King by Right of Blood and Might by Anna Walls
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I was given this book by the author, who has published it independently, and more power to her!
I might start off by explaining my rating system:
No (0) stars - It's utter crap, don't buy it, what a waste of paper.
One (1) star - It's utter crap, with one or two redeeming qualities.
Two (2) stars - It's crap, but has a fair amount of potential.
Three (3) stars - It's good, though not my preferred reading fare, you should still read it.
Four (4) stars - It's great, and you should probably read it.
Five (5) stars - Blew my frikkin' mind! Buy it! Now. You'll thank me.
King by Right of Blood and Might earned three stars because it is genuinely good, though not typically something I would read. The story is good and imaginative and quite engrossing in places, though the simplistic style of writing suggests that it would be more suitable for a young reader (aged around 7-12, I should think). Please note, this is NOT a bad thing at all! This book tackles gritty and gruesome happenstance in a manner that is easily digested and not at all traumatising.
There were a couple of awkward sentences here and there (name a book that doesn't have one or two and I'll call you a liar), and one instance of inappropriate language for the style that, honestly, shocked me.
That said, this is a definite must-read for any young readers you know.
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