great about the book. I have a super soft spot for grumpy lovers who are difficult to woo. I enjoy turbulent starts to relationships. Having put that out there, Sebastian was a perfect character for me as a reader. I adore his grumpiness and how he mouths off to everyone, regardless of station. Prince Turren is a wonderfully persistent foil to Sebastian's character and the wooing process is enjoyable to read. I also liked Sebastian's family dynamic. Horrible people that know each others weakness and prey on them without remorse. Sam Argent writes this family very well, leaving the reader with the feeling that dysfunction does not mean love and loyalty cannot also exist. The family equally plots against each other and pulls their ranks together when put in a corner. The dialog is witty and carries the majority of the story. I frequently found myself laughing out loud at some of the antics in this book. Why the 3-Stars: This is a really good beginning book. It definitely has the feeling of an author's first book. The world building is shaky, but intriguing. It's stated at some point that there's been lots of inter-species mingling and that some people live longer than others, but that's about all that's said. A little more world building woven into the story could have provided a clearer place for the story to take place in. It could also have used a little more detail regarding the relationships of the families involved. It was unclear exactly who the main family is in regards to the royal family, what their standing was in the scheme of the kingdom, what exactly their relationship was to the royal family. A little more explanation could have really made parts of the story less confusing. There's also many points where topics are being discussed that sound clever, but leaves the reader confused on what exactly is going on. Again, just a little more detail about the history of the families would have been nice. Also, the bad guy came out of nowhere. While the Prince's life is put in danger early in the story, there's no hint of the bad guy until much later in the story, at which point it feels like he's actually had a really big impact on the history of the kingdom. Again, just a little more detail in the world building would have solved this. So there's the good and the bad. That being said, it was a fun read and the author left a lot of openings for there to be more in the series about the Orwell family. I will certainly be keeping an eye on the author and will be buying the next one. The writing level in this book clearly displayed talent and I feel the books Sam Argent puts out will only get better. Looking forward to seeing more from this author. **Originally posted on Amazon