Can't say enough about this one. I rate it higher than Anthony Ryan's first book in the series Ravens Shadow. It reminds me of Raymond Feist's Magician or potentially Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time as is shares the growth and early childhood of our main character. The first person perspective is a winner from my point of view and sits alongside The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (come on Pat where is book 3!). I am hoping that the second installment is not too far away and that it doesn't change the main thrust coming from the single character perspective.
Great character development that gives you the human view and while we know the main character is not going to be killed off the story line and associated characters that the story is built around are all ones you want to see pull through and you want to learn more about them (or at least I do!).
I have not been pulled into an authors world like this since I picked up Brandon Sanderson. While Dawn of Wonder only introduces us to a small portion of the surrounding world we are tantalized with a lot more and book 2 would seem to be about to launch us into far more of the surrounding countries and peoples. I have loved book 1 Mr Renshaw and cannot wait for book 2. Bring it on!
For those who have loved the other authors and series I have mentioned above give this one a go and you will not be disappointed.
Please don't let your publishers cut the length of the novel down or in half with book 2. Much of the pleasure in these book is being able to continue to read long into the night, night after night and the length of book 1 was a joy as there was always another bit of a character that waited around the next page turn.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 11083 KB
- Print Length: 712 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Jonathan Renshaw; 4 edition (1 May 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00VV63K22
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 2,506 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,045 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)