A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish REVIEW

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Synopsis

Thren Felhorn, a notorious thief,a man feared by everyone, wants the perfect heir for his criminal empire. He tries to turn his son, Aaron, into a ruthless killer, one that doesn’t have feelings. Will Aaron stay on his predetermined path, or will he make his own way?

Review

This book is surprisingly very good. Another indie author who has taken me by surprise. The book is on par with such fantasy greats such as George R.R. Martin and Robin Hobb. This book is on my list for one of the best books I’ve read this year.

Lets now go to the details of why this book is good. Firstly: the plot. The plot has a whole lot of twists and turns you’ll never see coming. It doesn’t really follow the quest structure of most fantasies like Wheel of Time or Lord of the Rings ,but plays out a lot like The Godfather meets The Bourne Identity meets Assassin’s Apprentice. An odd combo, but it works beautifully.

Secondly: the characters. There’s a whole lot of dirt-bags in the book. What did you expect, a novel about thievery and criminal enterprise is going to have a lot of villains. I like the fact that the author made the villains just as human as the heroes. The heroes by the way, are great too, they talk, and act as if they are real people. They have a lot of tough choices to make.

Lastly: writing quality. Short, and sweet, doesn’t overuse words.

Verdict

Overall, I’d give this book 4 out of 5 stars! The book is recommended for fans of action and fans of complex plots. Not recommended for people squeamish of blood, or innuendo. Fans of Game of Thrones would love this book.

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