I have never read a book earlier that deals with computer games nor am I a gamer myself. When I chose this book, I had my apprehensions because I was not sure whether I would be able to comprehend the gaming terminologies or not. To my surprise, I ended up reading this book not once but twice on different occassions.
The plot revolves around a virtual world filled with warriors who are personified by people in real life. Yes, the kinds who immerse themselves into creating kingdoms, acquire wealth etc. However, the storyline is not restricted to the virtual world alone and that is where the beauty lies.
What I simply adored about the story was the fact that Dominic subtly made a point about how people were slowly isolating themselves into a shell. I mean, if you look at today's world, the younger generation is happier to tap away on a smartphone or go gaming rather than socialising. Somehow, the virtual world provides a kind of consolation to people, as in, portraying a character …
This is one of those stories that has an amazing beginning.
The plot takes the reader back to the Victorian era and thereafter shuttles between present age England and the said past. This historical fiction had all the right ingredients to be intriguing. However, I felt a few things prevented the plot from developing. Hence the three stars.
George started the storyline with an interesting narrative. Yet, as the story progressed the story created a bit of a confusion. Maybe it was because the pace of the story was a bit slow. In fact, the writer could have used more elaborations for greater clarity. Also, the language was simple yet more description could have enhanced the impact. There were imageries but where the writing was a bit confusing there the imageries lost their clarity. The story had all the right essentials for getting converted to a blockbuster. Maybe a revision and more elaboration would fo the trick.
The characters or rather the protagonists stood out but sadly they we…
It was time for the Lords of the High Council to step in when the Grandmaster of Kryane is accused of murdering his own people. They had little choice but to prevent the collapse of the whole magicians order, so they sent Michael to investigate the allegations.
The people of the desert planet were an enigma, but none more than Andesine, the healer assigned to assist Michael. Why did she report the Grandmaster? Was she involved, or was there something more sinister going on?
The more people they interrogated the more they suspected that nothing was as it seemed. Not the murders, nor the Grandmasters' motive as everyone thought.
Unable to resist the growing attraction between them, Michael and Andesine learn that they had to trust each other with their own secrets, and risking any future they might have.
Time and again the High Lords had to step in to prevent chaos on Kryane, but time was running out for Michael and Andesine. They had to get a new Grandmaster in place before the Kr…