Friday, 2 September 2011

Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch - Book Review

Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch
by Angel Haze and Slade Sewell


What is it about:
Debonair, a witch from the Unspoken Lands, has meddled in the forbidden practice of magic and created an army of nightmarish proportions. When sixteen-year-old Astanyx and his two best friends return from a hunting trip to find their small town of Polca reduced to smoke and ash, they find themselves thrust into a battle for which they haven't been trained.

With the help of his comrades, including an esteemed warrior, one of the last great wizards and a princess they've sworn to protect, Astanyx must fight to unite the kingdoms of the humans, dwarves and elves. He must ask forbidden questions that no one wants to answer, questions about Talimura's dark history. As Debonair's brutal warriors lay siege to the kingdoms, Astanyx is driven to pursue a fateful quest for a blade powerful enough to defeat the malevolent witch before she destroys the three kingdoms and unleashes an unspeakable ancient evil.

What did I think of it:
Although not overly original, this is a very decent fantasy story. It's full of action, adventure and epic battles like any good High Fantasy story should be. Especially the battles are very well written I must say. Although I liked Astanyx, I found myself drawn more to some of the side characters: Crypt and Locke (two treasure hunters) were my absolute favourites. Some of the plot turns were a bit too obvious in my opinion, but that might also be because I read a lot of Fantasy and did my fair share of Fantasy Roleplaying. All in all this is an entertaining read for those who like a story full of battles, sacrifice, questing and adventure.

Why should you read it:
It's an Epic Fantasy story with Orcs

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