- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; edition edition (10 January 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0008272301
- ISBN-13: 978-0008272302
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.3 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
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Instead of a utopian ‘let’s all of us rebuild our world’, I felt fascinated by the author’s thoughts of how the reality might look like for the survivors.
For me the action vs world building was correctly balanced, and I enjoined learning more about it while the plot thickened and the characters evolved.
I highly recommend the lost puzzler as I greatly enjoyed it.
The Lost Puzzler was puzzling.
I just don't know what to make of this book or how to review it.
I do not recommend it. That's a good start.
First time authors should rely heavily on editors. The book was unnecessarily verbose.
So what was it about?
Uhm let me think about it.
A 'puzzler' is a person with tattoos who can unlock doors by solving complex puzzles.
For example: 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,...What's the next number?
Solve the puzzle in 5 seconds to open the door. If they don't they could die. Well that's not good.
Behind the doors are weapons, medicine, books and other assorted goodies.
These puzzlers are shunned and most of the time killed because the simple town folk believe the tattoos are a sign from Satan.
There are 'Guilds' that buy 'puzzlers' to open the doors and give them powerful goodies and knowledge to control the land. 12 year old Rafik is one of the most powerful puzzlers. There are black boxes or locks on the doors with three holes in them. The puzzler inserts three finger in it and is transported to a puzzler dimension to solve a geometrical puzzle once solved the door opens.
I don't know what i'm saying.
Rafik, The Scribe, Galinak, and Vincha were interesting characters. Some of the action scenes were cool but this bloated post-dystopian novel didn't work.
Thanks to Goodreads for an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review.
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