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Dawn of Wonder (The Wakening Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00VV63K22
- Publisher : Jonathan Renshaw; 4th edition (1 May 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 9868 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 715 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 8,256 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Word building is quite solid. I liked prompt and delicious descriptions of all stuff around, attention to details. I would like to know more about different countries culture differences, customs, religion, etc. Feels like there is an opportunity for a deeper dig in these areas.
I liked writing style, except maybe a couple of scenes with squirrel or birdy points of view.
Character development and reasoning sometimes is a bit lacking in my opinion, there are a few moments and scenes where I feel inconsistencies with character backstory or previous events.
Overall good read.
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.
Anyway, I look forward to Book 2!
The characters are come alive and the story is adventurous thoughtful and detailed
I find it difficult to find fantasy books that have all the elements to make the reading worthwhile but this one looks to be a keeper
I raced through the first one and will be now searching for the next one eagerly
Sad to finish but cant wait to see what happens in the next chapters
Recommending to friends!!!
Top reviews from other countries
Dawn of Wonder is not one of these. It is well written with fresh ideas, excellent characters and an engaging story line.
I am no literature genius but I would whole heartedly recommend this book to anybody with a love of fantasy novels. Young or old this is an engaging and entertaining novel. If you are new to this genre then this may be your starting place to enter exciting and enthralling new worlds.
Plus points first:
The pacing is handled well, and the concept for the story is fairly original.
Now the bad points:
The support characters are very vague emotionally as not well described, and the world they inhabit fits into the realm of almost every other fantasy world, leading to another lack of description.
The main character was irritating after the first few pages, I get that he's special, but knowing what to do in every situation and pulling off amazing stunts every time gets old very quickly.
My other problem is the author's writing style, it came across to me like he was describing a film rather than a series of events in the book. I don't know if this was due to the characters having been not written too well, or just his personal style, but I just really struggled with it.
There's been some amazing fantasy writers out there recently with Rothfuss (which another reviewer compared this to), Abercrombie, and Lynch being amongst my favourites. But, this seems almost childish in comparison.
The book is well written, with a good storyline. The world has been built well and the main storyline offers quite a lot of intrigue. This kept me me at it after I almost have up after an hour of reading.
What I didn't like
I didn't dislike the book but it feels like it would younger audience. Some of the outcomes are a bit predictable and the main character seems just a bit too good. Some of the themes are dark, but a lot of the actual writing around them seems to avoid becoming too dark, when it probably should. Finally, I think there was some missed opportunities for humour.
I found this to be an ok book, with a good storyline, which could do with some dark humour and realism. I'll probably buy the next one.