Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Sword of Wisimir by Allen Stroud

Title: The Sword of Wisimir
Author:  Allen Stroud
Series:  The Wisimir Tales #1
Published: December 14th 2012
Page Count:  204
Genre:  Fantasy
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Opportunistic thief, Jack Von Drey thinks his luck is in when he steals the Governor's taxes from the back of a treasury wagon. But it turns out, this is a game with higher stakes than he bargained for.

City Minister, Urin Braymes makes one bad decision. Unfortunately for him, it opens him up to being blackmailed for the rest of his life.

Magister Leel's scheme to recapture his position of power seems to be right on track. But, when he makes a bargain, he finds he has unleashed magic that even a wizard cannot control.

And Jarno Herren? Well he just wants to find out the truth.

The Sword of Wisimir is a fantasy tale of crime, intrigue, life and death. Where ideals are cheap and, in the end, everyone finds out what they'd sacrifice to survive...

My Review:

I absolutely love that this story jumps straight into the middle of the action and stays that way throughout. The author has a very smooth and easy writing style that keeps up with the fast pace of the story. There are some very unique and unexpected twists and turns in this novel that keep the reader on their toes. It’s also very well written so that the audience doesn’t have to slow down and figure out what’s going on. I also commend the author on the fact that although there is a lot going on, a large number of major characters, and a few different story lines, it is very easy to keep everything straight but you can also see the connections between everyone and how the different storylines begin to intertwine.

Each of the characters in this novel are perfect for their roles. They are all uniquely and fully developed to suit a purpose while becoming very well rounded individuals both in personality and appearance. I appreciate the fact that the characters’ names are very unique but easy to remember. This avoids any confusion as to who did what, where, and with whom, while keeping each individual unique.

This story was very well rounded and has a little bit of everything. There’s some intrigue, lots of action, magic, and some mythical creatures. The author includes all of this while keeping the book light and easy to follow. It was a brilliant read and I can’t wait to continue on this journey with the characters. It did, however, leave me with just one question... How in the world does this end???

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